The University of the West of England is committed to inclusivity and accessibility. The web development team actively pursue access-enhancing measures.
There are a number of viewing options available for our web pages. These may be selected from the 'Display options' link at the top of the page.
Text version and text size
This web site is designed to work successfully with text re-sizing through browser settings.
A text version is available on most web pages. This will re-locate sidebar links to the foot of the page, and may be preferable for anyone using text reader software.
Given the current lack of consistent browser support, potential interference with browser and assistive technology functionality, and a lack of a widely implemented and workable standard, the University has decided not to implement accesskeys on this website.
More information about accessibility issues of access keys:
'Skip to main content' navigation link
At the top of most pages is a hidden link that is spoken by screen-reading software. It is the first link and, when selected, will make reading skip past the rest of the menu items and commence at the beginning of the main page content.
Accessibility Features of Computers
The Microsoft Accessibility web site has information on the accessibility features of Windows operating systems and software applications such as Word.
Apple's accessibility web pages contain information for Apple Macintosh computers.
Accessing Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) Files
It is common for files to be made available on the web as PDF files. Adobe's Accessibility web pages give information to improve access for people with disabilities. This includes:
- downloading the latest Adobe Reader
- configuring Adobe Reader to work with assistive technology
- converting PDF files to other formats.
Adobe's web site has an overview of Flash player accessibility. This includes a description of system requirements for Flash to work with assistive technology, as well as a link to the latest Flash player download.