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    Website accessibility policy

    Middlesex University is committed to making accessible for all users information and resources that are available via the web. We favour the principles of usability and universal design, which will be of benefit of all users. By following these principles and incorporating techniques to ensure information and resources are accessible with assistive technologies, separate resources for disabled users should not be required.

    Accessibility statement

    We are committed to making this site as accessible as possible.  By this we mean making sure that our content is available to users with physical or sensory impairments and who use assistive technology like screen readers and to those users with slower internet connections.  We aim to achieve and maintain the AA accessibility rating, as defined by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), the body responsible for setting global accessibility standards.

    Why we want to be accessible

    Like all providers of goods and services we are obliged by law to take steps not to exclude people with disabilities.  In addition, as a modern, inclusive institution with a public service mission, we recognise the internet offers an opportunity to make information accessible to more people than any other medium. 

    How we ensure accessibility

    The initial build of our website, from the content management system to additional features and software had accessibility integrated into their production. By using style sheets, our software allows users to make adjustments to the appearance of our pages to suit their needs and produces pages compatible with assistive technologies routinely used to access the web. Our editorial process ensures we maintain the site's accessibility, by following best practice on alt tags for images, hyperlinked text and consistent and clear use of headings.

    Accessibility tools

    Every effort is made to ensure that Middlesex University websites are accessible across all platforms and browsers. We would strongly recommend, however, that you upgrade your browser to the latest version for optimum experience.

    Upgrading your browser

    Links to upgrading to the most popular web browser are found below:

    Increasing and decreasing text size

    For PC computers:

    • press the Control and + keys simultaneously to increase text of the page
    • press the Control and - keys simultaneously to decrease the text of the page
    • press the Control and 0 keys simultaneously to return to the default text size

    For Macintosh computers:

    • press the Command and + keys simultaneously to increase text of the page
    • press the Command and - keys simultaneously to decrease the text of the page
    • press the Command and 0 keys simultaneously to return to the default text size

    Changing screen contrast

    For PC computers:

    • press ALT + Shift + Print Screen simultaneously to change to a high contrast background

    The same procedure can be used to revert to original settings

    For Macintosh computers:

    • press Command + Option + Control + . (full stop) to increase screen contrast
    • Press Command + Option + Control + , (comma) to decrease screen contrast

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