Accessibility Statement

Using this website

This website is run by the University of Brighton. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. That means you should be able to:

  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver).

You’ll also find our ‘high contrast’ mode option that can:

  • Decrease: Decrease the text size
  • Increase: Increase the text size
  • Colour: Change the background, text and link colours.

We also try to make the website text as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet is a great resource helping people with a disability to use digital technology. They provide advice on making your device easier to use.

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible.

  • Most older PDF and Word documents aren’t fully accessible to screen reader software. They can be accessed and read aloud through the Recite Me accessibility toolbar.
  • We display all of our video content through YouTube, and captions can be enabled in the YouTube player. At the moment our videos are captioned automatically, so there might be some mistakes with some words.
  • Live video streams don’t have captions.

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website

We are working hard to make our website accessible. If you need information on this website in a different format, the Recite Me toolbar will allow you to access content in a variety of accessible formats.

If you have been unable to access the content that you need using either the website or the Recite Me toolbar, let us know by emailing us at we will do what we can to help.

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the accessibility regulations. If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The University of Brighton is committed to making its websites accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Issues with PDFs and other documents

Many of our older PDFs and Word documents don’t meet accessibility standards, for example, they may not be marked up so they’re accessible to a screen reader.

The accessibility regulations don’t require us to fix PDFs or other documents that were published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Issues with images, video and audio

Live video streams don’t have captions.

We don’t plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.