We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 200% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.


This accessibility statement applies to the following website:

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible:

  • Some links used for images do not have a discernible name
  • The buttons on the audio player do not have an accessible name
  • The AudioIgniter player has some text that does not have a sufficient contrast ratio

What to do if you can’t access parts of this website

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

  • email:
  • call: 01937 546 060 (Customer Services)
  • write to: Sound Archive, British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 20 working days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact us by email at, or in writing at Sound Archive, British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB.

This website was last tested on 15 December 2020

This statement was prepared on 19 May 2020. It was last updated on 15 December 2020.