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Accessibility

NC IUL is committed to inclusivity and accessibility.

We aspire to high levels of accessibility for all our web resources. If you encounter problems with the accessibility of what we provide, or for more information on accessibility features, please contact our IT team at itsupport@nciul.co.uk.

Our approach to accessibility

We aim to make our services accessible to all users. We will do this through identifying best practice for web accessibility; promoting an awareness of web accessibility issues; as well as setting standards and targets for web resources produced and hosted by us.

Our accessibility targets

We aim to make our public resources meet a specific standard. Web resources intended for public access which are produced and hosted solely by us are expected to comply in full with the following specifications of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C):

  • CSS1 or CSS2
  • HTML 4.01 or XHTML1.0t least the level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).

 

Accessibility Features of our Website

‘Skip to main content’ navigation link

At the top of most pages is a link that is spoken by screen-reading software. It is the first link and, when selected, will make reading skip past the rest of the menu items and commence at the beginning of the main page content.

Accessibility Features of Computers

Computers

The Microsoft Accessibility website has information on the accessibility features of Windows operating systems and software applications such as Word.

Apple’s accessibility web pages contain information for Apple Macintosh computers.

Accessing Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) Files

It is common for files to be made available on the web as PDF files. Adobe’s Accessibility web pages give information to improve access for people with disabilities. This includes:

  • Downloading the latest Adobe Reader
  • Configuring Adobe Reader to work with assistive technology
  • Converting PDF files to other formats.
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