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Accessibility Statement

We aim to provide an environment that is accessible and user friendly for everyone. All users should be able to engage with the system and participate in the activities. 


Our commitment to usability and accessibility

We are working closely with the User Experience team at the University Information Services (UIS) and also the Disability Resource Centre (DRC) to improve the user experience. We have carried out usability testing to get user feedback directly from users to shape the development of the environment.

The main areas of focus were:

  • Improved navigation
  • Visible search on all pages
  • New accessibility tool bar to allow users to make personal customisations:
    • Resize text
    • Access to different contrast modes
    • Apply a colour overlay
  • Easily identifiable icons
  • Keyboard shortcut keys


Website standards compliance


To help us make Moodle compliant with accessibility guidelines we have used the Equality Act 2010 and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. These guidelines explain how to make web content accessible for disabled users. An environment with easy search facilities and simple navigation benefits all users. We aim to meet Level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. 

Moodle is open source software which we have styled using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).


Useful resources


Contact details

If you have any questions or feedback regarding accessibility please contact


For further information, see the University accessibility statement.