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Accessibility

NEWCIS is committed to providing a website that is easily accessible to the widest possible audience.

This website endeavours to conform to the World Wide Web Consortium W3C guidelines: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.

These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformance with these guidelines will help make the web more user friendly for all people.

Whilst we strive 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.

Options in your browser

Most modern browsers all share the most common accessibility tools, here is a list of useful features:

Incremental Search
Incremental search allows you to progressively search a web page for a particular word or phrase on a page. To enable this on your browser, press and hold ALT and then tap F . This will open a box to type your search into. As you type, the matches will be highlighted on the page for you.

Spatial Navigation
Hitting tab will jump you to each of the items you can interact with on any page. Holding the SHIFT key and then pressing tab will take you to the previous item.

Caret Navigation (Internet explorer and firefox only)
Instead of  using a mouse to select text and move around within a webpage, you can use standard navigation keys on your keyboard : Home, End, Page Up, Page Down & the arrow keys. This feature  is named after the caret, or cursor, that appears when you edit a document.

To turn this feature on, press the F7 key at the top of your keyboard and choose whether to enable the caret on the tab you are viewing or all your tabs.

Space bar
Pressing the space bar on a web page will move the page you are viewing down to the next visible part of the page.


Text fonts
Depending on your browser, you can override all fonts on the site to one that is easier for you to read.
Guides here:
Change Font in Firefox
Change Font in Chrome
Change Font in Explorer & Edge 


Enlarge your view
You can activate the browser zoom via these keyboard shortcuts
Zoom in Firefox
Zoom in Chrome
Apple Safari LogoZoom in Safari
Zoom in Explorer & Edge 

PDF Files and screen readers

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view PDF files. If you do not already have this installed on your computer, you can download Adobe Acrobat Reader for free.

Having problems?

If you are having problems accessing information on the site, please email us at enquiries@newcis.org.uk and let us know:

  • which material you wanted to access
  • the problem you experienced 
  • the browser you were using to view this page
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