AccessibilityIn the spirit of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), the Institute for Learning (IfL) wants to make its website accessible to all.
The IfL website is designed to be W3C compliant and to enable the technology that assists users with disabilities, including screen-readers and the use of access keys to access areas of the site, to be effectively utilised.
This page includes basic guidance on accessibility and how to tailor the IfL website to make it easier to use. You can find more detailed advice on the BBC 'My Web My Way' website.
It is common for browsers (e.g. Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer) to enable navigation of a site via the use of the keyboard TAB key. Once the required button is highlighted this way, just press the Enter/Return key to select the page.
We have taken guidance on the colour schemes to enhance readability. If, however, you do have problems, please contact us using the form at the bottom of this page and we will consider this for future design.
The website is enabled to work with the text size and zoom facilities in your local browser.
Images are used in appropriate places and contain descriptive 'alt' attributes which can be read by screen-reading software.
Other Visual Elements
All elements (including the news ticker) are encoded using standard HTML to enable them to be picked up by screen reading software.
In the case of Java enabled items (e.g. drop-down menus), these will still be displayed as a full list should you not have access to Java.
You can find more detailed advice on the BBC 'My Web My Way' website.