Our website must work for everyone, regardless of any impairment or disability. Read our guidelines on making and keeping our website accessible for all our users. Good design is inclusive design.

Our users

Accessibility is about making sure anyone can use our website and that people with diverse abilities can get our information without any barriers. Read an introduction to web accessibility.

To better understand why accessibility is important, and how some users may find it difficult to use our website, read about the diverse abilities of different web users.

Why accessibility is important

We, as a university, are legally bound and committed to meeting the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 AA standard across the website.

If you edit web pages, you should understand our legal requirements. Read the UK government’s web accessibility legal requirements for public sector bodies.

We have a detailed web accessibility statement for users that outlines our responsibilities.

Better web standards

Meeting good accessibility pratices not only makes our website more inclusive but also improves web standards in general, such as improving SEO, usability and cross-platform compatibility.

Following our best practice for web editors and this guidance will help you meet the standards.

When editing pages with our content systems or tools, you must use our standard page components. Do not change the default colours or bring in new components.


If you have questions regarding accessibility or any feedback regarding these guides then email the digital team 

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Tip: If you are looking to create accessible teaching documents or create resources for Canvas then please visit the TEL digital accessibility toolkit.