Website accessibility

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

This website (http://uncover-ed.org/) is run by the Edinburgh Global team 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 browser settings, change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • experience the website without a timeout
  • 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.

Customising 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:

  • not all non-text content has a text alternative
  • contrast between text and background is not always sufficient
  • when magnifying content some information is lost and text does not flow into a single column
  • it is difficult to see where you have navigated to using a keyboard only.
  • keyboard traps can occur on the social media links section
  • there is no ‘skip to content’ option

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 us.

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in five working days.

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.

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in five 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).

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

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.

The full guidelines are available at:

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 AA standard

Non accessible content

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

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

Unless specified otherwise a complete solution or significant improvement will be in place by February 2021 for the issues within our control.

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

There is no content that is not within the scope of the regulations.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We will continue to work on the site to address these issues and deliver a solution or suitable workaround by February 2021.

We will continue to monitor the website’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 April 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.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 17th September 2020. It was last reviewed on 21st September 2020

This website was last tested on 17th September 2020. The test was carried out by Edinburgh Global, using 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
  • keyboard-only navigation test
  • spellcheck functionality
  • options to customise the interface (magnification, font, background colour et. cetera)
  • information conveyed in colour or sound only
  • flashing or scrolling text
  • tooltips and text alternatives for any non-text content
  • time limits

Pages tested include, the homepage and a selection of post and category pages. A full list is detailed below: