Accessibility Statement

Exeter College is committed to giving access to as many people as possible, and to help achieve this, the site has been built to comply with internationally accepted standards.

For complete accessibility advice please visit the BBC accessibility pages ‘My web my way’.


You can change the colours for the web by specifying your own colours for your web browser. Click here to visit the BBC page ‘I can’t see very well’ and:

Text Size

You can adjust the text size in your browser very easily and you can view the BBC guides to adjust your text size here.

Standards Compliance

  • Valid HTML. Our website content has been written using valid HTML5.
  • Accessibility. The College site complies with WCAG 2.0 AA standards.


  • Style sheets have been used in order to separate the content from the presentation. The content is still readable if style sheets are turned off or unavailable.
  • Alternative text for images. All content images on the site use the alternative text attribute (often called alt text). This allows the image to be understood by text only browsers and assistive technologies such as screen readers. Images used for decorative purposes only have been kept to a minimum and when used they have been given an empty alt attribute. This means screenreaders will ignore these images completely.
  • Plain English. The site is free of jargon using plain, simple English. Sentences are kept short using simple, everyday English.

Navigational Aids

  • Search box. There is a search box on pages that allow you to search the Exeter College website and its courses.
  • Site Map. If you are having trouble finding anything on the site there is a full site map available from here.
  • Breadcrumb trail. A breadcrumb trail has been provided to show you the path from the homepage to where you are in the site. This is available once inside the main sections of the site.
  • ‘Skip to main content’ link. A ‘Skip to main content’ link has been provided on most pages as an aid to screenreader users. This link bypasses the banner and main navigation links going directly to the main content of the page. The link is invisible to graphical browsers but is usable to screenreaders.
  • The Exeter College logo at the top left hand corner of each page is a direct link to the homepage.
  • Links. Every care has been taken to ensure links make sense out of context. Title attributes have also been used where appropriate to provide further information about the target of the link. You will also be warned if clicking on a link will open a file or web page in a new browser window. The warning will either be in the link itself, the text immediately following the link, or in the title attribute.

Browser Compatibility

The pages have been tested using various browsers to ensure that the information contained within the site is accessible to a range of different browsers.

We do however recommend, that to get the best experience from your visit to our site, you view the site with a modern standards compliant browser. Javascript is used throughout the site, so in order to get the best experience you should have Javascript enabled. All important content of the site is however accessible with Javascript turned off.

If you have any problems accessing the site please inform us so that the problem can be rectified. Any other comments relating to the website are also welcome, so please get in touch with any comments you may have.

Free Accessibility Tools – MyStudyBar

MyStudyBar includes a range of application to support the complete study cycle but which can also support browsing and accessing the internet

Features include:

  • T-Bar for customising font and colour backgrounds
  • Lingoes for when you need a talking dictionary
  • LetMeType for help with text input
  • Balabolka for converting text to audio
  • Speech-to-text app which allows you to talk to your computer

Click here to visit the MyStudyBar website for more information and to download

Exeter College does not endorse MyStudyBar. We cannot offer technical support or be held responsible for faults caused as a result of using the MyStudyBar application.