The planned maintenance work over the weekend has been postponed. The My Account section will now remain available on 3rd and 4th October 2015 as normal.

Accessibility statement

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (the IFoA) has made a conscious effort to make our website available to all users.

Build quality and general structure

This site uses semantic structure to define content. Tables are only used for tabular data, not presentation. Headings use heading tags which JAWS users may use shortcuts such as ALT + INSERT + 2 to find the next level 2 heading.

Acronyms and abbreviations have been explained.


Text throughout this website can be enlarged or reduced to suit your preference. For example:

  • Internet Explorer users – select View > Text Size > your preferred size.
  • Firefox users – select View > Text Size > Increase or Decrease.
  • Safari users – select View > Make Text Bigger or Make Text Smaller.

Style sheets

This site uses cascading style sheets for presentation. If your browser or internet device does not support style sheets, the use of semantic mark-up ensures that the content of each page is still readable and clearly structured. You may also use your own styles to view this site, for example:

  • Internet Explorer – select Tools > Internet Options… > Accessibility….
  • Firefox users – select Tools > Options… > Content > Fonts & Colours.

Our print style sheet ensures all meaningful content will print clearly from each page and functional controls, such as menus have been removed.

Browser optimisation

The Internet Explorer suite of web browsers are generally considered inferior in terms of the browsing experience they offer users, when compared to other alternatives. Although this site has been built to accommodate users that employ versions of Internet Explorer (version 6 and above), we would encourage you to upgrade your browser if feasible to a recognised alternative, so that you can enjoy the best browsing experience possible. Popular examples of alternative web browsers include: