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Accessibility and General Site Information

Information for Disabled Users

Who to contact
Customising web pages
Mouse alternatives
Screen readers
General info

Who to Contact

We have included a number of features in these web pages that we hope will assist all our visitors to use these web pages without difficulty. However, should you experience problems with these pages, please report the problem to your tutor, support staff or direct to:

Alison Sharman
Web Support Officer
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
County South

Tel: 01524-592873

Customising Web Pages

If you have dyslexia, colour blindness or low vision, you can alter your browser settings to suit your needs. You can change the colour of the text and background and enlarge or reduce the size of the font. You can also remove the "style" specified by the web designer.

View browser customisation instructions online or download them in Word.


Mouse Alternatives

You should be able to access all links using the tab key. Please report faults or illogical sequencing to The first tab key will access "skip links" which will take you directly to the page content.

Access keys have also been defined - please refer to next section "Users of Screen Readers".

Users of Screen Readers

"Skip Navigation" links have been provided at the top of each page to allow screen reader users to pass over repetive menus and should take you directly to the page content.

Tab Order for Links

The tab key should take you through the links on a page in a logical sequence. The first tab on any page should take you to "skip links" to allow you to access the main page content directly. The 2nd tab accesses information for disabled users (this page) and the 3rd accesses the site map.

Access Keys

Use the ALT key plus a designated number to access specific pages or parts of a page as follows:

  • ALT+1: Skip links to access main page content
  • ALT+2: Faculty home page
  • ALT+3: Contact Us
  • ALT+4: Site map
  • ALT+6: Information for disabled users (this page)

Note that you may need to use the "enter" key to activate the link.

About This Site

Web Standards

The pages of this website have been written to conform to the guidelines published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) with regard to:

This should ensure that the vast majority of visitors to this website should be able to access the pages with ease, regardless of the platform used.

Browser Compatibility

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  • Internet Explorer 4, 5 and 6
  • Netscape 4.7, 7
  • Mozilla 1.6
  • Internet Explorer 5 and Safari for Mac
  • Opera 6, 7
  • Lynx View (text only)
  • Due to the inability of version 4 browsers to render CSS and standard code correctly, users of older browsers will receive a plain but functional version of the website. These users may like to consider downloading Opera (free over the internet) as an alternative browser that handles the code correctly.



    If you experience difficulties with this website, please contact the web author.

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