Valid Semantic Web Markup
The markup on this site validates to the XHTML1.1 STRICT web standard as defined by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Content has been separated from the presentation of this site through the use of semantic markup and cascading stylesheets.
Semantic markup also enables us to use microformats. These allow data items such as events, contact details or locations to be meaningfully detected and the information in them to be extracted by software; indexed, searched for, saved or cross-referenced, so that it can be reused or combined. This serves to encourage the sharing, distribution, syndication, and aggregation of information from Cambridge Assessment.
This site is AA compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG1.0) as defined by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). It also conforms to Priority 1 and Priority 2 checkpoints from the draft Version2 specification of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG2.0 DRAFT).
This site is Browsealoud-enabled. Browsealoud reads web pages aloud for people who find reading online difficult.
The content on this site has also been designed to display in viewable formats across multiple platforms.
For example, if you are accessing the website from a mobile device, pages automatically remove unneccessary content and are presented in a basic format to assist browsing and increase page-load speed.
If you wish to print a page, it is adjusted to suit offline review by removing unnecessary layout and web-specific features such as the navigation panel, while simultaneously including the full URL of related links as text.
To increase the size of text on this site:
- Internet Explorer: View > Text size
- Firefox: View > Text size
- Opera: File > Preferences > Fonts > Minimum font size (pixels)
Alternatively, scroll with the wheel of your mouse whilst holding down the control key.
You may also import your own stylesheet into this website.
- Internet Explorer: Tools > Internet Options > Accessibility.
Next click on any or all 3 checkboxes to ignore colours, font styles or font sizes. In the same window you can change your style sheet by clicking the checkbox that says, 'format document using my style sheet' then simply browse to your style sheet and click OK.
- Mozilla Firefox: Edit > Preferences > Appearance.
You will be given the choice to specify your own colours and fonts.
User-centered design (UCD) is an approach to design that revolves around the people who will use it.
The approach for developing the Cambridge Assessment Website followed the international standard for Human Centred Design ( ISO 13407: Human-centred design process ). This standard defines a general process for including human-centered activities throughout a development life-cycle.
The design and structure and development of this site has been informed by multiple rounds of testing with real end-users.
We are always looking for new user testing subjects to help improve systems across Cambridge Assessment. If you would like to volunteer yourself as a test subject in future user trials please email email@example.com