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Find out how to navigate the Mass Observation Archive’s website and see our accessibility statement.

Finding your way around

There are a variety of techniques you can use to navigate around the site.

You can use the top-level drop-down navigation and the site search, both of which give you access across our website and resources contained within. On most sections of the site, you can use the page navigation (which appears to the right of this content). 

Text resizing and page zooming

Most modern browsers support some form of built-in text resizing or page zooming. Changing the text size or zoom varies depending on the browser you are using.

  • Internet Explorer 11 and above
  • Firefox – latest version
  • Safari – latest version
  • Chrome – latest version


If you are having trouble accessing content on this site please contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance.

Accessibility statement

This website is run by the Mass Observation Archive. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website.

That means you should be able to:

  • zoom most pages in up to 300% 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 (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)
  • We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

The website has been developed following WCAG 2.1 AA standards guidelines.

Some known areas where we need to improve

Some areas of the website were developed before September 2018. These may not meet the AA accessibility standard, such as:

  • some images do not have alt tags
  • some pdf and other files may not be optimised for screen readers
  • some template and page components may not meet colour contrast standards
  • some video embeds do not have captions
  • There may be other areas we have yet to pick up on as we continue to audit the site.

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website

We endeavour to make the content on the website accessible to all. If you are having trouble accessing content on the website let us know and we will do our best to provide the information in another format. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS)..

This statement was prepared on 8 January 2020. It was last updated on 8 January 2020 and will be updated regularly as we move forward with our actions and research.