The Sir Basil Spence Archive Project has taken a number of steps to ensure our website is easy to use for all its users. Listed below are a number of these accessibility features and how to make best use of them.

Text Size

This site is designed in such a way as to allow users to change text size depending on their preference.

For Internet Explorer:
View > Text Size > Smallest/Small/Medium/Larger/Largest

For Mozilla, Firefox, Netscape 6+:
View > Text Size > Increase or Decrease

Downloadable Documents

Get Adobe Acrobat ReaderThe site may make use of PDF files for downloadable documents. In order to view these files you will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Use of Adobe Flash multimedia content

The website does make use of the Adobe Flash player for video content, and you will need to have this software installed if you wish to view the video. You can download the free player at

Standards Compliance

Every effort has been made to ensure that this website is coded to the highest standard. This means using XHTML for markup and CSS for presentation and ensuring code validates wherever possible. There may be the odd slip, but we do try and keep a tight ship round here, so if you spot anything let us know. The site also adheres to the general spirit of “web standards” by using semantic markup.


All images on the site should have corresponding ALT text provided so that they can be understood by non-visual readers.


Many links have title attributes which describe the link in greater detail, unless the text of the link already fully describes the target.

Whenever possible, links are written to make sense out of context.