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I hope that everyone will be able to access this website and enjoy its content. It has been designed to work across a wide range of browsers and platforms. You can, for example, enlarge the text or change the colours using your browser controls. There is a separate stylesheet for handheld devices, tested on the Nintendo DS Opera browser.

Skip navigation

Tap the tab key when the page loads to call up links to skip navigation and access this help page. You can select links in turn using the tab key, and can use the enter key to follow them.

Browser accessibility features

This site has been designed to work with browser accessibility features where possible. You should be able to change the font size using your browser controls, for example. For detailed instructions, I recommend you visit the BBC's My Web My Way website.

If Internet Explorer is your browser of choice (or inertia), Microsoft's accessibility help pages might be useful reading.


This site previously used accesskeys but these have now been removed. They have been removed in the interests of ensuring this site is compatible with as many devices as possible. Please email me if the loss of accesskeys presents a problem for you.

Limitations on accessibility

The Javascript games depend on being able to update graphics on the screen in real time and so are unlikely to work with screenreaders. Where possible, I've made them playable using the keyboard.

Some of the website design examples use third party content or plug-ins which are likely to present accessibility problems. If they aren't working for you, please check you have Javascript enabled.

My Travel Photography map uses Google Maps. More information, including keyboard controls, is available at the Google Maps Help page.


I'd welcome any feedback from anyone using assistive devices to visit this site. I am working to make this site as accessible as possible. Please notify me of suggested improvements and tell me about problems you encounter using this site.

My articles about accessibility for webmasters

Books by Sean McManus

Scratch Programming in Easy Steps

Scratch Programming in Easy Steps

Raspberry Pi For Dummies

Raspberry Pi For Dummies

Learn to program with the Scratch programming language, widely used in schools and colleges.

Set up your Pi, master Linux, learn Scratch and Python, and create your own electronics projects.

Coder Academy

Coder Academy

Cool Scratch Projects in Easy Steps

Cool Scratch Projects in Easy Steps

Learn to make games and other programs in Scratch 2.0, and make a web page in HTML, with this highly interactive book for 7-10 year olds.

Discover how to make 3D games, create mazes, build a drum machine, make a game with cartoon animals and more!

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