Accessibility guidelines and our website
The University of London International Programmes is committed to an ongoing process of implementing a number of key accessibility guidelines in an effort to reach as many users on as many browsers, platforms, and devices as possible, including mobile devices. The standards being worked to include those recommended by The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), as well as best practice recommendations in the wider web community; developments also take into consideration relevant legislation, such as the Equality Act 2010 (which has replaced the Disability Discrimination Act 1995) and the Special Education Needs and Disability Act (2001).
If you find the text size too small on these pages, you should be able to increase it via your web browser. For Internet Explorer, Chrome and Mozilla Firefox use shortcuts Ctrl + and Ctrl or, if you have a wheel mouse, hold down the Ctrl key and spin the wheel to make the fonts smaller or larger. For Safari on Apple Mac use Cmd + and Cmd -.
Web pages on this site have been optimised for printing.
We have endeavoured to provide a number of intuitive (and alternative) navigational options throughout the site, including: side navigation, breadcrumbs and Site Map. Every internal page has a link back to the homepage (our logo at the top left). If for any reason you are unable to use a mouse you should be able to 'Tab' through the site (including forms) via your PC's keyboard.
On the majority of web pages we have limited the use of graphics to reduce download times and provided alternate text description. You can also use your web browser options to choose your own colours for text and background.
Browser compatibility / Operating systems
The site has been tested at various resolutions in several commonly used web browsers on different operating systems and devices. Although the site is best viewed in a modern, W3C standards-compliant browser it should degrade gracefully in older browsers. The website is optimised for the mobile user making it easier to navigate from all devices.
Our videos are published on our YouTube channel and embedded in the web pages with the usable playback controls. An option for automatic captions can be selected if needed. Textual description is provided in most places where video is used.
The onsite search facility allows you to search the entire site. The results page offers advanced search functions. There is a dedicated search for course pages, accessible either from homepage or the courses pages.
We appreciate that web accessibility and usability are ongoing and complex issues; consequently, we would welcome any additional comments and/or suggestions about our web accessibility initiative. Moreover, if you have experienced any accessibility and/or usability problems specific to this site please let us know.
To ensure that services are accessible for all, that we respect individual choice and that we create an inclusive environment which recognises the diversity of individuals within a flexible and supportive educational framework the University has developed it's Inclusive Practice Policy.