Accessibility

Standards

We have attempted to follow relevant standards and good practice for accessibility and usability while developing the University website, including the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

We have also tested the site extensively in a wide range of browsers and settings to ensure the site functionality is available to as many users as possible.

Access keys

Access keys help users who find it difficult to use pointing devices (a mouse) to navigate. They use a combination of keys and numbers to navigate around the website.

Windows users will find access keys take precedence over application commands which can still be accessed from the keyboard by first typing the menu shortcut key (usually ALT) followed by the letter or number corresponding to the desired menu item.

To use the access keys

  • Windows browsers: ALT + Access key then press 'Enter' if using Internet Explorer, ALT + Shift + Access key if using Firefox
  • Mac browsers: CTRL + Access key
  • 0 = Accessibility
  • 1 = Home
  • 2 = Study Here
  • 3 = About Us
  • 4 = Business
  • 5 = Alumni
  • 6 = Research
  • 7 = For Students
  • 8 = For Staff
  • s = Skip Navigation
  • k = Site Map
  • c = Contact us

Screen reader

Users of screen reader will find that disabling the use of CSS in their browser means the first link on each page is a skip navigation link. This can also be triggered using the access key mentioned above.

Constantly improving

If you come across a part of our site that is difficult to use or could be improved in terms of accessibility or usability we apologise and would be very grateful if you could email us at webadmin@tees.ac.uk. Your feedback is an invaluable part of helping us improve our site.

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