The Booker Prize Foundation is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of ability, capability or technology. We aim to conform to the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C’s) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, to a AA level, wherever possible.

We aim to provide the most accessible experience possible for our visitors and have implemented the following accessibility features:


    •    Logical and consistent navigation are provided for keyboard users.
    •    Links can be understood out of context for screen reader users
    •    Links are highlighted on keyboard focus

Screen reader navigation

If you are using a screen reader, you will be able to navigate through the site using the standard keyboard commands for that particular screen reader software.

Changing the colour and font of the display

The Booker Prize Foundation does not currently offer alternate colour schemes, however, you can use the controls in your browser to change the size of the text or the colour of the display.

Links, new windows and layers

Links to pages and other websites will open in the same window unless otherwise stated within the link text or before a list of links. Some links may also open in a new layer, like a pop up, on top of the page you are viewing.

Accessibility Limitations

Due to certain constraints, we have had to include technologies and features that cause accessibility issues. These include:

    •    Adobe PDF downloadable documents
    •    Google Maps
    •    You Tube video player
    •    Social media platforms embedded within pages

We are making every effort to overcome these limitations by improving their accessibility and failing that, provide accessible alternatives. 

If you experience any accessibility problems with our site, please contact us via [email protected].

The Booker Prize Foundation does not assume responsibility for third party applications.

Accessibility Guidelines

This site has been developed to conform to level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG 2.1). These guidelines are the internationally recognised benchmark for building accessible web sites.  The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines explain how to make websites more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformity to these guidelines also makes websites more user-friendly for all people.

Browser Compatibility

The site has been cross-platform and cross-browser tested and is currently compatible with modern browsers.

Please note:  You may experience issues with older versions of these browsers or other web browsers. If you experience any issues, please feel free to contact us.

Web Standards and Technologies

This website has been developed to conform to World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards for HTML (HyperText Mark-up Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets).

This website is reliant upon HTML and CSS to render content. Additional technologies including JavaScript have been utilised in order to enhance functionality. Every effort has been made to make these technologies as accessible as possible.

Contacting Us

We are always looking for ways to help people get the best experience from this website.

If there is information you think that should be included on this page, or if you experience any problem accessing the website then please feel free to contact us via [email protected].