Accessibility statement for Edinburgh Global

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

This website is run by Edinburgh Global 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:

  • change colours and contrast levels using your browser
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • there are no time limits to on the website
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader with the ability to skip to the main content

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.

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

Visit the AbilityNet website

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:

  • not all videos on this site do not have a transcript or subtitles
  • not all pdf files are compatible with screen readers

Feedback and Contact Information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille please contact.

Email: global@ed.ac.uk

Call: +44 (0) 131 650 4296 British Sign Language (BSL) users can contact us via contactSCOTLAND-BSL, the on-line BSL interpreting service.

We’ll process your request and get back to you within 5 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 Information on SensusAccess 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, please let us know.

Email: global@ed.ac.uk

Call: +44 (0) 131 650 4296

British Sign Language (BSL) users can contact us via contactSCOTLAND-BSL, the on-line BSL interpreting service.

We’ll process your request and get back to you within 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, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

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

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Edinburgh Global 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

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

We have no content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We will continue to work on our website to address these issues and deliver a solution or suitable workaround by August 2021.

We will continue to monitor the websites’s accessibility and will carry out further accessibility testing if significant changes are made to or if a service user raises an issue. We plan to conduct full manual accessibility testing of the site by August 2021. Until we are able to resolve an issue or if we are unable to resolve any issue, we will ensure reasonable adjustments are in place to make sure no user is disadvantaged.

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.

Assistive technology, creating accessible documents, and services IS provides for disabled users

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 10/05/21. It was last reviewed on 10/05/2021.

This website was last tested on 7th May 2021. The test was carried out by Edinburgh Global. We used WebAim’s WAVE accessibility evaluation tool as well as performing manual checks.

Manual checks performed included, checking zoom functionality, testing the site using Voiceover software, using a keyboard to navigate the site, changing the contrast level of the site through Chrome. Testing was conducted using Chrome and Firefox browsers.

We aim to conduct full manual testing of the site by August 2021.

A sample of high traffic and different formatted pages were selected for testing. Tested pages are listed below:

Homepage
Story landing page
Three features – Forty new scholarships for Distance Learners, eTandem Global vlog winners and Photography Competition winners announced
Events and Opportunities
Regional teams

Change log

Changes we’ve made to make our site more accessible

  • Ensuring alt text is added to images
  • Changing the previous blue, white and green colours we used for headings, buttons and blocks to make text clearer and easy to read
  • Removing the zoom function on blocks
  • Removing moving gifs and graphics