The University of Southampton is committed to providing websites that are accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability.
We are actively working towards increasing the accessibility and usability of our websites and in doing so, to adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines.
The data.ac.uk website is Conformance Level "Double-A" which meets all W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 Priority 1 checkpoints and some Priority 2 and 3 checkpoints where possible.
Conformance Level "A": all Priority 1 checkpoints are satisfied;
Conformance Level "Double-A": all Priority 1 and 2 checkpoints are satisfied;
Conformance Level "Triple-A": all Priority 1, 2, and 3 checkpoints are satisfied;
Whilst the University of Southampton strives to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for web accessibility, it may not always be possible to ensure ease of use for all those viewing these pages.
- However, there are a number of other resources that may help:
Use Zoom controls if you want to change text size : (Apple users shoule use "Cmd" rather than "Ctrl")
- 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 he same time;
- BBC My Web My Way - Provides more information on how to change your browser settings in Windows, Mac and Linux.
- Read the Words.com - is a free, web based service that assists people with written material. You have to register for this service but it is possible to copy website and have it read back with speech synthesis - text to speech - or downloaded as an MP3 file or sent by e-mail. It is also possible to upload documents for reading aloud.
- WebbIE free text browser - for those who are blind or have visual impairments. This works well with the free Thunder screen reader.