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This accessibility statement applies to the entirety of the present website.
This website is run by the University of Southampton. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
- change colours, contrast levels and fonts
- zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
- navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
- navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
- listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)
We have also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.
There are a number of resources that may help viewing our web pages:
- To enlarge text, press the keys Ctrl and + at the same time
- To return to the default size, press the keys Ctrl and 0 (zero) at the same time
- To reduce the text size, press the keys Ctrl and - at the same time
- AbilityNet: advice on making your device easier to use
- WebbIE free text browser: for those who are blind or have visual impairments.
We test for and support the following browsers:
- Google Chrome
- Mozilla Firefox
- Microsoft Edge
- Apple Safari
Internet Explorer is not recommended. We only test Internet Explorer 11 (last version), and we are aware some images may not display correctly on this browser.
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website.
If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, please:
We will consider your request and get back to you in 30 days.
Our accessibility roadmap shows how and when we plan to improve accessibility on this website.
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
The University of Southampton is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This website is fully compliant with the
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1, AA standard.
How we test this website
This website undergoes testing against the W3C WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1:
- every build undergoes automatic tests of links and functionalities on a variety of browsers using
htmlprooferand BrowserStack Automate
- our team regularly tests the website with WebbIE Web Browser
- our team regularly tests keyboard-only navigation with the NVDA screen reader.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).
This statement was prepared on 1 September 2020 and last reviewed on 24 September 2021.
This website was last tested manually on 24 September 2021.