Website accessibility statement inline with Public Sector Body (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018
This accessibility statement applies to https://creativeinformatics.org
This website is run by Creative Informatics, part of the University of Edinburgh. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. That means you should be able to:
- change colours, contrast levels and fonts
- zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
- navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
- navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
- listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)
We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
How accessible is this website?
We know some parts of this website are not currently fully accessible:
- May not be fully compatible with screen readers.
- May not be fully compatible with other forms of assistive technology e.g. Read and Write, Zoomtext.
- May not be able to access all content by using the keyboard alone, and it is unclear where you have tabbed to.
- There is some movement on the site.
- A user is not always notified when a link opens a new window.
- Some of our PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software.
- Some of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard.
Feedback and contact information
If you need information on this website in a different format, please contact the Creative Informatics team via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ll process your request and get back to you within 14 working days.
If you are a member of the University staff or a Student you can use the free Sensus Access accessible document conversion service:
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We’re 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, contact us via email: email@example.com.
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, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).
Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person
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.
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Creative Informatics is committed to making its website 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 version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.
Non accessible content
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non compliance with the accessibility regulations
There exists a failure for WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.5.3 – Label in name.
There exists a failure for WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 – Non text content.
There exists a failure for WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.1 – Parsing.
There exists a failure for WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 – Name role value.
There exists a failure for WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 – Info and relationships.
There exists a failure for WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.6 – Contrast enhanced.
There exists a failure for WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.2.2 Pause, Stop, Hide.
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
PDFs and other documents
Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, and forms published as Word documents. By December 2020, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.
The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
We are addressing issues like duplicate element IDs, logical element order, contrast, font-size and form labels by October 2020.
Information Services and accessibility
Information Services (IS) has further information on accessibility including assistive technology, creating accessible documents, and services IS provides for disabled users.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 23 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 23 September 2020.
This website was last tested on 23 September 2020, using automated tools and manual checking.
A sample of different page templates and content types across the site were tested:
- our main website/platform, available at https://creativeinformatics.org
- other parts of the website, available at:
Tests are carried out using a set of automated auditing tools and the WebAIM WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool. The testing is followed by manual prioritisation of any issues with key user journeys.
- Data validation
- Scaling using different resolutions
- Options to customise the interface (magnification, font and background colour changing etc)
- Keyboard navigation
- Warning of links opening in a new tab or window
- Information conveyed in colour or sound only
- Flashing or scrolling text