Accessibility in the learning zone
The Oxford University Museum of Natural History wants to make its website as accessible to as many people as possible. We have designed the learning zone using cascading style sheets which should improve accessibility for all. We have included alternate text on all images and titles on most links.
This site has been validated using the W3C service. Both the XHTML and CSS passed validation. We believe that the learning zone satisfies all priority 1 and 2 checkpoints of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0, attaining the Double-A Conformance level.
PDFs (Portable document files)
Most of our activity sheets are given as PDFs, although where possible, we have also provided this content in an alternative format. All our PDFs pass the Adobe accessibility quick check and pass the full check if 'image only' status is taken into account. To read these files you will need Adobe Acrobat reader.
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The majority of the site has been formatted and positioned using CSS. Unfortunately some of our exisitng material was so dependent on a table layout that it could not be converted to the new format.
The pages are designed for a screen resolution 640 by 480. Although the site is optimised for IE6, we have tested it on Netscape 4.08, Netscape 7.2, Opera 7.54, and the latest versions of Mozilla and Firefox. Versions of IE for the Macintosh and Safari are also functional.
The font size of most of the text within the site is adjustable. In Internet Explorer you can easily increase or decrease the font size by pressing the 'control' key on your keyboard while moving the 'scrolling wheel' on your mouse.
If you have any further questions or comments on this site or others within the Museum's pages, please contact us. For further details of access on the web read the University's accessibility statement.
University accessibility statement