The University of Sunderland website has been designed to be accessible to all web users. This statement gives information about accessibility features, and levels of conformance to industry 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 that the site functionality is available to as many users as possible.
Text only version
A text only alternative to this page is available.
Access keys are keyboard shortcuts that provide links to important areas of the site. Windows users can press ALT + an access key, followed by RETURN for those using Microsoft Internet Explorer. Apple Macintosh users can press CONTROL + an access key.
This website uses the following UK Government standard access keys:
1 - Home page
3 - Site map
4 - Site search
8 - Terms and conditions
9 - Feedback form
0 - Accessibility information
C - Course search
Our website offers a link to BrowseAloud. This is a free tool that speech enables website content. It offers a practical website access service to people with reading difficulties and those who find it easier to listen to, rather than read the content of our website.
It assists in the navigations of our website for the following sections of the population:
- Those with low literacy and reading skills
- Those where English is not the first language
- Dyslexic people
- Those with mild visual impairment
All pages on this site conform to the following standards where possible:
- W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Single A. All pages on the site have been reviewed and comply with all priority 1 guidelines to the best of our knowledge.
- XHTML 1.0 Transitional. All pages on the site have been validated against the XHTML 1.0 Recommendation.
- CSS. All style sheets have been validated using the W3C CSS Validation Service
Comments and complaints
While we have tried to make the site as accessible as possible in as many situations as possible, we recognise that some problems may remain. Additionally, the size of the site means that some page content may not be as accessible as it could be.
If you feel that the accessibility of a page is not as high as it could be, please get in touch with us.