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Accessibility

Accessibility Policy Statement and Standards Compliance

The Royal College of Art aims to make this website as accessible as possible. The site has been built using HTML5 and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and is compliant with W3C-WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, Level AA conformance. As far as possible, we have tried to ensure that:

  • all pages on this site are perceivable, operable, understandable and robust as defined in the WCAG 2.0 guidelines.
  • all pages on this site use CSS for layout and should degrade gracefully on non standards-compliant Web browsers
  • all style sheets conform to W3C recommendations
  • all pages on this site use structured semantic markup: h1 tags are used for main titles, h2 tags for subtitles, and so on.

Browsers Supported

The RCA website has been developed for optimum viewing on Chrome, Firefox, Safari and IE9+.

Resize Text

As relative font sizes (small, medium, large etc.) and not pixel-based font sizes have been used on this site, you can easily resize the text by increasing the zoom level used in your browser.

IE users: select Page > Zoom (or alternatively Text size to just increase the size of the text)

Firefox users: select View > Zoom (or Zoom text only)

Safari users: select View > Zoom in / out (or Zoom text only)

Chrome users: select > Zoom in / out

Alternatively, some browsers allow you to scroll with the wheel of your mouse whilst holding down the control key, or to change the text size using the keyboard:

PC users hold down Control key and:

– (for smaller)
+ (for bigger)
0 (default size)

Mac users hold down Command key and:

– (for smaller)
+ (for bigger)
0 (default size)

Images

All content images used in this site include descriptive Alt tags. Purely decorative graphics will include null Alt tags.

Visual Design

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 style sheets at all, the content of each page should still be readable.

Pages on the site are responsive and should fit all screens including mobile phones, tablets and desktops. The layout changes dynamically to suit the size of screen it is viewed on.

Increase Text Contrast

Firefox users: select Tools > Options > Content > Fonts and Colours

Safari users: select Preferences > Appearance > click on Select

Changing the Style Sheet

If you would prefer to use your own style sheet, follow the steps below relevant to your browser to override the attached style sheet. Please note that if you choose to do this, the intended presentation will be lost.

IE users: Tools > Internet Options > General > Accessibility > Tick 'Format documents using my style sheet' > Browse (to your style sheet)

Safari users: select Preferences > Advanced > Style Sheet

(Note that when using the site with Javascript switched off, it is recommended that style sheets are disabled.)

CONTACT

publications@rca.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 7590 4121