Remembering the Past, Resourcing the Future is committed to producing accessible and usable online services. We aim to make all pages as accessible as possible to users with disabilities, including users who may be blind or partially sighted.

The design of our website includes many features aimed to improve accessibility:-

  • Images used in our site are given appropriate alternative text descriptions ("ALT texts"), as required by internationally-recognised Web accessibility guidelines. All graphical navigation buttons are similarly ALT-tagged;
  • We strictly avoid the use of frames throughout the website;
  • Our pages are uncluttered and clear to read;
  • The navigation of the site has been designed so that you can find what you are looking for with as few clicks and as easily as possible.

In addition to using the browser options of viewing different text sizes, we have produced four text sizes for the site which can be selected from every page. The following options allow you to alter the size of the screen font.

Change text size to Small Change text size to Medium Change text size to Large Change text size to Extra Large Change to Text Only


All of the pages on this website have been checked and found to be valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional. This means that the resource in question identified itself as "XHTML 1.0 Transitional" and that it successfully performed a formal validation using an SGML or XML Parser (depending on the markup language used).

Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional


All of the Cascading Style Sheets used within this website have been produced to show users that care has been taken to create an interoperable Web page.

Valid CSS!


Your Memories Needed!

We are always on the look out for new memories or photographs of the North East that we can share.

If you have an interesting and original memory or photograph please get in touch using the contact us page letting us know what you have and we will let you know the best way to get them to us.

We look forward to hearing from you!