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Accessibility

The MMU website has been designed and organised to make it as simple, intuitive and accessible as possible for users.

Web Accessibility Statement

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to ensuring that its web pages are accessible to all its users, regardless of how they access web content.

MMU aims to be standards compliant and follow the general principles and guidelines as set out by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

If you are using assistive technology such as a screen reader to navigate our web pages and have come across barriers that interfere with your ability to access information, please contact the Web Team via our feedback form or by email: webteam@mmu.ac.uk.

We are committed to the continued task of improving out websites' accessibility for all our users.

Access Keys

Most browsers support jumping to specific links by typing keys as defined on the website. For Windows users, you can press ALT + an Access Key; on Macintosh, you can press Control + an Access Key.

Access keys for MMU websites are defined as:

  • Access Key 1 – Homepage
  • Access Key 2 – News
  • Access Key 4 – Focus on Search box
  • Access Key 9 – Feedback Form
  • Access Key 0 – Accessibility Help (this page)

Standards Compliance

The top level pages of MMU's website comply with its web development requirements on accessibility which include meeting the W3C's 'Priority 1' checkpoints and relevant points from 'Priority 2' and 'Priority 3'. These pages also comply with W3C's standards on techologies for creating and interpreting web-based content.

Users should note that although the website supports basic compatability for old web browsers, web pages are optimised for:

  • Internet Explorer 6 or higher
  • Firefox 1.5 or higher
  • Safari
  • Opera 8.5 or higher

We would recommend upgrading your web browser to the latest version to take full advantage of this website's presentational features.

Breadcrumb trails are provided throughout the site and navigational aids are applied whenever possible.

Feedback and error reporting on the site is welcomed.