Guardian News and Media is committed to making this website available to as many people as possible, meeting the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act and making every effort to ensure its communications are accessible to those with special needs, including those with visual, hearing, cognitive and motor impairments.

Many Internet users can find websites difficult to use due to the way they have been designed. We recognise that this is an important issue and are making changes to ensure that the site is accessible in accordance with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) guidelines.

We have endeavoured to make this website adhere to priority 1 and 2 guidelines; all pages validate as XHTML 1.0 Transitional, and use structured semantic markup, while the CSS has also been validated.

We strive to obey the spirit of the UK Disability Discrimination Act 1995 with respect to the provision of services online, as required by the Disability Rights Commission. Changes to improve accessibility are ongoing, but if you come across a page you find difficult to use please let us know at