CORC’s commitment to accessibility.
We want everyone to be able to use our website and we are committed to making it as accessible as possible.
To do this we are working toward adopting WCAG standards of best practice.
On this site you should be able to:
- Zoom in up to 500% without the text spilling off the screen
- Navigate most of the website just using a keyboard
- Navigate through the site using breadcrumb trails1
- View the site clearly on your tablet, laptop, desktop or mobile phone
- Use voice recognition technology you may have. You can find more information from Abilitynet [Opens in new window]
- Navigate long pages by headings/subheadings using assistive technology tools or plugins
- Skip to main content using tab on your keyboard
- Listen to most of the website using assistive technologies – for example text to speech tools and plugins, screen readers, and inbuilt phone and/or tablet functionality
1Breadcrumb navigation can greatly enhance the way users find their way around. In terms of usability, breadcrumbs reduce the number of actions a website visitor needs to take in order to get to a higher-level page, and they improve the findability of website sections and pages. They are also an effective visual aid that indicates the location of the user within the website’s hierarchy, making it a great source of contextual information for landing pages.
Current accessibility improvement work
We know some parts of this website aren't fully accessible yet. We have many documents which date back many years, and some older materials that don’t meet current accessibility standards. We aim to improve:
- Contrast of colours and text to make sure that the content is clear.
- All our online forms, so they can be used using just a keyboard and for speech recognition technology to identify all form labels.
- All recent video content to include either open captions or transcript where more appropriate.
- Our most popular downloaded resources to meet accessibility standards.
What you can do
We are doing all we can to make the site as easy to use as possible. There are also tools available, designed to give you a better user experience. For example, you can change the settings on your computer to suit your individual needs.
You can personalise your experience using accessibility features already on your computer, or by installing software or apps. You may find some of these helpful:
- My Computer, My way is developed by AbilityNet (Opens in new window) which is a UK charity which aims to improve the lives of disabled people by helping them to use digital technology at work, at home or in education. The charity has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
- The Web Accessibility Initiative’s Better Web Browsing: Tips for Customising your Computer may also be useful.
- You can also adjust line height and word spacing using browser plugins like ReaderView for FireFox (Opens in new window) or ReaderView (Opens in new window) for Chrome.
If you can’t access our content
To help us understand the problem as quickly as we can, it would be helpful if you could please tell us:
- the web address or title of the page where you found a problem
- what the problem is
- what computer and software you use.
All constructive feedback about the accessibility or usability of our site is welcome and we promise to consider it carefully.
This accessibility statement was last updated in March 2021.