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Hugh Baird College recognises the importance of providing a website that is accessible to all user groups, including the disabled.

We have implemented the following accessibility features on this website to make it easier to use for people with disabilities. Standards compliance outline how we measure our site’s accessibility. Please let us know if you have any questions or feedback regarding the accessibility of this site, or if you experience any difficulty using it.

Listen to this website with BrowseAloud Plus

Whether you are using a Smartphone, Tablet, PC or Mac, BrowseAloud Plus will provide the speech and reading support tools you require for free.

What is BrowseAloud Plus?

BrowseAloud Plus reads website content out loud using the most natural and engaging voice to transform your online reading experience. New features include: Translator, Simplifier, Screen Masking for Touch Screens and the ability to personalise the settings to suit individual needs and preferences.

Other features include:

  • Dual-Colour Highlighting
  • MP3 Maker
  • Secure Site Reading
  • Text Magnification
  • Screen Masking
  • PDF Reading
  • Translator
  • Pronunciation Modifier
  • International Languages

More than 7,000 websites use BrowseAloud, so once you have it on your device you can listen to all of these websites too. For more information, please visit www.browsealoud.com

Who does BrowseAloud Plus help?

BrowseAloud Plus helps website visitors who require online reading support and those who simply prefer to listen to information instead of reading it. Those with print disabilities, such as dyslexia or mild visual impairments, and those with English as a second language find BrowseAloud Plus particularly useful.

How do I get BrowseAloud Plus?

Click on the BrowseAloud logo that appears on the top of this website to launch the BrowseAloud Plus toolbar then simply click any text to hear it read aloud.

Support with using BrowseAloud Plus

A full range of support services are provided for BrowseAloud Plus:

Web: www.browsealoud.com/uk/support
Email: support@browsealoud.com
Tel: 0800 328 7910

Navigation shortcuts

Visually impaired users who use the keyboard to navigate will will notice that the tab order has been optimised for increased usability.


All content images used in this site include descriptive alt attributes. Purely decorative graphics include empty alt attributes.

Font size

How to change the font size in your browser:

  • In Internet Explorer: select the ‘Page’ button, select ‘Text size’, then select the size you want.
  • In Google Chrome: select the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar, select ‘Settings’. Select ‘Show advanced settings’. In the ‘Web Content’ section, use the ‘Font size’ drop-down menu to make adjustments.
  • In Mozilla Firefox: go to ‘Tools’, then ‘Options’, then ‘Content’ and finally ‘Fonts and Colors’. You can change to the size you need here.


All tables have properly scoped header cells, to allow screen readers to render them intelligently. Where required, tables also have a caption and a summary.


All forms follow a logical tab sequence.

Standards compliance

  • The pages on our website conform at a minimum to level A compliance as specified by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and endorsed by the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB). The majority of pages on our website meet level AA and AAA requirements.
  • All pages validate as XHTML 1 Transitional and use structured semantic markup. The CSS also validates.
  • We strive to obey the spirit of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) of 1995 (www.gov.uk/browse/disabilities) with respect to the provision of services online, as required by the Disability Rights Commission (DRC) (www.equalityhumanrights.com).

Questions or feedback

If you have any questions or feedback regarding the accessibility of this site, or if you experience any difficulty using it, please email: marketing@hughbaird.ac.uk.