15 young people were followed over the biggest year of their lives, online and on Channel 4. Share their experiences here...

Help with this site

Using our Archive

You can search on more than one of the Year Dot 15. When you arrive at Archive everyone is selected. First de-select those you don’t want to include in the search. Everyone selected with a tick will be searched when you submit.

You can search on all videos, or one video type. You cannot search on Films and Video Diaries for example. If you want to find Films and Video Diaries, then you should search on all.

You can narrow video results by curriculum subject, and enter keywords.

When you submit your search, your results will replace the subject videos in the video listing at the bottom right hand area of the page. If there are no results, a message will appear in this area to tell you this.

Flash Video Player

You will need Adobe Flash version 8 or higher installed to view video within our Flash player. If you have a version of Adobe Flash lower than version and you are viewing on broadband, the player will invite you to upgrade to the latest version of Flash so that you can viewer the higher quality MP4 files through the player. If you choose not to upgrade you can view the lower quality FLV files. If you do not have Adobe Flash installed, as well as a link to install Flash 9, you will be offered links to ‘View video’; clicking on these links will download the MP4 files for viewing.


Accessibility help


Channel 4 is committed to website accessibility and this website has been built to meet the spirit of the Level Two (AA) recommendations made by the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. To ensure that we meet this level of accessibility we have worked closely with AbilityNet, a charitable organisation specialising in website accessibility.

Diversity of our web users

At Channel 4 we want to be as inclusive as we can. In designing this site we have considered the needs of:

  • People with visual, hearing or motor impairments
  • People with cognitive impairments
  • People with reading difficulties such as dyslexia

Creating and testing our sites for accessibility

We have created our own accessibility guidelines based on the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and other accessibility best practice that we use in the design, development and ongoing maintenance of our websites.

Where possible we involve disabled users in testing our new sites and we always test our sites with adaptive technologies including screen readers, magnifiers and voice recognition software. We also regularly check the accessibility our sites as part of an ongoing development process.

Voice Recognition

If you are using voice recognition software you will need to use mousegrid to control the player buttons to play videos within the Flash video player. Alternatively, if you disable Javascript in your browser you will be able to access the ‘View video’ links which are offered as alternatives to users without the correct version of flash/have Javascript disabled.

Closed Captions

Closed captions are available to view within the video player. Click the ‘CC’ symbol at the bottom right of the player and captions will accompany the video you wish to view. If you would prefer to read a transcript, disable Javascript in your browser and refresh the page. ‘View video’ and ‘Read transcript’ links are offered as alternatives to the player.

Accessibility challenges

As an innovative company working in broadcasting we are always looking at new ways to enhance and develop our websites. As part of this we will ensure we think about the accessibility of any new Web 2.0 technology we use.

We are also working with external suppliers who provide additional content for our sites to encourage them to enhance the accessibility of their material.


We always welcome feedback on the accessibility and usability of the site from disabled web users so if you have any comments on or issues with accessing this site please email us at Accessibility@Channel4.com