We are fully committed to making this website and its content as accessible as possible to all. The website has been carefully designed, and strict standards maintained to ensure that all users, regardless of ability, can access it.

Web standards

Crew's website conforms to Priority Level 2 of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). The aim of the guidelines is to ensure that websites can be accessed by a variety of assistive technologies such as screen readers.

The site has been built to comply with W3C standards XHTML 1.0.

Using this website

We offer the following accessibility features on our site:

  • A 'skip navigation' link (invisible to standard browser environments) at the very top of each page, enables screen reader and keyboard users to access page content quickly (access key =3)
  • A site search and text sitemap (linked from the footer, access key=1)
  • Resizable text and flexible page layout

Screen reader users

All pages within this site follow the same structure and layout for ease of use:

The first link is a 'skip navigation' link, which will allow you to go directly to the page content.

The header contains the main site navigation. If you are accessing the site using a screen reader, you will hear all levels of navigation for the full site.

The site search follows the navigation.

The main page content is in the left column. On internal pages, there is a breadcrumb trail at the top of each page to show you where you are in the site.

The right column contains any sub navigation for that section of the site. Crew contact details can also be found here, as well as tags (a list of the most commonly used words on the site, and links to pages relating to them), a quick poll, a link to the crew donate page and a crew survey (this links to another website) and a link to subscribe to the crew newsletter.

Main navigation links are repeated at the bottom of every page, as well as links to crew's Privacy Policy, sitemap and accessibility page.

At the very bottom of the page, is information about crew's charity and company status.

Customising your computer

You can change the settings of your browser, computer, keyboard and/or mouse to help you access all websites in the best way for you. The BBC's My Web My Way provides full, up to date details on changing settings for various computer platforms and internet browsers.