We aim to make our website accessible to as many people as possible.
Making temperatures easier to read
Some people may find the temperature graphs and symbols difficult to read due to the background colours. To change them to high-contrast:
- From the forecast page choose Settings from the top right of the page;
- In the Units of measurement section, under Temperature, check the High-contrast colours... checkbox;
- Select Save to apply the changes.
Note: this does not apply to the 'heat map' style temperature maps.
Making text larger in your browser
- How to make the text larger in your web browser (BBC My web my way)
Opening PDF files
To view PDF documents you will need to download Adobe Reader
We have enabled our website to be used with BrowseAloud software.
Speech enabling our website provides an additional way of accessing content for people who find it hard to read. This includes those with dyslexia or learning difficulties, those for whom English is not their first language, or anyone with a mild visual impairment.
BrowseAloud is free to download and users have control over the voice, word pronunciations and speech highlighting.
Subtitles for videos
We currently do not provide subtitles for our video forecasts, however, if you access our videos through our YouTube channel there is an option to click the small ‘Subtitles/closed captions' option on the bottom right hand side of the screen. This will bring up YouTube generated subtitles.
Last updated: Dec 7, 2016 8:30 AM