Cambridge ESOL and web accessibility
Cambridge ESOL is committed to a policy of open and equal opportunity for all, and this includes making the information contained in our websites accessible to as many internet users as we can.
We hope that the accessibility and usability levels of our sites are already good, but in order to make more certain of this we are actively working towards compliance with the main website accessibility standards (as defined in version 1.0 of the W3C WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), [link to http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag.php] and also with the upcoming version 2.0).
Here is a summary of the features we have used to make our site more accessible.
- Our pages are designed with a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels, but are also viewable at other resolutions such as 800 x 600 pixels.
- Page structure is conveyed using header elements.
- A stylesheet is used with relative font sizes on all text with the exception of graphical text. Information can still be accessed if stylesheets are turned off or not supported.
- Text can be increased or decreased in size by using the "view" option in your browser.
- Images that convey important information have alternative text. Where an image is used for a decorative purpose the alternative text will be left blank.
- No information is exclusively conveyed using colour.
- A Site map is available to provide information about the structure of the website.
We have many PDF and MP3 files available for free download.
For PDF files: We recommend that users download the latest FREE version of Adobe Reader to view these.
For MP3 files: Most modern computers will have a media player already installed. If your computer does not have a media player, or if you want to download an up-to-date version, use one of these links. Download Windows Media Player or download RealOne Player (Mac versions are available for both).
Transcripts of the MP3 files are available alongside (as part of the PDF download of the relevant sample paper).
We've done our best to ensure this site is as accessible as possible, but problems may arise despite our best efforts. If you do find any accessibility barriers that affect or prevent your use and enjoyment of the site, please let us know and we'll do our best to address the problem as soon as possible.ESOL Helpdesk
University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations
1 Hills Road
Tel. +44 1223 553355
Fax. +44 1223 460278