Accessibility

It is BGS policy to make national data holdings and information about our work accessible to the widest possible audience. It is therefore our intention to design a site that meets the recommendations of the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative. We are working towards compliance with these recommendations but recognise that some of our pages do not yet meet them fully.

Some of the information on our pages represents complex datasets and is presented in ways that are not supported by certain current web access technologies. For instance, some information is presented as maps which are dynamically-generated and therefore cannot be described using alt-text. However, we hope that visitors using web access technologies will find a wealth of useful information in accessible formats elsewhere on the site. If you have any comments or suggestions concerning the accessibility of our web pages, contact the BGS Webmaster.

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