Loughborough University is committed to developing websites that are fully inclusive and are actively making every effort to ensure that all pages on the site comply with web accessibility guidelines.
Due to the size and complexity of the University's web presence this is an ongoing process. If you have any questions or feedback regarding the accessibility of this site, or if you experience any difficulty using it, please contact us via either:
For help with disabilities or additional needs, please contact:
The following features improve navigation for screen reader users, keyboard navigation and users of text-only browsers, as well as any viewers who have trouble reading content as originally presented.
Images, Font sizes and Colours
HTML heading tags are used to convey document structure. H1 tags are used for main titles, H2tags for subtitles, and so on.
As much as possible, we have tried to ensure that all images have descriptive alternate text, or where images are used for decoration, they have empty alt tags.
You may change the font size of this document to your preference through your browser:
- In Internet Explorer, select View, then Text Size, and then your preferred size
- In Firefox select View, then Text Size, and then increase or decrease as required
If you wish to override the site's colours, you can import your own style sheet within your browser preferences.
This site uses cascading style sheets (CSS) for visual layout. If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the use of style sheets ensures that the content of each page is still readable and clearly structured.
Linking text has generally been written to make sense out of context, for example 'Presentation 2007 PDF', instead of 'Click Here'.
A search facility is available throughout the site to help you find items of interest.
Loughborough University Search
- W3 accessibility guidelines, which explains the reasons behind each guideline
- W3 accessibility techniques, which explains how to implement each guideline
- The RNIB's Web accessibility at a glance
- The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) http://www.disability.gov.uk/dda/
- JAWS, a screen reader for Windows
- Windows-Eyes, a screen reader for Windows
- Lynx, a free text-only web browser for blind users with refreshable Braille displays
- Links, a free text-only web browser for visual users with low bandwidth
Also very comprehensive web accessibility information can be found on the BBC website: