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Information for Disabled Users

Accessible Websites

We hope the contents of this website will be accessible to all our users. If you are having difficulties accessing information please report problems to your tutor, support staff or direct to:


Users of Screen Readers

"Skip Navigation" links have been provided at the top of each page to allow screen readers to pass over the main site navigation and then again for the sub navigation for each topic. They should take you directly to the page content.

Flash Content

Where Macromedia Flash content has been used for tasks we have provided a link for you to download the Flash plugin and tried to inlcude a link to a text only alternative for those who are unable to view Flash content. Where you find the following symbol there is a text alterternative: accessible/text only version

Mouse Alternatives

You should be able to access all links using the tab key. Please report faults or illogical sequencing to

Video / Audio

Transcripts have been provided for video content and text versions of Audio are also available.

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.
Follow the instructions below.

(A) Changing Text Size

In Internet Explorer or Navigator, select View>Text Size

Change the text size as required. You may need to click the "refresh" button.

(B) Changing Text and Background Colours

  1. In Internet Explorer, select Tools>Internet Options. A dialogue box will appear. Click on "Accessibility".

  2. A second dialogue box will appear. Click the checkbox: "Ignore colours specified on Web pages" and click on OK.

  3. Click on "Colours" in the dialogue box that remains. A third box will appear

  4. Uncheck "Use Windows colours".

  5. Select new colours for the text and background by clicking on the colour chip and choosing new ones. Click on OK.

  6. Check that your web page has changed. You may need to click on the "refresh" button.

    Return your browser to its default settings by checking "Use Windows colours", click on OK. Click on "Accessibility" and uncheck " Ignore colours etc"

(C) Removing the Page Style

  1. Select Tools>Internet Options and click on "Accessibility".

  2. Check "Ignore colours", "Ignore fonts" and "Ignore font sizes".

  3. Click on OK and see what effect this has on your web pages.

(D) Adding a Customised Style Sheet

You can replace the web page style with you own by following the steps above and by also selecting "Format documents using my style sheet". You will need to create your own style sheet file and store it on your computer hard drive.

General Advice for Disabled IT users

A Disabilities Advisor is available for consultation on other IT matters.

Please contact:
Heath Boffey
Library & Information Systems Building
Tel: 01524-594011

Disabilities Service

General advice for disabled students is available at:


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