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We are committed to making the information and resources provided through our website accessible to all users.

We aim to be standards compliant and follow general usability principles to help all visitors to this web site.

This central section of the Cardiff University web site meets level AA (2) of the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, and as far as possible meets level AAA (3).

Pages on the Cardiff University site aim to conform to both the spirit and the letter of the United Kingdom Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995. In accordance with the DDA and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act (SENDA) 2001, we aim to ensure that all Cardiff University web pages conform partially to the W3C's WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines at Level AA, and we are engaged in improving compliance with these Guidelines.

It is possible that some of our older pages might not conform to these standards. However, we are actively engaging with information providers across the University to ensure that all future web pages are compliant with accessibility guidelines.

We intend to continue improving the accessibility of our site, so if you have any difficulty accessing the site and require further help, or if you have any suggestions to help improve our accessibility, please contact us.

Virtual Learning Environment

In investing in Blackboard, Cardiff University is committed to providing a secure, accessible web-based virtual learning environment. Blackboard is a system that allows tutors and students to share learning materials, to communicate and collaborate, and to evaluate and measure student progress.

Further information regarding Blackboard's accessibility can be found on the Blackboard site.

Assistive technologies

We are committed to improving the experience of all students and members of staff. We recognise that everyone's situation is different, and we therefore try to tailor support and provision to individual needs.

For further information about the assistive software and hardware available in Cardiff University libraries and computer rooms, please read our section on assistive technologies, ask at any library information desk, speak to the disability contact at the library you wish to use, or contact the Dyslexia Resource Centre.

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