Beatson Cancer Charity is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability.


Web Accessibility Principles

1. Perceivable

Web content is made available to the senses - sight, hearing, and/or touch

1.1 - Text Alternatives: Provide text alternatives for any non-text content - Full details here:

1.2 - Time-based Media: Provide alternatives for time-based media
NOTE: If the audio or video is designated as an alternative to web content (e.g., an audio or sign language version of a web page, for example), then the web content itself serves as the alternative.

1.3 - Adaptable: Create content that can be presented in different ways (for example simpler layout) without losing information or structure

1.4 - Distinguishable: Make it easier for users to see and hear content including separating foreground from background

2. Operable

Interface forms, controls, and navigation are operable

2.1 - Keyboard Accessible: Make all functionality available from a keyboard.

2.2 - Enough Time: Provide users enough time to read and use content

2.3 - Seizures: Do not design content in a way that is known to cause seizures

2.4 - Navigable: Provide ways to help users navigate, find content, and determine where they are

3. Understandable

Content and interface are understandable

3.1 - Readable: Make text content readable and understandable

3.2 - Predictable: Make Web pages appear and operate in predictable ways

3.3 - Input Assistance: Help users avoid and correct mistakes

4. Robust

Content can be used reliably by a wide variety of user agents, including assistive technologies

4.1 - Compatible: Maximize compatibility with current and future use agents, including assistive technologies