Accessibility of the Science Museum website

Information about the accessibility of the Science Museum website for people with disabilities or who are older.

We are committed to making the Science Museum website usable by all people, whatever their abilities or disabilities.

This page contains information about the accessibility of the Science Museum website for people with disabilities or who are older.

Using assistive technology

Our website has been created to be as accessible as possible. But you may be able to make it more accessible by customising your computer settings to do things like:

  • change the colour scheme
  • increase the font size, or
  • have the site read aloud to you.

You may be able to use the accessibility features already on your computer to do this, or install assistive technologies (programmes like screen readers or magnifiers).

To find out how to do this, visit BBC My Web, My Way where you can see videos about how to customise your computer and find information about installing assistive technologies.

'Text only' and different colour schemes

To use the website in text only mode, click the ‘text only’ link at the top left of each page above the Science Museum logo.

In the future, we may also include a way for people to change the site’s colours and text sizes. This might be useful if you find it difficult to change those settings on your computer.

If you think this would be helpful, please email us with your suggestions about what kind of customisations would be useful to you.

Limitations of this site’s accessibility

We have done a lot to ensure our site is accessible, but you may find some limitations:

  • We have made our games as accessible as we can, but have not been able to make them accessible for blind people to play.
  • We offer a selection of audio descriptions and BSL video on our website about items in the Museum, but we have not been able to add audio description or BSL to all video on the site, or to produce audio description and BSL videos about all the items in the Museum.

If you have difficulty using the site

If you find anything on the Science Museum website difficult to use, please let us know.

To help us understand what difficulty you are having, please provide us with the information suggested on this page: Contacting Organisations about Inaccessible Websites.

All feedback about the accessibility or usability of this website is welcome and will be carefully considered.