Accessibility

KeeleSU is committed to increasing the accessibility of information to all users, including visitors with visual or motor impairments. This statement outlines our activities and achievements so far in increasing accessibility.

Our Aim

Keele University Students Union is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We continue to make changes to improve the user experience for everyone and apply the relevant accessibility standards.

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA.

Wherever possible, Keele University Students Union will aim to adhere to level AA of the WCAG 2.1 guidelines, which states that sites should be:

  • Perceivable - Information and user interface components must be presentable to users in ways they can perceive.
  • Operable - User interface components and navigation must be operable.
  • Understandable - Information and the operation of user interface must be understandable.
  • Robust - Content must be robust enough that it can be interpreted reliably by a wide variety of user agents, including assistive technologies.

In order to ensure accessibility we also:

  • Have internal policies that take accessibility into account.
  • Provide our staff with continual accessibility training.
  • Confirm to formal accessibility quality assurance methods.

Technologies relied Upon

  • HTML
  • WML-ARIA
  • CSS
  • Javascript

As part of our efforts to achieve WCAG 2.1 AA compliance, we use Monsido as an ongoing monitoring service.

We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of the Keele University Students Union website. If you have experienced any accessibility barriers while using any part of keelesu.com, please let us know:

Phone: +441782733712

E-mail: su.itsupport@keele.ac.uk

Get in touch with us at: https://keelesu.com

Should you encounter any problems in accessing these pages, or you would like to suggest improvements, please email su@keele.ac.uk

 

Text Resizing

Text can be increased or decreased from your browser toolbar, or on Windows, if you have a mouse with a scroll wheel, you can hold down CONTROL (Ctrl) on your keyboard and scroll the wheel backwards or forwards to alter the text size. You can also hold CONTROL and press on the + or - buttons (next to the number 0 on most keyboards).

Google Chrome

  1. Click on the 3 dots in the top right-hand corner to open the menu

  2. Halfway down that menu, find the section which says "100%" and click on the + button to increase the font size.

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Firefox

  1. Click on the 3 lines in the top right-hand corner to open the menu

  2. Near the top of that menu, find the section which says "100%" and click on the + button to increase the font size.

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Internet Explorer

  1. Click on the cogwheel in the upper right-hand side of the window to open the menu.

  2. In the menu, find the option for "Zoom" and hover over it.

  3. In the now open part of the menu, either click on zoom in to incrementally zoom in or click on a percentage you wish to use.

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Edge

  1. Click on the 3 dots in the top right-hand corner to open the menu

  2. Near the top of that menu, find the section which says "100%" and click on the + button to increase the font size.

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Opera

  1. Click on the Opera icon in the top left-hand corner to open the menu

  2. Near the top of that menu, find the section which says "Zoom  100%" and click on the > button to increase the font size.

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Exceptions

Within these pages, there are links to external sites that are not part of the https://keelesu.com/ domain. Keele University cannot guarantee the level of compliance of these external pages.

The Keele website also makes use of embedded content. Accessibility of the embedded content is sometimes out of our control especially, for example, when embedding third-party content such as YouTube videos.

 

Accessibility Software

  • Firefox. A web browser with built-in accessibility features. Firefox also offers third party 'add-ons' and supports screen readers. Windows, Macintosh, Linux, versions available.
  • Chromevox is a feature-rich accessibility plugin for Google Chrome browser. 
  • Opera, a web browser with enhanced accessibility-related features which include text zooming, and the use of customised user stylesheets. Windows, Macintosh, Linux, versions available.