Accessibility

Alternative formats

Please note: If you have difficulty accessing any of our materials - either in print or on the web, please contact us at communications@ljmu.ac.uk to discuss the different formats we can provide.

Screen resolution

The homepages take advantage of larger screen resolutions on LJMU client PCs, deployed across the University while maintaining the design on screens using 1024 pixels wide by 768 pixels high.

LJMU Accessibility Features

We aim to make the website more accessible to all LJMU users. The following accessibility features are available when viewing the homepage.

They are as follows:

Consistent banner

The site presents a consistent banner across all pages with links to the targeted areas, for improved navigation. The links include:

  • Accessibility
  • Help
  • Home
  • Current Student Zone
  • Staff Zone 

To aid navigation, the tab key on your keyboard can be used to navigate through different sections of the homepage.

If you are having difficulty using the mouse, click on the tab key to the link you wish to access, and then press the Return key to enter that area.

Text access

Our new web pages have been designed according to recognised accessibility guidelines and web-standards. The underlying structure of the pages allows good access for various browsing methods, such as screen readers. Visual type size can be changed using browser view options (see Style Sheet below), and a print style sheet will soon provide improved reflowing of the layout for printer output.

Browser

The LJMU site is best viewed in the following web browsers: -

  • Internet Explorer versions 7 or later 
  • Mozilla
  • Firefox (3.6);
  • Opera (10.54).
  • Safari on Macintosh
  • Google Chrome

Our new content pages and homepages have improved accessibility and compliance with web-standards, giving a consistent look and feel across most platforms and browsers and a more consistent page structure.

Stylesheets

The LJMU site uses cascading style sheets (css) which control the look of the site. However, the user can modify their personal settings, e.g. font size. In Internet Explorer, this can be done by clicking on Tools, Internet Options then Accessibility.

If your browser allows, you may also remove the cascading stylesheet to view the page as plain HTML.

Printing

Our main site webpages also have print stylesheet, which restyle the page for improved readability and paper usage. In addition, text links on pages will display with their link addresses appended so that you can access the resources directly when typing from a printed sheet. 

Mobile Devices

We also have a Stylesheet for Mobile devices, to make our pages readable on the smaller displays used by some mobile phones and PDAs. You may need to refer to your device manual to ensure that your device will recognise the presence of the Handheld stylesheet - Most Windows Mobile devices tested were capable of restyling the page for smaller screens.

Headers and Footers

All subsequent LJMU pages for Schools, Departments, Service teams, etc, should contain the corporate LJMU Headers and Footers.

Prospective students/Visitors' Homepage

Popular pages 

The popular pages section on the prospective homepage targets the key areas within the site. You can navigate to the following areas/services:

  • Fees and Funding 
  • Departments 
  • Key Contacts 
  • Online payments 
  • Libraries
  • Conferences and events
  • Sustainability

Courses

This leads you to a search page where all courses can be searched for by either key-word or through an A-Z list. This page contains a full list of all courses, including, undergraduate, postgraduate, CPD, etc.

Order a prospectus

This allows you to order an undergraduate prospectus, or request further information on postgraduate courses.

Open days

This section allows you to find out more about open days and subject related events.

Business Engagement

This section provides information on topics targeted at businesses, such as the Business Development Centre, WOW, Conference venues, Bespoke solutions and Expertise.

Research

This section provides information on Research courses at LJMU and provides information on the expertise within LJMU. Key Contacts

This section contains addresses, telephone numbers and email details of certain first point of contact areas in LJMU, e.g. Course enquiries, International Student Recruitment, Business Enquiries, News and Events, Freedom of Information, Student Administration and complaints and Computing help.

Staff Homepage

Quick Links

The useful links section on the staff homepage targets the key areas within the site. You can navigate to the following areas/services:

  • Job vacancies
  • Location Maps
  • Key contacts
  • University departments
  • Online payments
  • LJMU classifieds
  • Research
  • Benefits Plus
  • Charitable Status & governance
  • Lifestyles gym membership

Email

This link allows users to access their personal email, both internally and externally from LJMU.

Off-Campus Support

“The Off Campus Applications Service allows access to a wide range of applications and resources that were previously restricted to users of a PC within the LJMU Network”.

Staff infobase

This link leads allows members of staff to update their personal details on the staff infobase system. 

Blackboard

Virtual Learning Environment for Students and Staff.

Student Information System

This provides a link to the student information system.

Staff News

This section contains current news items and a link to “News” with archived news items.

Student Homepage

Useful Links

The useful links section, under the LJMU banner on the student homepage targets the key areas within the site. You can navigate to a number of useful area and services, located under the following categories:

  • Study essentials 
  • Need help 
  • Student life 
  • Your future 

Email

This link allows users to access their personal email, both internally and externally from LJMU.

Blackboard

Virtual Learning Environment for Students and Staff.

Off-Campus Support

“The Off Campus Applications Service allows access to a wide range of applications and resources that were previously restricted to users of a PC within the LJMU Network”.

Library resources

This link leads users to the library and student support webpage, providing details of the facilities and support available. Users can also search for materials such as books and journal and can track their current records.

Student Information System

This provides a link to the student information system.

Student News

This section contains current news items and a link to “News” with archived news items.



Page last modified 25 November 2011.

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