Accessibility statement

This is the official accessibility statement for the Business Archives Council website. If you have any questions or comments please contact us.


Most browsers support jumping to specific links by typing keys defined on the web site. On Windows, you can press ALT + an access key; on Macintosh, you can press Control + an access key then the Enter key.

This website has adopted the UK government access key system and all pages on this site define the following access keys:

S - Skip to navigation
1 - Home page
8 - Terms and conditions
9 - Contact information
0 - Access key details

Standards compliance

  1. All pages on this website validate as XHTML 1.0 Transitional.
  2. All pages on this site use structured semantic markup. H1 tags are used for main titles, H2 tags for subtitles, and so on. For example, on this page, JAWS users can skip to the next section within the accessibility statement by pressing ALT+INSERT+2.


  1. There are no javascript: pseudo-links. All links can be followed in any browser, even if scripting is turned off.
  2. There are no links that open new windows without warning.
  3. Wherever possible, links are written to make sense out of context. Many browsers (such as JAWS, Home Page Reader, Lynx, and Opera) can extract the list of links on a page and allow the user to browse the list, separately from the page.


  1. All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes. Purely decorative graphics are included via the "background-image" property in the stylesheet (see next section).

Visual design

  1. This site uses valid cascading style sheets (CSS) for visual layout.
  2. This site uses only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified "text size" option in visual browsers.
  3. If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.

Further information