In keeping with our policy of putting students first, and our obligations under the DDA (Disability Discrimination Act), we will ensure that our website is accessible to people who have visual, hearing, motor or cognitive impairments. Making our website accessible is a core aim of Teesside University Students' Union and we will try and ensure that it is usable with a broad range of operating systems, browsers, and specialist assistive technologies.
As a standard, we employ all the following methods to ensure our site is accessible to as many people as possible:
- Most pictures have an alternative text description. Our stylesheets allow for text resizing using the view.
- The website can be viewed using a variety of colour schemes ensuring it can be used by visitors who find the existing colour scheme hard to read.
- We are committed to Plain English in all our written content. Our site has been designed without the use of tables except where we need to represent normally tabulated content i.e timetable.
- The website can be navigated without the use of a mouse.
- An Arial font is used for easier readabilty. We do not use all-capitals for emphasis in raw text.
- We use a hierarchy of heading markups i.e <h1> tag for main headings, <h2> for secondary headings etc which makes it easier for screen readers to work out the stucture of a page. - Our site can be viewed in a logical order when all styling is turned off.
We always welcome feedback on how we can make our website even more accessible e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org with suggestions.