Accessibility

We are committed to making our own website accessible and usable by all people, whatever their abilities or disabilities.

Site Customisation

While the site has been created to be as usable as possible, many people are likely to get the best experience of using this site by customising their computer to suit their individual needs; for example: to get the site spoken to them, to change its colour-scheme, or increase the size of its fonts.

If that sounds like it would be useful to you, we recommend you visit BBC My Web, My Way to watch videos of how these customisations – either using accessibility features of your computer or through installing assistive technologies – might suit you.

We are also planning to incorporate some of these customisations within this site in the future, to make it easier for people to use who cannot customise their computer for some reason. For an example of our aim, please see the MyDisplay customisation tool.

Accessibility Limitations

While we have made every effort to ensure that this site is as easy to use and accessible as possible, you may find some limitations:

  • While we always aim to communicate clearly and as simply as possible, some of the articles may require a reasonable level of technical understanding due to the technical nature of what they are about.

Website Issues

If you find anything on the site difficult to use please let us know on our Contact Us page, using “Website Problem Report” as the subject.

To help us get to the bottom of your difficulty, it would help us if you provide the information advised in ‘Contacting Organisations about Inaccessible Websites’ in your request.

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

This statement was last updated on 7th September 2017 and follows the advice on accessibility statements in BS 8878 Web Accessibility Standards.

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh10 June 1921 - 9 April 2021

It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.

His Royal Highness was born on 10th June 1921 and since their marriage in November 1947 He has been a constant support and companion to Her Majesty The Queen and has touched the hearts of all in East Sussex. His commitment to our Queen and our nation has been total and I am sure you will join with me in sending our sincere condolences to Her Majesty and the whole Royal family on His passing.