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Hayes Way
Patchway, BS34

Aerospace Bristol is a new industrial heritage museum and learning centre being developed at Filton, to the north of Bristol. It will tell the story of the region's world-class aerospace industry - past, present and future. The Aerospace Bristol project is being run by the Bristol Aero Collection Trust.

Accessibility of website

Accessibility of website

Aerospace Bristol is committed to making our website accessible to everyone, regardless of the technology or the ability of the user. We are working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and adhere to available standards and guidelines.


In order to achieve a high level of accessibility, we have ensured that the following is consistent throughout the website:

  • The navigation is logical and consistent throughout the website.

  • There is a site search at the top of each page.

  • Clicking on the Aerospace Bristol logo at the top of any page will direct you back to the Aerospace Bristol homepage.


Our website can be translated into over 100 languages by selecting your language of choice using the Google Translate widget which can be found in the footer at the bottom of each page.


  • Content is written as clearly as possible in a clear, readable font.

  • Headings are clear and follow a logical structure.


  • Text can be reduced or enlarged in size. This can be done using the built-in text resize tool accessed from links at the top of every page. Please note: Our text resizing tool stores your preference on your computer. This means that whatever option you have selected remains active when navigating the site. Your preferences can be changed at any time and the settings can be returned to default using the tool.

  • Text size can also be changed in most browsers by using View > Text Size in the browser menu bar or using the key combination of Ctrl and "+/-".


  • Text size and colour can be changed on mobile display by clicking the 'Reader View Available'. This can be done using the built-in text resize tool accessed on navigation bar at the top of the page as demonstrated in the example image for mobiles.  From here you can choose what size and colour you would like your font to be.


  • Links are highlighted both within buttons and within written copy.

  • Links within content are identified by being in bold and in blue, and change colour to red when your mouse hovers over the linked word.

  • Links open in the same window unless they are to an external site, and in this instance, a new window will open.


To read PDF documents you will need to have the Adobe Acrobat reader which you can download for free from the Adobe website. The Adobe website also includes further information on PDF accessibility.


All graphics and images in our website have alternative text that describes the contents or function of the image. This description will be displayed when images are turned off, on a text-only browser or as a ‘tool tip’ in certain browsers when the mouse pointer is moved over the image.


Colours used on our site have been chosen so they provide sufficient contrast for all users to read the pages easily.


Errors within a form will be flagged up before the form can be submitted.


Videos have not been set to play automatically.


The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are the common standards followed on accessible websites. This website aims to conform to level AA of the WCAG v2.0.

The website has been developed to conform to W3C standards for HTML (HyperText Mark up Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). Every effort has been made to ensure that the website works without JavaScript, but highly dynamic aspects such as forms rely on it being enabled. All modern screen readers execute JavaScript and users are advised to ensure it is enabled.


While every attempt has been made to make this site accessible, it does include technologies and features that may cause accessibility issues. These include:

  • Graphical headings which may not appear correctly if you change your settings to use a high contrast layout.

  • Adobe PDF downloadable documents.

  • Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint downloadable documents.

  • Google Maps (third party map application) which rely on Javascript (although content displayed in the map is available in an alternate accessible format).

  • We make every effort to overcome these limitations by improving their accessibility and where possible, will provide accessible alternatives. If however you experience any accessibility problems with our site, please contact us.


If you need more information and guidance on using the web and your computer, please take a look at these useful links below:


If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the accessibility of this site, please contact us at or calling 01179 315315 as we are continually striving to improve the experience for all visitors.

This accessibility statement was written in June 2018.

We will constantly monitor the accessibility of this site and revise this statement when changes are made to the Organisation’s accessibility policy and when any modifications are made to the website that could impact accessibility.

Enlarging the text size on desktop

Enlarging the text size on desktop

Enlarging the text size and change the colour on mobile

Enlarging the text size and change the colour on mobile