Website Accessibility statement

Our policy

This website is designed to be inclusive and to provide access to all users regardless of technological or physical disability.

To ensure that this happens, we have programmed our website following W3C and accessibility guidelines. The site is developed using valid XHTML and cascading style sheets (CSS).

Our site content is separated from presentational elements, which makes it available to any visitors that use technologies such as a screen reader or text only browser.

WAI Level AA accessibility

Whilst we strive to achieve and maintain levels of accessibility that conform to the AA standard, we recognise that it is very hard for to maintain such compliance on a dynamically content driven website.

We aim to continually monitor and improve our compliance to meet as many of the WAI Level AAA guidelines as are achievable.

What is an accessible website?

An accessible website accommodates the full range of users.

Designing for accessibility therefore means there is:

An accessible website does not exclude anybody due to:

Text size

You may also use your browser settings to change the text size for the websites that you visit.

How you do this depends on the browser you use:

Other browsers may also have similar options available.

Please consult the help section with your browser if options above aren't available.

Choose an accessible website theme

Access Keys

Access keys let you move around the British Swimming domains without a mouse.

Access KeyFunction
0go to accessibility help page
1go to Big Splash
2go to swimming.org
3go to The ASA
4go to British Swimming
5go to The IoS
Sskip to main content of current page (for non-visual browsers)

How to use Access Keys in your Browser

BrowserModifierEffect
Internet ExplorerAlt + Access KeyThe modifier key must be released before the regular key is pressed. Once the modifier key is released, the browser activates the link
Firefox, Mozilla (PC)Alt + Access KeyLink is activated immediately upon key press.
Firefox, Mozilla (MAC)Ctrl + Access KeyLink is activated immediately upon key press.
Safari (MAC)Ctrl + Access KeyLink is activated immediately upon key press.
OperaShift + EscapeThe modifier key must be released before the regular key is pressed. Once the modifier key is released, browser lists the set of access keys on that page with action and user can hit the desired key.