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Lab4Living is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience – regardless of ability or browsing technology and including those who have visual, hearing, motor and cognitive impairments.

We have a responsibility under the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) and the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Act (SENDA) to ensure our pages are accessible to all and we take this responsibility very seriously. This site has been designed with the aim of meeting W3C Web Accessibility Guidelines at Level x ([x*A]  rating). This includes all materials produced by the Lab4Living for this website, but may not apply to other materials available on this site. For more information on the guidelines, please visit the WAI website.

If you come across a part of our site that is difficult to use or could be improved in terms of accessibility we apologise and would be very grateful if you could e-mail us at Your feedback is an invaluable part of the process of improving our site.

We want to give control to users and let you decide how you view the site. Our website offers accessibility options that are easy to discover, understand and select.

Increasing the text size

If you find the text on this site is too small, you can change it easily using your browser’s settings.

  • If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, go to the View menu, select Text Size and then either Larger or Largest.
  • If you use Firefox, go to the View menu, select Text Size and then Increase. Repeat as necessary.

Changing the colours

If you use magnification technology you may want to change the site colours, as white can give an uncomfortable glare. To do this, simply change the preferences in your browser.

  • If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, go to the Tools menu, select Internet Options, select Colors and make changes to text and background colours in the Colors panel. Please note: for your changes to take effect, you may also need to select Accessibility under Internet Options and check the box labelled ‘Ignore colors specified on webpages’.
  • If you use Firefox, go to the Tools menu, select Options, choose the Content tab and click Colors. You can then make changes to text, background and link colours.

Our use of images

All content images used in this site include descriptive alternative text (ALT) attributes. Images which are used for layout or decoration only have blank ALT attributes.

Visual design

This site uses cascading style sheets (CSS) for visual layout. Style sheets can be replaced with your own if you prefer.

Useful links

The following websites have useful advice and information about web accessibility:

Lab4Living, Sheffield Hallam University,
Furnival Building, 153 Arundel Street, Sheffield, S1 2NU
Phone 0114 225 6753 | Fax 0114 225 6931