Accessibility Policy

We’re committed to making our website as accessible as possible to create the best user experience and reduce the barriers often faced by disabled people.

We are continually working to provide a user friendly experience across any device you use.

We welcome your feedback, so if there is something you think we could improve or do differently, please get in touch.

Global accessibility standards
Our website has been built using code that is compliant with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards for HTML and CSS. This means our website should display correctly in current browsers and that any future browsers will also display it correctly.

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) is a global technical standard from W3C, which means websites have met a set of basic goals to make content more accessible to visitors with a disability.

WCAG sets out four principles of accessibility: perceivable, operable, understandable and robust. Each principle has 12 guidelines and there are three levels of success criteria for meeting them: A, AA, and AAA.

In accordance with the ‘Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018’ accessibility regulations; public sector websites or mobile apps are required to meet the international WCAG 2.1 AA accessibility standard

Our website has undergone accessibility compliance inspection against the following tools:

● Tool 1: Chrome, Lighthouse accessibility tool – rated in the 90s
‘The metrics score ranges are: 0 to 49 (red): Poor, 50 to 89 (orange): Needs Improvement, 90 to 100 (green): Good.’
● Tool 2: validator.w3.org – an html mark-up validator tool

The BMRC website has reached level AA.

Downloading documents
Where possible, we provide documents to download in a PDF format.

If you have difficulties reading a PDF, please visit Adobe’s Accessibility Resource Centre, which provides useful information for disabled users.

If you need a document download in a different language or format, please let us know.