Accessibility statement for University of Edinburgh Online Exhibitions Platform

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

This accessibility statement applies to: https://exhibitions.ed.ac.uk

 

The University of Edinburgh Online Exhibitions platform is an interactive online exhibitions and storytelling platform.

This website is run by the Centre for Research Collections (CRC) Information Services Group 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:

We want as many people as possible to be able to use the “Online Exhibitions Platform” For example, this means you should be able to:

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

Customising the website

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

AbilityNet - My computer my way

With a few simple steps you can customise the appearance of our website to make it easier to read and navigate.

Additional information on how to customise our website appearance

If you are a member of the University staff or a student you can use the free Sensus Access accessible document conversion service.

SenusAccess Information

How accessible this website is

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

 

Feedback and contact information

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

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:

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

British Sign Language Scotland 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 from 8am to 12 midnight, 7 days a week. 

British Sign Language Scotland 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 February 2022.

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

The site has reproductions of items in heritage collections that cannot be made fully accessible because of the incompatibility of the accessibility requirement with either the preservation of the item concerned or the authenticity of the reproduction.

The 2018 regulations state that heritage collections are not within the scope of the accessibility regulations where the following apply

“: These Regulations do not apply to the following content of a website or mobile application of a public sector body

 (f)reproductions of items in heritage collections that cannot be made fully accessible because of either—

(i)the incompatibility of the accessibility requirement with either the preservation of the item concerned or the authenticity of the reproduction; or

(ii)the unavailability of automated and cost-efficient solutions that would easily extract the text of manuscripts or other items in heritage collections and transform it into content compatible with the accessibility requirement;”

The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018)

 

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We will continue to address the accessibility issues highlighted, working with the supplier 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 February 2022.

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 06th September 2021. It was last reviewed on 07th September  2021.

The system was tested by the supplier Cogapp   in July 2021 using automated (axe development tool) and manual testing. This has been supplemented by additional automated testing conducted by the University Library and Collections Team using WAVE WebAim  and Little Forrest. Full manual testing is scheduled by the University for this month (September 2021) and following this this statement will be updated.

 

We did not use sample pages for testing - all pages were run through LittleForest.

Little Forrest claims it tests 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 2.0

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

1.4.3

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)

WCAG 2.1

AA

1.3.4

Orientation

WCAG 2.1

AA

1.3.5

Identify Input Purpose