Accessibility statement for Orchestras Live website

Orchestras Live is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards.

Measures to support accessibility

Orchestras Live takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of Orchestras Live website:

  • Include accessibility as part of our mission statement.
  • Include accessibility throughout our internal policies.

There is guidance available from the BBC about ways you may be able to make this website and others more accessible for you.

Conformance status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. Orchestras Live website is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard.


We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of Orchestras Live website. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on Orchestras Live website or if you have any suggestions about ways we can improve this site’s accessibility for you:

Compatibility with browsers and assistive technology

We want this website to be as accessible and usable as possible for every user. Orchestras Live website is designed to be compatible with the following assistive technologies:

  • Recent versions of screen readers, e.g. ZoomText
  • Basic operating system screen magnifiers
  • Speech recognition software, e.g. Dragon Naturally Speaking
  • Operating system speech packages

Orchestras Live website is not compatible with:

  • Internet Explorer

Technical specifications

Accessibility of Orchestras Live website relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:

  • HTML

These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used.

Limitations and alternatives

Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility of Orchestras Live website, there may be some limitations. Below is a description of known limitations, and potential solutions. Please contact us if you observe an issue not listed below.

Known limitations for Orchestras Live website:

  1. Alt text on images: Some uploaded images may not have text alternatives. We are reviewing uploaded images to check and update alt text for recently added images.

Assessment approach

Orchestras Live assessed the accessibility of Orchestras Live website by the following approaches:

  • Self-evaluation

This statement was created on 22 September 2020 using the W3C Accessibility Statement Generator Tool and last updated on 4 January 2021.