Accessibility Statement

Using this website

This accessibility statement applies to the University of Essex Online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). This Learning Platform is run by Kaplan Open Learning. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to: 

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability. 

How accessible this website is

The VLE platform is a complex system with many parts. Its code is always evolving. Modules can be enabled and disabled. The interface can be heavily customised using themes and thousands of settings. As such, it is impossible to say with 100% certainty whether the VLE or any site based on the VLE is fully accessible or not. Accessibility is not a state, it is a process of continuous improvement in response to our users and the wider technical environment. 

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you need information on the Learning Platform, please contact the Student Support Team.

What we are doing to improve accessibility

We are committed to improving accessibility across our websites and Learning Platforms. We are conducting a thorough accessibility review and implementing any necessary changes to our Learning Platforms and websites. An accessibility working group has been established to ensure continuous improvement.

This statement was prepared on 20th February 2022.