Why web accessibility is important to us

Our commitment is for us to deliver and display our website content and course information to you in the best manner possible, and to ensure that your satisfaction is maintained.

Whilst New College Durham strives to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website.

We are continually seeking out solutions that will bring all areas of the site up to the same level of overall web accessibility. In the meantime should you experience any difficulty in accessing the New College Durham website, please don’t hesitate to contact us

We are working with ReciteMe to provide Accessibility + Language Options to improve your experience on our website.

For more information, visit Recite Me.

Below is our short guide.

Screen Reader

Our screen reader helps individuals who are visually impaired or neuro-divergent to understand our website content and its information.

→All content on the website is read aloud clearly

→Navigation on the bar is available for volume control and movement from one text to another

→Recite Me allows you to record an MP3 file from the text you have highlighted which then can be downloaded to your computer directly.

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Our website enables you to customise it so it works for you. Recite Me supports people who are dyslexic, have a learning disability or are visually impaired by allowing you to change the style of it.

→Text size and colour is customizable

→Website background colour is changeable

→Other fonts for the website text are available

→Text only option is viewable

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For some individuals, reading content and comprehending information up can be challenging. Our website offers reading support, using the following four tools:

→Magnifier - for zooming in on sections of texts, making text reading more clear

→Ruler – To divide sections of text with no other distractions of what’s above or below

→Reading mask – Masks away 90% of the website, which makes the content easier to concentrate on

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On our website, Recite Me can translate all of our content to over 100 different languages, and also allows you to use our text-to-speech feature in 35 different languages.

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