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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. With this latest design, the site design has been made responsive so it works better on mobile devices, although you may still experience issues with some older content on mobile devices.

Skip navigation

Tap the tab key when the page loads to call up links to skip the header, jump to the 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.


You can use standard accesskeys to navigate to some of the most important pages on this site. In the Chrome browser, for example, you can use Alt together with an accesskey to jump to a web page or part of it. The supported accesskeys are as follows:

  • 0 - Help
  • 1 - Home
  • 4 - Search
  • 6 - Copyright
  • 7 - Privacy policy
  • 9 - Contact me
  • B - Blog
  • K - Accesskeys help
  • T- Top of page

Find out more about accesskeys here.

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, and may also not work well on mobile devices with small screen sizes. Where possible, I've made them playable using the keyboard.

Some of the website design examples use third party content or plug-ins which may present accessibility problems that are outside of my control.

My Travel Photography map uses Google Maps. More information, including keyboard controls, is available at the Google Maps Help page. The same content is available without using the travel map by going through the menus for my travel photos.


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.


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