Accessibility

Welcome to the Edinburgh University Music Society website. It allows you to access all Edinburgh University Music Society website services from a single point on the Internet and aims to deliver information in plain English. The site has been designed to be as easy to use as possible. If you have any feedback, you are welcome to contact us here.

VENUE ACCESS

The Edinburgh University Music Society aims to ensure that all of the venues we perform and rehearse in are accessible to all. All of our venues are wheelchair accessible, and we also welcome guide dogs at our concerts.

If you feel you may be prevented from rehearsing with one of our ensembles as a result of any additional accessibility needs then please get in touch with the appropriate Ensemble Manager and we will be happy to ensure that any issue is resolved to the best of our ability.

For our concerts, to ensure that we can accommodate you please let us know of your specific requirements when booking your tickets in order to make best use of our facilities. Stewards and trained first aid personnel are on duty during any performance to assist you if required. Please contact us for further information about disabled facilities.

The University of Edinburgh’s Disability Office has created maps detailing access features, gradients and transport links, and these are provided below:

ONLINE ACCESS

The Edinburgh University Music Society is committed to making its services accessible to everyone, including those with additional support needs. If you use a screen reader, or some other device to help you view the Internet this site should be accessible to you. Most of the site conforms to Level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

The key issues we have addressed to ensure accessibility are as follows:

    • Non-text content has an alternative description
    • Links are not ambiguous out-of-context
    • Documents are easily handled
    • Text size is easily changed for ease-of-reading

ALTERNATIVE TEXT

All images on this site are accompanied by a brief alternative text, which describes the image or its function as appropriate. This alternative text, also known as “alt-text”, is generally visible only when the browser’s automatic image loading feature is turned off.

LINKS

All text links are written so that they make sense when read out of context.

DOCUMENTS

PDF files can be read using Adobe Reader software, which is available for many different computer systems including Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Palm. For help with Acrobat files and a link to download Acrobat Reader, please visit the Adobe website.

TEXT SIZE

The text on this website has been styled using a non-fixed value in a style sheet. This means that users can easily change the text size using their browser settings.

Please see the instructions below for a variety of browsers:

Google Chrome:
Click on the spanner icon in the toolbar and change the “Zoom” level as required.

Internet Explorer:
Go to the ‘View’ tab in the toolbar, click ‘Text Size’ and choose the desired option.

Netscape Navigator:
Go to the ‘View’ tab in the toolbar and click ‘Increase Font’ to enlarge the font size.

Mozilla:
Go to the ‘View’ tab in the toolbar, click ‘Text Zoom’ and choose the desired font size.

Safari:
Press ‘command’ and ‘+’ to increase font size or choose ‘View’ and make the text bigger from the menu.

BROWSER SUPPORT

The Edinburgh University Music Society is committed to open standards, such as those created by the World Wide Web Consortium.

Older browsers with poor support for open standards can still access the contents of this website although we cannot guarantee how the pages will be displayed to the user.