Website and Media Guide

Website Guide

Cape Farewell aims to make the information and resources on our website clear, easy to use and accessible. On this page you will find detailed information on our accessibility policy and help with the website accessibility features. We have also provided a media guide for help with the different file formats and media used on the website.

The website was designed and developed by Bullet. It is a 'live' document and an ongoing work in progress. If you do experience any problems using this site please contact us and we will do our best to solve them.

Video Guide

Watching video on the website

Video is played (or streamed) within the pages using Adobe Flash Player. To watch this video content you need Adobe®Flash® Player 9.0 (or higher) installed. This player is free, quick to download and easy to install.
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If you have the correct Flash Player already installed the video will be shown automatically. Play the video by clicking the play button in the controls below. For users without the correct version of Flash Player video content won't appear and a thumbnail of the movie will be shown instead, with a link to download Flash Player.

The quality of the video playback when viewing streaming video will depend in part on the speed of your internet connection. If you are on a slower connection and experiencing playback problems please choose the download option instead, then play the video direct from your computer.

Downloading video files

Streaming video content is also available to download in M4V format for playback on computers and other mobile devices. A range of free players are available to play M4V including iTunes and QuickTime, with support across different systems including Mac, Linux, PocketPC and Windows. The size of each movie download is indicated alongside the link.
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Accessibility Policy

Cape Farewell aims to make the information and resources on the Cape Farewell website accessible to all intended audiences, regardless of disability, in compliance with the principles of the Disability Discrimination Act (1995) and also with regard to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) guidelines.

Accessibility does not only mean that users with disabilities are able to access the information on a site, but covers all users, whether they have physical or learning disabilities, as well as fully able users: all information should be easy to find, readable, and easy to understand. 

Finding Information

We try to make the information on this site easy to find, easy to read and understand. A site map provides an overview of every page in the site and you can search for specific information using keywords in the site search facility. If you do have difficulties finding the information you are looking for on this site please contact us.

Technical Design 

The website has been designed and built to comply with levels 1 and 2 of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 conforming to the 'AA' standard. This has been achieved through the technology used within the build of the site, and the use of good practice with regards to content and layout.

The pages have been built with standards compliant XHTML (Extensible HyperText Markup Language) and CSS (Cascading Sheet Style), and will degrade to support older and limited functionality browsers. Page layouts will enable support for text to speech browser, with Quick Link navigation enabling easy navigation of both the pages and the website.

This website is best viewed on a screen showing 256 colours and with the resolution set to at least 1024 by 768. For best viewing, your browser should support images, javascript and CSS1 or 2. Should any of these be unavailable, however, you should still be able to find the information you want.


The website is tested as it develops using a combination of accessibility tools and user testing to ensure that the site continues to meet the W3C's accessibility guidelines and our accessibility policy. If you experience any problems using this site, please contact us.

Further Information and Best Practice

Visit the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) website to find out more about the Web Accessibility Initiative and for checklists and guidelines. ›

Visit the SHAPE website for information on improving access to the arts for deaf and disabled people. ›

Visit AbilityNet for information, factsheets and step-by-step guides on approaches and technology to help with keyboard and mouse difficulties. ›

Accessibility Help

Readability and increasing font sizes

The design of this website specifies particular typefaces, fonts, colours, sizes, and background colours, chosen for their aesthetics and legibility. These however can be changed if you have limited or low vision or suffer from dyslexia and have your own viewing preferences. Visit the Citizens Advice website for detailed help on how to change the font colour and font size in various browsers. ›

Website Credits

The website was designed and developed by Bullet and is powered by Joomla!, an award-winning open source Content Management System (CMS) that is freely available to everybody. 

Media Guide

Download free players and plugins for different media formats used throughout the website.

PDF documents

Download Adobe® Reader® to allow you to view, print, and search Adobe PDF files.
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Interactive media and video

To view interactive, animation and video content on the website you need the latest Adobe®Flash® Player (version 9.0 or higher) installed. This player is free, quick to download and easy to install. See the video guide for more detailed help with different types of video.
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Excel documents

Download Excel Viewer to open, view, and print Excel (xls) documents.
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PowerPoint documents

Download the free Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer to open, view, and print PowerPoint (ppt) files.
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Zip files

Download a free trial of WinZip to open zip files.
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Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey, Stranded, 2005-2006
David Buckland, Icesheet, 2003
David Buckland, founder and director of Cape Farewell, in sub-zero kit during the 2005 expedition.
Youth crew head to shore in the zodiac during the 2007 Youth Expedition.
Siobhan Davies, Endangered Species, 2006 (still)
William Hunt, Earth, Wind and Fire, 2007 (still)
The Noorderlicht locked in ice at Tempelfjorden, just North of the 79th parallel, during the 2005 Art/Science Expedition.
View of the Noorderlicht in the icy waters around Spitsbergen during the 2003 expedition.
Ludvig Hammeken and Suba Subramaniam work with school children as part of Uummannaq Day at Southbank Centre, January 2009.
Gautier Deblonde, from The Svalbard Series, 2003-2005
Scientist Kathryn Clark sampling the river water in San Pedro during the 2009 Andes Expedition. Photographer: Ana Cecilia Gonzales-Vigil.
Amy Balkin in conversation with Simon Boxall during the 2007 Art/Science Expedition.
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Cape Farewell pioneers a cultural response to climate change.