We have made every effort to make bslzone.co.uk accessible and easy to use for everyone, no matter what browser you choose to use, and whether or not you have any disabilities.
The bslzone.co.uk website layout takes into account users who are blind or visually impaired. It is fully compatible with popular screen reading software.
The British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust (BSLBT) website is written using HTML5. It makes use of Cascading Style Sheets CSS 2.1 for layout and visual styles, and also CSS3 to further enhance the user experience.
This website conforms to the UK government guidelines for websites. It also follows the Worldwide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0, meeting all level double-A checkpoints.
Maintaining an accessible site is an ongoing process and we are continually working to offer a user friendly experience. However, if you have any problems using this web site please get in touch with us.
There may be times when we have been unable to provide this level of accessibility with certain legacy browsers (such as Netscape, and Internet Explorer 7/6). Below is a list of suggested browsers which are freely available to download from the relevant external sites - Please note BSLBT can take no responsibility for issues caused from installing third party applications.
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We use a video platform that primarily utilises HTML5 to deliver content, and with Flash as a backup. This means that you should always be able to view our programmes, on any web enabled device.
If you can't view our programmes for any reason, please do get in touch with us, providing as much possible detail regarding your internet environment – e.g. Device, Operating system, and browser, as well as details of the content you are trying to view.
Getting Personal with Wayne Sharples
Erika Jones meets gay rugby player Wayne Sharples to find out about the challenges he’s faced. [Covers bullying. Recommended age: 16]
Getting Personal with Louise Stern
Deepa Shastri meets conceptual artist Louise Stern, who left her "Deaf bubble" in America for the London art scene.
Getting Personal with Richard D France
Deepa Shastri talks to Richard D France about his life, mental health and suicide attempts. [Note: this programme deals with mental health and suicide.]