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We welcome your suggestions and comments. Please contact us and let us know what you think about our site's accessibility.
BBC Accessibility - advice on making the web easier to use
AbilityNet - national charity helping disabled adults and children use computers and the internet
British Computer Association of the Blind - charity providing information and support for blind and partially sighted computer users
Royal National Institute of Blind People - the UK's leading charity offering information, support and advice to over two million people with sight loss