Website Accessibility Statement

Royal Armouries strives to conform with level AA of the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 and comply with all relevant priority 1 and 2 checkpoints. We are also aware of the Disability Rights Commission’s Guide to good practice in commissioning accessible websites document.


We have tried to ensure that there is sufficient contrast between foreground and background colours. We do not convey information solely through the use of colour.

We have also tried to ensure all images are of sufficient size to support our visually impaired users. All images that are not used for presentational purposes have descriptive alternative text.


Users are able to increase or decrease the size of the text used on this website through their browser’s inbuilt features (usually from the ‘view’ drop down menu).

The content has been checked to make sure it is clear, concise and easily readable.

Browser support

We have made every effort to ensure that this website validates as XHTML 1.0 Strict. It is best viewed in any of the following browsers:

Windows: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6+, Firefox 2+ and Opera 9+, Google Chrome, Safari 3+ or later
Macintosh: Safari 3+, Firefox 2+, and Opera 9+ or later


Scripting languages (most commonly JavaScript) have only been used to enhance user experience. Browsers that do not have JavaScript switched on will simply be passed the HTML equivalent, and no important content should be lost.


Flash is used for some games and interactive activities on this site. We are striving to provided alternative HTML content for these, which is accessible to screen readers and those without access to Flash. Not all Flash content has an HTML alternative, but we are working hard to provide these.


Videos are embedded on this site. All video content is hosted on YouTube which can also be accessed via a link on the page. All videos hosted on the Royal Armouries YouTube channel have Closed Captions.


A sitemap is available to show hierarchical information about the layout of this website.


The site has been designed to fit the width of a 1024 × 768 pixel browser window. Style sheets have been used for the purposes of layout. When style sheets are switched off the content is displayed in a linear fashion.

Some pages use a newer template which utilises a fluid design layout. The layout of these pages will dynamically change in relation to the screen size to provide the best possible experience.


Where forms have been used, all form controls have been associated with their respective labels.

Contact us

We continually strive to improve the accessibility of our site. If you experience any difficulties or have any suggestions for improvement, please contact us.