Accessibility

Accessibility

Macquarie University is committed to making all electronic resources accessible to all users. A key component of the site Strategy and Architecture is “universal access” that enables persons with disabilities to access them.

Browser information

Note: The latest versions of Mozilla, Internet Explorer, Safari, and Google Chrome support web standards and will correctly display this site.

Standards compliance

  • All pages on this site validate as HTML 5.
  • All pages on this site use structured semantic markup. H1 tags are used for page titles, H2 tags for headlines, and H3 to H6 tags for subheads.

Images

  • All content images used in this site include descriptive ALT attributes. Purely decorative graphics include null ALT attributes.

Visual design

  • This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout.
  • This site uses only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified “text size”option in visual browsers.
  • If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.

Access keys

The following shortcut keys (also known as accesskeys) are provided on this website so that it is not necessary to use a mouse. Accessibility software

  • Press the 'Space' or 'Enter' key to toggle the Study navigation
  • Press the 'Space' or 'Enter' key to toggle the Research navigation
  • Press the 'Space' or 'Enter' key to toggle the Connect navigation
  • Press the 'Space' or 'Enter' key to toggle the About navigation
  • Press the 'Space' or 'Enter' key to toggle the additional site navigation
  • Press the 'Space' or 'Enter' key to toggle the site search

Accessibility software

  • JAWS, a screen reader for Windows. A time-limited, downloadable demo is available.
  • Lynx, a free text-only web browser for blind users with refreshable Braille displays.
  • Links, a free text-only web browser for visual users with low bandwidth.
  • Mozilla project, a visual browser with many accessibility-related features, including text zooming and user stylesheets. A free downloadable version is available. Compatible with Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and several other operating systems.
  • Opera, a visual browser with many accessibility-related features, including text zooming, user stylesheets, image toggle. A free downloadable version is available. Compatible with Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and several other operating systems.
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