This page is only relevant to pages that use our corporate templates and display a link to this page.
In accordance with the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 Part Four (as amended by Special Educational Needs Disability Act 2001) and the Disability Discrimination Act 2005, LSBU is actively working towards improving accessibility and usability standards for its websites. The University improves accessibility through implementing valid, semantic and well-formed HTML and CSS code for its corporate templates.
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 became a World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) recommendation on 11 December 2008. The purpose of the guidelines is to make web content more accessible. London South Bank University (LSBU) supports and encourages widening participation and social inclusion, and web pages and services which use this web template comply with a wide range of guidelines in WCAG 2.0. We aim to make our web content accessible to people with a wide range of disabilities and are working towards further compliance with WCAG 2.0. By improving access to people with disabilities we also aim to improve the usability of our website for users in general.
Our latest web templates include the following features to improve accessibility and usability:
- Text is sized relatively to allow text scaling for visually impaired users.
- Logical HTML headers allow screen reader users to skip between page content easily by moving between headings.
- Links are written to define their target, so will make sense when read out of context.
- All meaningful images have been assigned alternative text; if for some reason you cannot see the images you will still be provided information on what the image is showing.
- 'Breadcrumb navigation' is used to provide location information within the website's information architecture and can be used an as additional navigation tool.
- CSS is used to style page content - separating presentation from content - enabling users to access content using their own CSS.
- Older browsers that do not implement CSS correctly will still display content and function correctly.
To ensure our videos can be enjoyed by as many people as possible, we provide captioning for videos which appear on pages using the corporate web template.
To turn captioning on and off, and to translate captions into a language of your choice, use the captions button in the tools menu which you can access from the button on the far right of the video player menu bar.
Videos published on LSBU's YouTube channel also include captions which can be turned on and off.
If you experience any problems turning captions on in Internet Explorer 7, please refresh your page then try to turn captions on again.
DisabledGo access guide
It is possible that some of our older pages on some of our microsites may not conform to recent standards and guidelines. The Web Team is working with web administrators across the University to ensure that old web pages are rebuilt using the new template and future web pages adopt the corporate template. Where this is not appropriate, for example when websites are developed in partnership with external organisations, the Web Team is providing support and advice concerning accessibility.
We have done our very best to ensure that our pages work well for any user and on a wide range of devices, including browsers on mobile phones. However it is impossible to predict and therefore test for every possible problem. If you experience accessibility problems while viewing our websites, please contact the Web Team and we will do our very best to resolve the problem for you or provide you with additional methods to obtain the information your require.
The Web Team
London South Bank Technopark
90 London Road
London SE1 6LN
Tel: 020 7815 6037
24 April 2019Two day workshop on sustainable biodiesel production
26 April 2019LGBT+ Sports Fair 2019
2 May 2019Celebration of 50 Years of Accredited Planning Education at LSBU
8 May 2019Postgraduate Open Evening
9 May 2019Film Screening: The Psychosis of Whiteness with Director Q&A
31 May 2019LSBU Project Management Conference - Bridging the gap between theory and practice
13 June 2019Breast screening for people with learning disabilities
22 June 2019University Open Day
7 October 2019School of Business Graduation Ceremony 2019
14 October 2019Graduation Ceremony: School of Arts and Creative Industries; School of Applied Sciences; School of Law and Social Sciences
Engineering student wins award for London’s best robot
12 April 2019
Chris Skidmore, Minister of State for Universities, visits LSBU’s School of Arts and Creative Industries
10 April 2019
LSBU Journalism students launch 'Paint London Green' anti-air pollution campaign
10 April 2019
LSBU ranks in top 200 universities globally for social impact
5 April 2019
LSBU publishes gender pay gap 2019 report
29 March 2019
LSBU Bus Venture Crawl 2019
28 March 2019
Smart Energy Network study launches at London South Bank University
27 March 2019
Dr Charles Graham visits Landor - the leading global brand consultancy
26 March 2019
LSBU Women's Netball team win university league
20 March 2019