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We are committed to ensuring that all our websites are accessible to the widest possible range of people. We aim to achieve the standards required for compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 level AA using working practice recommended by the Guide to good practice in commissioning accessible websites (PAS 78), published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

This accessibility statement is for this site, view our development accessibility information on our accessibility practices for sites we develop

The Planet Interactive website has been designed and built to be accessible to as wide an audience as possible. Some people with disabilities find using the web difficult and while we know that it is impossible to design a site that everyone can use, you can help us to maintain the quality of our website by giving us your comments and suggestions for improvement. Please let our developers know if you have a problem using this website.

Standards compliance


Many links have title attributes which describe the link in greater detail, unless the text of the link already fully describes the target (such as the headline of an article).

Whenever possible, links are written to make sense out of context. We aim to avoid links that state “click here” etc. aiming to ensure all link text can be understood when listed by text readers (JAWS etc.). One exception we have allowed is where an article excerpt is used whereby the user may wish to “continue reading”; this avoids excessive link text but uses title tags to explain links out of context.

All links can be followed in any browser, even if scripting is turned off. There are no links that open new windows without warning.

Visual design

This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout. If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.

The site will organically (using your browsers functionality) accommodate resizing text even in Internet Explorer as relative units have been used.

Images – alternative text

All images on this site are accompanied by a brief alternative text which describes the image or its function as appropriate. This alternative text (alt-text) is generally visible only when the browser’s automatic image loading feature is turned off. But can also be read by screen readers for the visually impaired.

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