Accessibility statement

Anglia Ruskin University is committed to making its web presence as user-friendly and accessible as possible. To this end, we have used several techniques to help our visitors make the most of the website.

Access keys

Most modern browsers support the use of access keys. These enable a user to jump to specific pages, or to specific points within a page, by using key combinations instead of mouse-clicks.

Throughout this website we have used the following access keys:
  • Access key 1 - Home page
  • Access key 2 - Jump to main content
  • Access key 3 - Jump to main menu
  • Access key 4 - Jump to Ask Anglia Ruskin search engine
  • Access key 9 - Feedback/contact us
  • Access key 0 - Accessibility statement

Using access keys

  • Internet Explorer 5+ (PC): Hold down the ALT key, press the number of the access key, release both keys then press ENTER
  • Internet Explorer 4 (PC): Hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key
  • Internet Explorer 5+ (Mac): Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key
  • Internet Explorer 4.5 (Mac): Access keys are not supported
  • Netscape 6 and earlier (PC and Mac): Access keys are not supported
  • Netscape 7 (PC): Hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key
  • Firefox, Mozilla (PC): Hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key
  • Firefox, Mozilla (Mac): Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key
  • Safari and Omniweb (Mac): Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key
  • Opera: Hold down the Shift key and press Escape, release both keys, then press the number of the accesskey

Standards compliance

  1. We have aimed to achieve at least AA status as defined by Watchfire WebXact. Some pages achieve AAA status.
  2. Most of the website is XHTML 1.0 Transitional as reported by the W3C HTML Validation Service.
Some pages on the Anglia Ruskin website do not yet meet the above standards. We are working on these, and hope to achieve full compliance in the near future.

Links

  1. Where possible, links have title attributes which describe the link in greater detail.
  2. Links are written to make sense out of context.

Images

  1. Where required, the images used on this website have descriptive alt tags.
  2. Decorative or non-essential images have been specified by CSS wherever possible.

Visual and technical design

  1. The visual design of this site uses strong colours with a high contrast.
  2. The graphical design of the website has been created using XHTML and CSS, not tables.
  3. Whilst some absolute pixel sizing is used, all text on this site is relative, so should be readable at various font sizes.
  4. If your browser does not support style sheets, the website will still be usable.

Feedback

Whilst we have attempted to make the Anglia Ruskin website as user-friendly as possible, we know it is always possible to improve. If you have any comments or suggestions as to how we could improve our site, please contact us.
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