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
Certain areas of the University of Reading website provide the option for a high contrast colour scheme. This can be toggled by the 'Aa' button in the top right of the navigation bar. More information relating to this will be available soon.
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 + number, Mac users should press CTRL + number:
- 0 – This accessibility page
- 1 – Home Page
- 2 – Toggle high contrast*
- 3 – Site Map
- 4 – Site search box
- 5 – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- 9 – Contacts Page
If you are experiencing difficulties, please refer to this list of browser keyboard shortcuts, as it may vary.
*This is only available on pages on a certain template.
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.