Accessibility

Keele University is committed to increasing the accessibility of information to all users, including visitors with visual or motor impairments. This statement outlines our activities and achievements so far in increasing accessibility.

Should you encounter any problems in accessing these pages, or you would like to suggest improvements, please contact itservice@keele.ac.uk.

Standards compliance

Our aim is for all pages within the domain www.keele.ac.uk to comply with A and AA guidelines of the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).

We use Site Improve for accessibility checking including non html documents such as Word and PDF content.

We use and validate against html 5, whilst using structured semantic markup, with CSS 2.1 and CSS 3 for page design.

The use of tables for non-tabular information is being phased out, however some may remain in the transitional pages that are being updated.

Where Javascript, jQuery or CSS is used to present information, we strive to provide fallbacks. Progressive enhancement is applied to all content and layout.

Text resizing

Text can be increased or decreased from your browser tool bar, or on Windows, if you have a mouse with a scroll wheel, you can hold down CONTROL and scroll the wheel backwards or forwards to alter the text size. You can also hold CONTROL and press on the plus or minus buttons (next to the number 0 on most keyboards).

Exceptions

Within these pages there are links to external sites that are not part of the www.keele.ac.uk domain. Keele University cannot guarantee the level of compliance of these external pages.

The Keele website also makes use of embedded content. Accessibility of the embedded content is sometimes out of our control especially, for example, when embedding third party content such as YouTube videos.

Accessibility software

  • Firefox. A web browser with built in accessibility features. Firefox also offers third party 'add-ons' and supports screenreaders. Windows, Macintosh, Linux, versions available.
  • Chromevox is a feature rich accessibility plugin for Google Chrome browser. 
  • Opera, a web browser with enhanced accessibility-related features which include text zooming, and the use of customised user stylesheets. Windows, Macintosh, Linux, versions available.