The Fitzwilliam Museum is committed to continuous reviews of its displays, website and services and to making improvements to facilitate access[
In support of this committment The Museum strives to meet policy and best practice guidelines for web accessibility provided by:
- Cambridge University[ 2],
- the cultural sector[ 3],
- UK government[ 4] , and
- international standards[ 5].
In practice this means the 'core' of the site is intended to meet WCAG 2.0 recommendations[
5]. There are resources, not in the 'core' of this site, for example the
Linnell Archive, which were created many years ago and, unfortunately, these online resources may not meet contemporary accessibility standards.
If you have any problems accessing materials, or using assistive technologies, on our website please contact the IT Office.
Website Accessibility Features
The following standard access keys are used throughout the site:
- S - Skip navigation (to contents)
- 1 - Home
- 2 - News (What's New)
- 3 - Site Map
- 4 - Search
- 8 - Terms and Conditions
- 0 - Access key Details
Text only version
Where possible a 'text only' version of each page can be machine generated (select 'Text Version' link in the page header). This feature, because it is provided through machine processing, has its limitations. We acknowledge that it will benefit from further evaluation and would welcome your feedback.
1. The Fitzwilliam Museum (2008), Access Policy, Available: http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/about/accesspolicy.pdf [accessed 5Jan2008]
2. University of Cambridge (2009), Univeristy of Cambridge Web Accessibility Policy, Available: http://www.cam.ac.uk/policies/accessibility/ [accessed 5Jan2009]
3. Minerva Project (2008), Technical Guidelines for Digital Cultural Content Creation Programmes V1.2, Available: http://www.minervaeurope.org/publications/MINERVA-Technical-Guidelines-Version-1.2.pdf [accessed 5Jan2009]
4. HM Government: Cabinet Office (2008), Web Guidance, Available: http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/government_it/web_guidelines.aspx [accessed 5Jan2009]
5. W3C (2008), Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, Available: http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/REC-WCAG20-20081211/ [accessed 5Jan2009]