Heriot-Watt University is committed to equal opportunities for all, irrespective of disability, as stated in the Equal Opportunities Policy, and is committed to the principles of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act (SENDA) 2001.

Web accessibility

As a minimum, we aim for W3C WCAG Level AA conformance, while adhering to HTML5 and CSS 2.1 compliance.

Page content has been structured with appropriate headings, and visual media, such as images, has alternative text where appropriate. Where possible, tables are used only to display tabular data (with caption attribute).

The BBC's My Web My Way explains the many ways you can change your browser, computer, keyboard and mouse settings to make the web more accessible to you.

Built-in browser accessibility

Some of the most popular web browsers also have their own built-in accessibility features that you can use to improve your online experience:

Physical accessibility

Heriot-Watt University works with AccessAble to have our Edinburgh Campus audited and advertised on the AccessAble website. AccessAble are an organisation that highlight facilities for disabled people by providing in depth information on buildings, facilities and access. Our links with AccessAble enable disabled students, staff and visitors to find out about access at our University via our website.