Policies and accessibility

Website Accessibility
Text options
Viewing advice
Access features
Downloading PDF Documents
Data protection

Website Accessibility

This site has been designed with access in mind. It has been designed and built in line with the guidelines set by the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative.
For more information on these standards and web accessibility in general please visit www.w3.org/WAI/.

Text options

For visitors using a graphical browser the text size on the Revealing Histories website can be set by selecting the text size buttons at the top left of each page.
There is also a text-only option, which shows the site in high contrast with the images removed.

Viewing advice

Keyboard shortcuts are intended to help users who have difficulty in using pointing devices, such as a mouse. The following information details each of the keyboard shortcut commands available to you.
K - Skip to content
1 - Home page
2 - About Us
3 - Key Stage 3 & 4
4 - Video Drama
5 - Contact us
6 - Policies (this page)
7 - Site Map
8 - Credits
9 - Partners
0 - Help

Depending on your browser type use one of the following:

Internet Explorer 6: Hold down the ALT key and select the number/letter of the access key, then press ENTER.
Internet Explorer  7 and 8 do not support keyborad shortcuts.
Netscape 6+: Hold down the ALT key and select the number/letter of the access key.
Netscape earlier versions: Access keys are not supported.
Mozilla: Hold down the ALT key and select the number/letter of the access key.

Access features

The site has a number of access features that improve the accessibility of the site for many users. Revealing Histories is committed to providing accessible and usable information. However, we regret that not all of the audio material on the site is available in the form of written transcripts. The sheer amount of material recorded during Revealing Histories events has not made this possible.

However we have made the following steps towards accessibility: 

All images should have alternative text equivalents to ensure that people who cannot see images can still use the site. If you find an image without alternative text please contact us.
The site has consistent navigation and structure to make it easy for you to find your way around it.
The site is accessible to people using a range of equipment and browsers, including older and lower specification hardware and software, however, if you experience any problems please contact us.
The site uses pages requiring plug-ins only in exceptional circumstances. Where you may need any additional software, we will let you know.
The site tries to use plain language and break text up where possible to make it easier and quicker to read. If there is anything you do not understand or if you require any further help please contact us.
No information is exclusively conveyed using colour.
A site map is available to provide information about the layout of the website.
The BBC's My Web My Way site explains the many ways you can change your browser, computer, keyboard and mouse settings to make the web more accessible for you.

Downloading PDF Documents

Most documents are available to download in MS Word and PDF format, except where the Word version is a large file. A free PDF reader is available from the Adobe Acrobat website.

The Access Adobe website provides useful tools and resources. Adobe also has a free online conversion tool for PDFs.
To learn more about web accessibility visit the RNIB Web Accessibility pages.
If you find any area of our site difficult to use or you have any comments please contact us.


The copyright in all content comprising or contained within this website remains with the Revealing Histories partnership and other copyright owners as specified. Users may access content on this site solely for their own personal or educational non-commercial use.


The views expressed in any section headed ‘Comments’ or ‘have your say’ are views of the public and unless specifically stated are not those of Revealing Histories or its partners. Neither Revealing Histories or its partners are responsible for any content posted by members of the public on revealinghistories.org.uk or for the availability or content of any third party sites that are accessible through revealinghistories.org.uk. Any links to third party websites from revealinghistories.org.uk do not amount to any endorsement of that site by Revealing Histories or its partners. Any use of that site by you is at your own risk.

Data Protection

Under the Data Protection Act, we have a legal duty to protect any personal information we collect from you. We do not capture and store any personal information about individuals who access this website, except where you voluntarily choose to give us your personal details via email, or by using an electronic form, or enquiring about any of our services. In these circumstances, any personal information you supply will only be used to provide the information or service you have requested. Personal information is not disclosed to third parties unless this is indicated on the web page and / or relevant form at the point of collecting information from you, or as required by law.