We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
change contrast levels and fonts
zoom in up to 200% without the text spilling off the screen
navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)
We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
The British Library is committed to making its websites accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This accessibility statement applies to the following website:
UK Web Archive - https://www.webarchive.org.uk/
What to do if you can’t access parts of this website
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:
- email: FOI-Enquiries@bl.uk
- call: 01937 546 060 (Customer Services)
- write to: Corporate Information Unit, British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 20 working days.
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact the Head of Corporate Information Management by email at FOI-Enquiries@bl.uk, or in writing at Corporate Information Unit, British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).
Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person
We provide a text relay service for people who are D/deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment: Textphone 01937 546 434.
Hearing induction loops are fitted at all Library Information and Enquiry Desks, or if you contact us before your visit we may be able to arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.
Further information about Accessibility at the British Library can be found on our Visit Us website.
This website is not compliant with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
Content not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
The archival content delivered by the UK Web Archive is exempt from the Regulations under Reg 3(2)(h). This content might fail any of the WCAG 2.1 AA Success Criteria.
How we tested this website
A representative sample of the site was reviewed by AbilityNet in September 2020, using a suite of modern accessibility tools including Screen Readers (Desktop JAWS 2018 / IE11), the web accessibility toolbar, colour contrast analysers, and website validation tools. AbilityNet conducted a review of the website again in May 2020 and made a number of recommendations in order that the website would be compliant with WCAG 2.1 AA guidelines. These recommendations were implemented during 2019 and 2020. This website was last tested on 30 June 2020.
Preparation of this Accessibility Statement
This statement was last updated on 15 September 2020.