We have made every effort to make Power Up accessible and easy to use for everyone, no matter what supported browser you choose to use (IE6 and above, FireFox 1.5 and above, Safari 2 and above), and whether or not you have any disabilities.

Adobe Flash

To deliver the high levels of interaction necessary to engage the target age group of 7-14 year olds, use has been made of Adobe Flash.

Download the free Adobe Flash Player

Flash is a commonly used way of adding interactivity to websites.


Certain features of the site require JavaScript to be enabled. These are the Danger! panel, the Did you know? panel and popup glossary tips. JavaScript is enabled by default in most web browsers. If your installation is disabled, please refer to your browser's instruction or help files for advice. If you can't or don't want to enable JavaScript, non-JavaScript alternatives are provided.

Altering the visible elements of the site

Power Up has been made compatible with the accessibility tools found in modern web browsers. To change the size and appearance of text or colours please refer to your browser's instructions or help files. Please note, these changes will not affect Adobe Flash elements.

Screen readers

For visually impaired visitors, Power Up has been made compatible with screen readers. Where needed, alternate content or descriptions are provided to ensure that all information is accessible in this medium.

Standards compliance

The pages on this website have been built to comply with a minimum standard of WCAG AA, complying with all priority 1 and 2 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

All pages on this site validate as XHTML 1.0 Transitional.

All pages on this site use structured semantic markup. H1 tags are used for main titles, H2, H3 and H4 tags for subtitles.

Accessibility references

W3 accessibility guidelines, which explains the reasons behind each guideline.