We have done our best to make sure this web site conforms to current and future legislation regarding accessibility. We used the following methods to assist in this:


Access keys

Most browsers support jumping to specific links by typing keys defined on the web site. On Windows, you can press ALT + the access key (in Internet Explorer you need to then press Enter); on Macintosh, you can press Control + the access key. The access keys used are as follows:

The English Faculty uses the same system of Access Keys as the main University web site except that our access key 1 directs users to the Faculty of English web site instead of the University of Cambridge site.


Colour Vision Deficiencies

This site has been tested to make sure that those with colour vision deficiencies will not be at a disadvange when viewing it. We used the coverage filter testing tool at: If you have any problems with the site in this regard, please do contact us.



There is a set of links at the top of the new templates which is hidden from graphical browsers, but which will be available via non-graphical browsers or screen readers. They link directly to the start of the page content, to the navigation, or - on the site's index page - to the news and events section.