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Accessibility Statement

Access for All

Northumbria University is committed to providing a website that is accessible to all users. This Accessibility Statement provides an overview of the accessibility features we have implemented on this website. If you have any questions regarding the accessibility of this site, please let us know.

Accessibility standards

We aim to make our web pages WCAG AA approved and adhere to level 1 and 2 guidelines set out in the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

We endeavours to ensure that the website is responsive to different devices and enable browsers to accessibly change text sizes through the way the website has been designed and developed.

Using the website

Below are a few helpful ways in which you can use the Northumbra University website more easily.  To enlarge text on the website and enhance readability on these browsers:

Using Chrome

On the menu beside the navigation bar click the 3 dots

Increase the Zoom distance to suit your preference

Using Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) 

On the browser menu select  ‘View’

Click ‘Text Size’ 

Choose the size of text 

Using Firefox 1.5/2.0/3.0 

On the browser menu select ‘View’

Click ‘Text Size’ 

Choose to ‘increase’ size of text

To change text and/or colour on the site

Using IE 7 

On the browser ‘Tools’ menu select ‘Internet Options’

On the General tab, select ‘Colors’

Deselect the ‘Use Windows Colors’ tick box Select the box next to ‘Background’ and choose a colour

Click on ‘OK’ 

Using Firefox 1.5/2.0/3.0

Click the 'Tools ' menu

Click 'Options ' display the 'Options' dialog box 

Click the 'Content' tab

Click on 'Colours’

To use your Windows colour scheme settings in Firefox click on the ' Use system colors ' checkbox

Next click on 'Allow pages select their own colours, instead of my selections above’

Click 'OK' or press 'Enter' to return to the options dialog box

Click the 'OK' button, or press 'Tab' until the 'OK' button is selected and press 'Enter', to return to Firefox.

To change the size of the window of the site

On the browser View menu select ‘Full screen’ or press F11

To change text and/or colour on the site in Firefox

To change the colour of links displayed on a screen

Using IE 7 

On the browser Tools menu select ‘Internet Options’

On the General tab, select ‘Accessibility’

Click on ‘Select ignore colors specified on web pages’ (should contain a tick) – Click ‘Ok’

Still on the ‘General’ tab, click on ‘Colors’

Make sure the ‘Use hover colors’ tick box is not ticked

Tick the ‘Use Windows colors’ box

Select ‘Visited’ and choose the colour that suits you best, Click OK

Select ‘Not Visited’ and choose the colour that suits your best. Click OK 

Using Firefox

Click the 'Tools ' menu

Click 'Options ' display the 'Options' dialog box 

Click the 'Content' tab

Click on 'Colours’

Click on ‘Unvisited Links’ and select your chosen colour. Click OK

Click on ‘Visited Links’ and select your chosen colour. Click OK

Layout

The website uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to define presentation and layout. This provides an accessible platform for the use of screen reader access keys for navigating through the website.  We have also developed the layout to be adaptive to common devices e.g. Mobile and Tablet.

Contact

We regularly research web standards guidelines and continually strive to improve the accessibility of our website.

If you have difficulty in accessing the content of this site, please contact the Digital Marketing Team and we will aim to provide the information in an alternative format.

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