Accessibility

We want everyone to enjoy our website so we work hard to make sure it’s accessible to people of all abilities.

How to get the most from our website

Our website works on a range of different screen sizes, and you can zoom in or out to make the text easier to read. You can find out how to do this, as well as make other useful changes in your browser, by visiting the BBC My Web My Way website.

How to report a problem with our website

We’ve designed and built this website to conform with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. These guidelines explain how to make websites more accessible to people with disabilities, and we believe they also help make our website easier to use for everyone.

We know our website changes regularly though, and are always looking out for ways to make it even better. If there is information you think should be included on this page, or if you experience any difficulty accessing this site, then please contact us at info@biggreenweek.com.

Accessibility Statement

The Big Green Week website has been designed and developed to be accessible to people with disabilities that impact on how they browse and interact with websites. Here are some of the practices we have put in place to support accessibility for our audience.

HTML5 & CSS

This website has been coded using HTML5. We will use the W3C validator and expert review to help ensure that the code for this site is well strucutred, semantic markup – to maximise browser compatability. The site is built by volunteers using WordPress; an open source CMS and benefits from a number of plugins developed by the WordPress community. If your browser does not support cascading style sheets the content is still readable.

Screen resolution and devices

The Big Green Week website has been designed to work on mobiles, tablets and desktop PCS and has been tested across different browsers, operating systems and devices, (including iphone, Firefox, Safari, Opera and Chrome) to be as inclusive to all internet users as possible. Due to the technologies used it will not display optimally in older browsers like IE6 and IE7 – however it will work in IE8.
Screen readers

The website’s architecture has been designed to be accessible by screen readers and voice browsers. Structured headings and lists are used to break up content and make it easy to scan. The site has also been checked with Wave Accessibility check tool. For programe information – the programme titles are heading 2s and the series to which the event belongs are heading 3s, as this is the less important information from a page scanning perspective.

Video and Multimedia

We have used JW Player to ensure that any You Tube video playing on this site is keyboard accessible and that the controls for the video player can be actioned without the use of a mouse.

Having difficulties viewing this website?

If you are experiencing difficulties while viewing this website, please contact us describing the issue and we’ll do our best to resolve or fix any problems you may have.

If you’re interested in finding out more about accessibility, please refer to the following links:

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0
Equality & Human Rights Commission

Event Accessibility

Event attendees should check respective venue websites for accessibility information prior to purchasing or securing a ticket, and prior to attendance. Where available, event organiser websites may also host this information. Event hosts are encouraged to consider features such as access ramps, whether venue doors are wider than 36 inches and the availability of disabled toilets. They are advised to make provision for the safe evacuation of disabled people in the event of a fire. Big Green Week are not liable for any lack of facilities at any of the events we programme via third parties.