Accessibility Statement

 

Website accessibility statement inline with Public Sector Body (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

This accessibility statement applies to http://www.curiousedinburgh.org/.

This website is run by the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • using your browser settings, change colours, contrast levels and fonts;
  • zoom in up to 500% without the text spilling off the screen;
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard;
  • use the website without encountering any time limits.

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

Customizing the Website

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability. This is an external site with suggestions to make your computer more accessible:

AbilityNet – My Computer My Way

With a few simple steps you can customise the appearance of our website using your browser settings to make it easier to read and navigate:

Additional information on how to customise our website appearance

If you are a member of University staff or a student, you can use the free SensusAccess accessible document conversion service:

Information on SensusAccess

How Accessible this Website Is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • audio description is not included for all video;
  • screenreader use is inconsistent on some pages, whereby headings and heading levels are sometimes skipped;
  • some content can not be presented without loss of information when magnified to the maximum browser level;
  • reflow is not always suitable at high magnifications, as images do not render properly (400% and above);
  • there are instances of non-text content not containing alternative text;
  • assistive technologies do not always summarise the meaning of page contents on every page;
  • not all colour contrasts meet the recommended Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 AA standard;
  • links to new pages are not always clear for users.

Feedback and Contact Information

If you need information on this website in a different format, including accessible PDF, large print, audio recording or braille:

  • email: edina@ed.ac.uk.
  • telephone
  • British Sign Language (BSL) users can contact us via contactSCOTLAND-BSL, the on-line BSL interpreting service.

We will consider your request and get back to you in 5 working days.

Reporting Accessibility Problems with this Website

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page, or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact:

  • Email: edina@ed.ac.uk.
  • telephone
  • British Sign Language (BSL) users can contact us via contactSCOTLAND-BSL, the on-line BSL interpreting service.

We will consider your request and get back to you in 5 working days.

Enforcement Procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint please contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) directly:

Contact details for the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS)

The government has produced information on how to report accessibility issues:

Reporting an accessibility problem on a public sector website

Contacting Us by Phone Using British Sign Language

British Sign Language service

contactSCOTLAND-BSL runs a service for British Sign Language users and all of Scotland’s public bodies using video relay. This enables sign language users to contact public bodies and vice versa. The service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

contactSCOTLAND-BSL service details

Technical Information about this Website’s Accessibility

The University of Edinburgh is committed to making its websites and applications accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

The full guidelines are available at:

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 AA standard

Non-Accessible Content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Noncompliance with the accessibility regulations

The following items to not comply with the WCAG 2.1 AA success criteria:

Unless specified otherwise, a complete solution, or significant improvement, will be in place for those items within our control by January 2022[MC1] .

Disproportionate burden

We are not currently claiming that any accessibility problems would be a disproportionate burden to fix.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

This site does comprise of a map for further exploration. The map is not fully accessible. However, maps are currently not within the scope of the accessibility regulations as long as information needed for navigation is provided in an alternative format. There is a lot of information in different formats as well as maps included in AccessAble, in addition to the specific University of Edinburgh application available for iOS and Android:

Items outwith the scope of the accessibility regulations

What We’re Doing to Improve Accessibility

We will continue to address the accessibility issues highlighted to deliver a solution or suitable workaround. Unless specified otherwise, a complete solution or significant improvement will be in place for those items within our control by January 2022.[MC2] 

While we are in the process of resolving these accessibility issues, or where we are unable, we will ensure reasonable adjustments are in place to make sure no user is disadvantaged. As changes are made, we will continue to review accessibility and retest the accessibility of this website.

Preparation of this Accessibility Statement

This statement was prepared on 29th June 2021. It was last reviewed on 29th June 2021.

This website was last tested on 25th June, 2021 and carried out by the Science, Technology and Innovation Studies team within the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh using the automated Little Forest tool. The website is scheduled for manual testing during summer 2021.

We did not use sample pages for testing: all pages were run through Little Forest. Little Forest claims to test the following WCAG criteria either partially or wholly:

WCAG 2.1 A 1.1.1 Non-text Content
WCAG 2.1 A 1.2.1 Audio-only and Video-only (Prerecorded)
WCAG 2.1 A 1.2.2 Captions (Prerecorded)
WCAG 2.1 A 1.2.3 Audio Description or Media Alternative (Prerecorded)
WCAG 2.1 A 1.3.1 Info and Relationships
WCAG 2.1 A 1.3.2 Meaningful Sequence
WCAG 2.1 A 1.3.3 Sensory Characteristics
WCAG 2.1 A 1.4.1 Use of Color
WCAG 2.1 A 1.4.2 Audio Control
WCAG 2.1 A 2.1.1 Keyboard
WCAG 2.1 A 2.1.2 No Keyboard Trap
WCAG 2.1 A 2.2.1 Timing Adjustable
WCAG 2.1 A 2.2.2 Pause, Stop, Hide
WCAG 2.1 A 2.3.1 Three Flashes or Below Threshold
WCAG 2.1 A 2.4.1 Bypass Blocks
WCAG 2.1 A 2.4.2 Page Titled
WCAG 2.1 A 2.4.3 Focus Order
WCAG 2.1 A 2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context)
WCAG 2.1 A 3.1.1 Language of Page
WCAG 2.1 A 3.2.1 On Focus
WCAG 2.1 A 3.2.2 On Input
WCAG 2.1 A 3.3.1 Error Identification
WCAG 2.1 A 3.3.2 Labels or Instructions
WCAG 2.1 A 4.4.1 Parsing
WCAG 2.1 A 4.4.2 Name, Role, Value
WCAG 2.1 AA 1.2.4 Captions (Live)
WCAG 2.1 AA 1.2.5 Audio Description (Prerecorded)
WCAG 2.1 AA 1.3.4 Orientation
WCAG 2.1 AA 1.3.5 Identify Input Purpose
WCAG 2.1 AA 1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum)
WCAG 2.1 AA 1.4.4 Resize Text
WCAG 2.1 AA 1.4.5 Images of Text
WCAG 2.1 AA 2.4.5 Multiple Ways
WCAG 2.1 AA 2.4.6 Headings and Labels
WCAG 2.1 AA 2.4.7 Focus Visible
WCAG 2.1 AA 3.1.2 Language of Parts
WCAG 2.1 AA 3.2.3 Consistent Navigation
WCAG 2.1 AA 3.2.4 Consistent Identification
WCAG 2.1 AA 3.3.3 Error Suggestion
WCAG 2.1 AA 3.3.4 Error Prevention (Legal, Financial, Data)
WCAG 2.1 AAA 1.2.6 Sign Language (Prerecorded)
WCAG 2.1 AAA 1.2.7 Extended Audio Description (Prerecorded)
WCAG 2.1 AAA 1.2.8 Media Alternative (Prerecorded)
WCAG 2.1 AAA 1.2.9 Audio-only (Live)
WCAG 2.1 AAA 1.4.6 Contrast (Enhanced)
WCAG 2.1 AAA 1.4.7 Low or No Background Audio
WCAG 2.1 AAA 1.4.8 Visual Presentation
WCAG 2.1 AAA 1.4.9 Images of Text (No Exception)
WCAG 2.1 AAA 2.1.3 Keyboard (No Exception)
WCAG 2.1 AAA 2.2.3 No Timing
WCAG 2.1 AAA 2.2.4 Interruptions
WCAG 2.1 AAA 2.2.5 Re-authenticating
WCAG 2.1 AAA 2.3.2 Three Flashes
WCAG 2.1 AAA 2.4.8 Location
WCAG 2.1 AAA 2.4.9 Link Purpose (Link Only)
WCAG 2.1 AAA 2.4.10 Section Headings
WCAG 2.1 AAA 3.1.3 Unusual Words
WCAG 2.1 AAA 3.1.4 Abbreviations
WCAG 2.1 AAA 3.1.5 Reading
WCAG 2.1 AAA 3.1.6 Pronunciation
WCAG 2.1 AAA 3.2.5 Change on Request
WCAG 2.1 AAA 3.3.5 Help
WCAG 2.1 AAA 3.3.6 Error Prevention (All)

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