Many people with disabilities can find websites difficult to use simply because of the way they are designed and built. BASIC is committed to providing services that are helpful to all our users, and this includes providing an accessible website. We have built our pages to be compatible with adaptive technologies used by disabled people, and we ensure that hyperlinks clearly describe where they go. All the pages on our website conform to at least the level A standard of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), provided JavaScript is enabled, with a high proportion conforming to the AAA standard.

Guidance on using this website

Font size Use your browser to set the text size. This can normally be done via the browser's View menu (Go to 'View', choose 'text size', and select the appropriate font size, for example 'Larger').

Page structure Each page on our website includes a clear heading. Any consequent headings are introduced in a structured hierarchy, and are clearly marked up using 'h1' and 'h2' tags etc.

Links We try to ensure that link text makes sense out of context and that it accurately describes the pages it points to. You can use the tab key on your keyboard (as well as your mouse) to move consecutively from link to link.

Images A description of every image is provided, either in the alt tag or on the page itself.

PDF files Some of the information on our website is in Portable Document Format (PDF). You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to read PDF files. Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded for free from the Adobe website.

Download Adobe Acrobat Reader Send us your comments Please give us feedback on how you find using the site. If you find something difficult to see or use, we might be able to help. We are committed to improving the accessibility of the site.