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Roehampton University is committed to achieving equality for all students and staff. We make every effort to ensure that any interaction with the general public and outside organisations reflects this.

In these pages you will find information about web site accessibility, as well as links to related information across the Roehampton site.

Contact us

If you have any queries concerning accessibility, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Web Accessibility

The University of Roehampton website is designed with accessibility in mind and we are actively making efforts to ensure that pages adhere to web accessibility guidelines. Due to the size of the website and the complexity of our organisation, this is an on-going process. We are working towards webpages being compliant with Level AA or Level AAA where this is possible.

If you have any queries regarding website accessibility, please email [email protected] for information or assistance.

Supported web browsers

The website has been developed and tested in a number of browsers and on a number of mobile devices to ensure compatibility. We recommend using a modern browser when viewing our website to get the best user experience.

If you are using an older browser, particularly Internet Explorer, you may find that pages do not display as intended. We recommend that you upgrade your preferred browser to the latest version (download links below).

Images

Descriptive alternative text is used to explain images used on our webpages.

Headings

The website uses HTML headings (H1, H2, H3, etc.) to express document structure.

Links

Hyperlinks are denoted using sensible wording and context to where they are linking and we aim not to use generic terms such as ‘click here’. Links that go to documents are indicated with a suffix e.g. (PDF).

Font sizes

You can change the default font size of our website through your browser preferences.

  • Google Chrome
    Select the options icon in the top right of the browser, then Settings. Click Show advanced settings. Under Web content, select your preferred default font size.
  • Firefox
    Select Tools, then Options. Select the Content tab, then Advanced. Set the minimum font size to your preferred size.
  • Internet Explorer
    Select View, then Text Size, followed by your preferred size.
  • Safari
    Select the Safari menu, then Preferences. Select the Advanced tab. Under Accessibility, tick the box Never use font sizes smaller than and set the minimum font size to your preferred size.

Zooming

You can zoom in and out of any page of the website using the Ctrl + and Ctrl - keys respectively (or the Command + and Command - keys on a Mac).

Colours

You can override the website’s colours by importing your own custom style sheet within your browsers preferences.

Style sheets

The website uses cascading style sheets (CSS) for its presentational (visual) layer. If your preferred browser does not support style sheets or if you have turned off the use of style sheets within your browser, a text-only version of the webpage will be rendered.

Printer-friendly pages

Pages on the website are designed to produce a ‘printer ready’ version when you print any page, which strips out items such as menus, side bars and other navigational elements, focusing on page content.

Audio

Most audio on the Roehampton web site is in mp3 format. These files can be played by most audio software, including Windows Media Player. Wherever content is presented in a different format we explain the best way to playing it.

Video

Alternatives to video

If we put a video onto our website, we aim to offer alternative information. This will usually appear at the same time as the video or as soon as practically possible.

Video not working?

We use Flash Video to provide our video content. This means that you will need the Shockwave Flash plugin to view the videos. If you do not have the Shockwave Flash plugin, you will be prompted to install it when you load a page with a video on. Alternativly you can download it from the Adobe website.

Video plays badly?

Our videos usually play whilst downloading. This can result in the video pausing while it downloads the file. If this become a problem move your mouse over the player so that the controls appear and press the "pause" button. The video will still download while it is paused, and you will see a progress bar filling up. When the progress bar is complete, press the play button and the video should play through without interruption.

Disabled students

The University provides disability and dyslexia support. If you have a specific enquiry contact Disability Services.

Library facilities

The Library works closely with the disability and dyslexia support team to enable access to resources. The Library pages provide more detailed information.

Accommodation

Students with disabilities who are thinking of living in college accommodation are encouraged to contact our accommodation office to discuss their needs as early as possible: Email: [email protected]. Our accommodation pages have further information while the interactive campus maps provide a graded guide to disabled access across the University.

Disabled staff members

The following Human Resources webpages cover issues relating to disability and equality for members of staff at Roehampton:

  • Diversity and equal opportunities
  • Staff Disability Policy

Support

Our Disability and dyslexia support pages provide more information about the facilities available at the University. Contact us if you have a specific enquiry.

Web Team

For general enquiries or feedback, please contact [email protected]

Accommodation

Students with disabilities who are thinking of living in college accommodation are encouraged to contact our accommodation office to discuss their needs as early as possible: Email: [email protected].