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Accessibility

This statement is derived from the University of Manchester’s Accessibility Statement.

We are committed to making this website accessible to all users. We aim to be standards compliant and follow general principles of usability and universal design, which should help all visitors to this website.

We intended to meet at least level 2 (AA) of the W3C’s Website Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Guidelines, and as far as possible to meet level 3 (AAA).

Through taking this approach we hope to make our site as inclusive as possible, and also to comply with UK legislation including the Disability Discrimination Act (1995) as amended by the Special Education Needs and Disability Act (2001), which states that it is an offence to discriminate against a disabled person by treating him or her less favourably than others for a reason relating to their disability.

Discrimination can also occur where an institution fails to make a ‘reasonable adjustment’ where the disabled person is placed at a ‘substantial disadvantage’ in comparison with someone who is not disabled and such failure cannot be ‘justified’.