Borders College

Accessibility Statement

This page describes some of the features that have been incorporated into this site.

We are working hard to ensure that almost all our publicly available pages produced on the Borders College website will conform to at least double AA standard of World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) and Bobby, excluding all forms on the site.

There may be pages within the site that do not conform to W3C and Bobby, however we will be working in the future to overcome this.

Current Standards Compliance

The majority of pages on this site comply with all priority 2 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and Bobby.

All the style sheets used to control layout and presentation of the pages on this site comply with the W3C CSS standard.

Valid XHTML 1.0! WC3 CSS ComplientBobby Approved

Text Only

To view the site using additional Text Only Settings

  1. Select the Text Only Version at the top of the page (right hand side).
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and select Text Only Settings.
  3. Select the Colour Option you would like, then Font Size and then your
    preferred Font.
  4. Then finally click on select this link when done.

You are now able to view the site with your chosen settings.

Please note that this service is provided by a third-party company: and for this reason the URL web address has changed.

If you have any problems with using this facility or would like to talk to someone about this please call our Marketing Manager on 08700 50 51 52 or email

Tab Indexing

Links in the site have been given a tab weighting to allow quick access to each link.  The order for tab indexing in a page is as follows:

  • Main Navigation
  • Bread Crumb Navigation
  • Sub-section Navigation
  • Content Links


Links have title attributes that describe the link in greater detail, unless the text of the link already fully describes the target.


All content images should include descriptive ALT attributes.  Purely decorative graphics include null ALT attributes.

Visual Design

This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout. Public areas of this site use only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified 'text size' option in visual browsers.

If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets the content of each page is still readable.


Many of the documents in this site are PDFs and require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view, which is available as a free download.

Help on viewing Adobe Acrobat PDF Files

  1. You will require version 3.0 or above of Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to view these files. If you do not have this software, click on the "Get Acrobat Reader" link below to download.
  2. Once you have Acrobat installed, click on the link above to view, or save them to your computer.

Download a free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader

If you have any queries about the content or use of this website please email or call our Marketing Manager on 08700 505152.

Internet Explorer

Open the Edit menu and choose Preferences.

Open the Appearance group and click the Fonts category.

Choose an encoding to tell the computer which types of letters and symbols to use.

Choose your default fonts from the Variable Width Font and Fixed Width Font pop-up menus.  (Fixed-width fonts are often used for filling in forms.)

Click one of the following:

To specify that your default fonts are always used instead of the fonts chosen by a document's author, click "Use my default fonts, overriding document-specified fonts."

To specify that page fonts are used only when they are available without downloading (saves time), click "Use document-specified fonts, but disable Dynamic Fonts."

To specify that page fonts are always used, click "Use document-specified fonts, including Dynamic Fonts."

If you view web pages in more than one encoding scheme (for instance, Western and Chinese), you can choose fonts and font sizes for each encoding.

You can specify the font sizes, styles and colours, and foreground and background colours of Web pages displayed on your computer screen, even if the author of the Web page has already specified these. You can also specify the colour used to indicate links in Web pages, or a special colour for links that is used only when the mouse passes over the link.

This is useful if you have low vision, need larger fonts, or need high-contrast colours. You can set Internet Explorer to use the colours and fonts you specify, your default Windows colours and fonts, or the settings you specify in your own style sheet.

The simplest way to change the browser settings is to select Fonts from the View menu in Internet Explorer 4 or earlier or select Text Size from the View menu in Internet Explorer 5 and click on the text size you want to use.

For more control over browser setting select Internet Options from the View menu in Internet Explorer 4 or earlier or the Tools menu in Internet Explorer 5.

Internet Options allows you to change fonts and background colours and use your own stylesheet to further customise the browser to your accessibility needs.

You can specify which fonts and font sizes are used to display web pages in your browser. You can also select character-set encodings.