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We want everyone who visits Cambridge University Press website to feel welcome and find the experience rewarding.

What are we doing?

We are continually working to make Cambridge University Press website 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) 2.0. 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 University Press website is level AA.

Permitted use of content

The copyright in the material on these pages is owned by or licensed to Cambridge University Press, or reproduced with permission from other third-party copyright owners.

It may be downloaded and printed for personal reference, but not otherwise copied, altered in any way or transmitted to others (unless explicitly stated otherwise) without the written permission of Cambridge University Press.
Hypertext links to other web locations are for the convenience of users and do not constitute any endorsement or authorisation by Cambridge University Press.

For further information please visit our Privacy & Legal policies.

Requests for the Reading Impaired

Cambridge University Press now publishes the majority of its new titles, and many older titles, in accessible ebook formats either for individual purchase or on platforms suitable for institutions. Where a work is unavailable for purchase in a suitable format, we welcome enquiries from both individuals and institutions to provide one. More information and the Accessibility Request Form can be found on our Rights and Permissions pages. We aim to respond to any requests within 5–7 working days.

Using Cambridge University Press website

CTRL + can be used to magnify the text. The text will reflow to fit the page. In-built browser zoom function can also be used ( - 100% +).

Text and background colours
In-built browser functions can be used to adjust both text and background colours. 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.

Browser plugins (e.g. Theme Font & Size Changer for FireFox) or third party tools (e.g. ATbar) can also be helpful.

Text to speech
Text to speech has been tested on Author Hub with a range of browser plugins and third party tools, e.g. ClaroRead for Chrome browser. Selected text will be read out by clicking the play button. Various settings (e.g. speed of reading, voice, accent, etc.) can easily be adjusted.

PDF downloads
To view or download content in PDF format you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader, which may be downloaded from the Adobe website.

Compatible tools
We have tested our platform with the following assistive technology tools:

  • Keyboard only
  • NVDA screen reader
  • JAWS
  • VoiceOver
  • Adobe Read Out Loud
  • Various Text-to-speech software

Browser support
Cambridge University Press website has been cross-platform and cross-browser tested. It is optimised for modern browsers including Microsoft Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome. Older browsers may offer limited functionality.

Mobile device support
Cambridge University Press website 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.

Let us know what you think

If you enjoyed using Cambridge University Press website, or if you had trouble with any part of it, please get in touch. 

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Updated: 18th January 2019

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