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The University of the West of England is committed to inclusivity and accessibility. The web development team actively pursue access-enhancing measures.

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Display options

There are a number of viewing options available for our web pages. These may be selected from the 'Display options' link.

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Help in making our site look the way you want

See the BBC My web my way guide for advice on getting the most out of accessibility features and assistive technologies for your computer.

Access keys

Given the current lack of consistent browser support, potential interference with browser and assistive technology functionality, and a lack of a widely implemented and workable standard, the University has decided not to implement access keys on this 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


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.

Accessing Flash

Adobe's web site has an overview of Flash player accessibility. This includes a description of system requirements for Flash to work with assistive technology, as well as a link to the latest Flash player download.

Page last updated 27 February 2013

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