We want everyone who visits Cambridge Advance Online to feel welcome and find the experience rewarding.

What are we doing?

We are continually working to make Cambridge Advance Online as accessible and usable as possible. To help us make it a positive place for everyone, we've been using the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1(Opens in a new window). These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities, and user friendly for everyone.

The guidelines have three levels of accessibility (A, AA and AAA). The target for Cambridge Advance Online is level AA.

Available functionality on Cambridge Advance Online

You should be able to:

  • Change colours, contrast levels and fonts by adjusting browser settings. Different browsers include these options under different menus – they can usually be found under Tools, Settings, Options, Content or Reading View depending on the browser. There are also browser extensions specifically dedicated to changing colours and contrast options, e.g. Change Colors(Opens in a new window) for Google Chrome and Color Changer(Opens in a new window) for Mozilla Firefox.

  • Zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen

  • Navigate most of the website using just a keyboard

  • Navigate most of the website using speech recognition software

  • Listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

If you have a disability then AbilityNet's My Computer My Way website(Opens in a new window) has advice on individual adjustments you can make to your device to make it easier to use.

Browser and mobile device support

Cambridge Advance Online is optimised for modern browsers including Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome. You may experience unexpected behaviour in other browsers, although we use fully validated code which should work on any browser.

Cambridge Advance Online is responsive, it re-organises itself depending on the screen size and orientation of the device being used to view it. We test the experience on various devices including most popular IOS, Android and MS Windows phones and tablets.

How we test this website

This website undergoes regular testing against the above guidelines by development and quality assurance teams. Working with in house accessibility specialists, any actions derived from the testing are taken and prioritised into our future work.

We are planning to run regular third-party audits to ensure full compliance with WCAG 2.1 (AA). The first audit is planned for Autumn 2021.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

If you have difficulty using Cambridge Advance Online, please get in touch. We'd like to hear from you in any of the following ways:

The courses are delivered through Canvas LMS, for more information please read the Canvas LMS Accessibility Statement(Opens in a new window).

Last updated: April 2021