The University of Reading aims to make its website as accessible as possible and as such the site has been constructed in accordance with the accessibility guidelines as set out by the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative. For more details on how to change the format of the website, or to contact the University with comments or suggestions regarding accessibility, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Making Text Larger
The way this site is constructed allows you to change the size of text in our pages. The pages below from the BBC guide provide instructions on how to change the size of text in a wide range of browsers.
- Changing the text size in Windows browsers
- Changing the text size in Mac browsers
- Changing the text size in Linux browsers
Changing Text and Background Colours
This site has been designed with optimum readability in mind, however, some people find certain text and background colour combinations difficult to read. The pages below from the BBC guide provide instructions on how to change the colours on your browser to better suit your needs.
- Changing the colours in Windows browsers
- Changing the browser colours in Mac browsers
- Changing the browser colours in Linux browsers
This site makes use of "access keys", that is to say keyboard shortcuts that make it easier to navigate the site. PC users should press ALT + one of the following numbers, Mac users should press CTRL + the relevant number:
- 9 - Contacts Page
- 4 - Site search box
- 5 - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- 3 - Site Map
- 1 - Home Page
- 0 - This accessibility page
NB Internet Explorer for Windows users: shortcuts to links will take you to a link but you will then need to press the Enter key to activate the link.
NB Firefox 2 users: you will need to press ALT + SHIFT + number.
NB Sun Solaris users: you may need to use the DIAMOND rather than SHIFT key.
We provide some guides in PDF format, for which you will need the Adobe Acrobat reader. You can download Acrobat Reader free of charge from the Adobe web site. Please note Adobe offer an online conversion tool (from PDF to HTML) if you have trouble accessing PDF files.
The presentation of this site is driven by cascading stylesheets (CSS), so it is possible to modify the appearance of this site by use of your own stylesheet. The CSS Discuss web site provides a useful introduction to user stylesheets.