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Accessibility guidelines for ‘My Learning Source’ Website 

The aim is to ensure that our audience is able to access this site and meet the standards set for website accessibility.  We would like to reach the widest possible audience; therefore we are actively looking to improve this website for our users over time.

The accessibility standard we have set for this website is known as a Level-A level of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.   

Font Sizes 

You can change the font size of text on this website using the available controls on this page or by changing settings in your web browser:

Internet Explorer
Select the View tab, then Text Size, then choose the size you wish to use

Select the View tab, then Text Size, then Increase or Decrease

The  BBC My Web My Way provides further information on how you can make theses changes according to your browser, operating system and computer. 


Wherever possible we have assigned alt tags to images so that even if the image is not visible, the text is used to describe the content or subject of the image.  


Titles which describe the destination of a link are highlighted on the website.  Links will be displayed as a bold font sizes or by using darker colours.  We make every effort to describe where the link goes to; e.g. Organisational Development. 

You will always be warned if clicking on a link opens a file or website in a new browser window. The warning is either contained in the link itself, the title attribute or in the text immediately after the link. Links to external sites open in a new browser window.

PDF documents

Our website contains a number of Portable Document Format (PDF) documents. You will need to download   Adobe Reader  to read these documents online, or to print them.  Adobe Reader  can be downloaded free of charge and is available for several computer operating systems including Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac and Linux.

For user with Microsoft products you can find more information on their website by visiting the accessibility section of the Microsoft website

Adobe provides a free online tool that you can use to convert the guides to a plain text format.

To convert documents to plain text

Download and use Adobe's online tool to change text to web page (HTML) or as plain text:

1.  Find the link on this website to the document you want to read, and copy it 
2.  Go to Adobe's online tools (opens in a new window) 

To read more about Adobe Reader and accessibility  on the Adobe website

Potential limitations to accessibility

Whilst we strive to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website. Current instances that we are aware of include:

  • Areas of the site with external supplier content;
  • Colour schemes may not provide enough contrast for complete read

Contact us with your comments

We welcome feedback on the accessibility and usability of our website.

If you would like to make suggestions on how we can improve the site or you have any questions; or if you have difficulty using any part of the site, please contact the Organisational Development Team