Accessibility

Centre for Research in Digital Education Accessibility

We want as many people as possible to be able to read the content hosted on this platform. That means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • magnify the content
  • Experience no time limits to content
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

Customising the website

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

AbilityNet – My computer my way

With a few simple steps you can customise the appearance of our website to make it easier to read and navigate.

Guidance on how to improve accessibility and customise your settings for internet browsers

Internet Explorer remains the browser most compatible with assistive software. Internet Explorer can be used without plugins, but most websites and applications no longer actively support the browser, so you may need to use an alternative. Accessibility features and customisation in Edge, Chrome, Firefox and Safari may require you to install specific plugins. This is simple and easy to do on your own device, however please note this is not possible on the University laboratory machines, as users do not hold administrative rights

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • Older PDF documents may not be fully accessible to screen reader software
  • Not all media will have a transcript or subtitles on our website or our Media Hopper channel.

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website or wish to report accessibility problems with this website

If you would like to report an accessibility issue or need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, audio recording or braille please contact the website team by emailing DEresearch@ed.ac.uk with subject line ‘Accessibility’.

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 5 working days.

University of Edinburgh Accessibility

Further information regarding the University of Edinburgh Accessibility policy

 

Review date

Last reviewed August 2020.  Our next planned review date will be January 2021.