This web page includes our web accessibility statement and guidance information for readers of our website.

Accessibility Statement

"it began in Africa" is committed to providing all of our users with equal access to our information. We make accessibility an integral and essential aspect of the design and build of our website, employing universal design principles to ensure our web pages can be viewed and navigated effectively by all of our users, independent of the device they are using.

Our accessibility standards are in accordance with the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) - the internationally recognised standard produced by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

We welcome your feedback

Whilst we make every effort to ensure our website is accessible, please feel free to send us any feedback you may have. Email us your feedback

Tips for Accessing Our Website

If you are having trouble accessing our website, we hope these tips will be helpful to you.

Skip Navigation

A hidden "skip navigation" link at the top of each page, when selected, allows screen reader users to jump directly to the home page, main content of the current page, the main navigation menu or the search facility.

Customising our website

Our website pages are designed so that you can change the style, size and colour of the font used, as well as the background colour. If you wish to do so, please see the guidelines for the appropriate browser below:

Adobe Acrobat (pdf) Files

Our content may contain links to PDF files - you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to open these. This can be downloaded from Adobe at