Accessibility statement for University of Edinburgh Centre for Research in Digital Education
Website accessibility statement inline with Public Sector Body (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018
This accessibility statement applies to https://www.move2learn.net
The University of Edinburgh Centre for Research in Digital Education is run by Moray House School of Education and Sport on behalf of the University of Edinburgh. It is based on a WordPress Content Management System.
- 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, contrast levels and fonts
- magnify the content to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
- Experience no time limits to content
- navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
- listen to most of the website using a screen reader such as 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:
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.
How accessible this website is
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
- PDF’s may not be fully accessible
- Not all audio/visual items have captions
- Not all colour contrasts meet the recommended WCAG 2.1 AA standards
- Not all non text content has alt text provided
- Not all links are clearly labelled with their destination
Feedback and Contact Information
If you need information on this service in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:
- Email: DEresearch@ed.ac.uk
- telephone (to be updated post Covid-19)
- 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
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this service. If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting the requirements of the accessibility regulations, contact:
- Email: DEresearch@ed.ac.uk, subject line ‘Website Accessibility’
- Phone: telephone (to be updated post Covid-19)
- British Sign Language (BSL) users can contact us via contactSCOTLAND-BSL, the on-line BSL interpreting service
We will process your request and get back to you within 5 working days.
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.
The government has produced information on how to report accessibility issues:
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.
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:
Non accessible content
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Noncompliance with the accessibility regulations
The following items do not comply with the WCAG 2.1 AA success criteria:
- 2.4.5 – Multiple Ways
- 1.3.2 – Meaningful Sequence
- 1.4.1 Use of Color
- 1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum)
- 2.5.3 Label in Name
Unless specified otherwise, a complete solution, or significant improvement, will be in place for those items within our control by January 2021.
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
At this time we do not believe that any content is outside the scope of the accessibility regulations.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
We will continue to work with our developers to address these issues and deliver a solution or suitable workaround by January 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. 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.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 20/08/2020. It was last reviewed on 03/09/2021
This website was last tested during August 2020. The test was carried out within the Centre for Research in Digital Education using a Chrome browser in combination with the WAVE WebAIM web accessibility evaluation tool. We expect further manual testing of this site by the University of Edinburgh Disability Service during 2021. The pages of our website tested include representative examples of all website page types – home, about, people, research, what we’re finding, get involved.
This site is on a waiting list to be manually tested by the University of Edinburgh Disability Service. Progress made between September and December 2020 against known issues is documented below:
- 1.1.1 Non-text content All non-text content published from Sept will include text alternatives within our website. Our time-based content held on our Media Hopper digital education channel includes a text description of the event.
- 2.4.5 Multiple ways We are working with our website provider (Digital Innovation Team, University of Edinburgh) to update the site with a sitemap and anticipate this issue being resolved by December 2021.
- 1.3.2 Meaningful sequence We are working with our website provider to consider how our website content can be programmatically determined and anticipate this issue being resolved by December 2021.
- 1.4.5 Images of text We will replace existing images of text where we link to content published prior to 23 Sept 2020.
- 1.2.2 Captions (prerecorded) and 1.2.3 Audio description or media alternative (Prerecorded) Our site includes 1 video which includes captions.
- 1.4.1 Use of colour We are working with our website provider to existing hyperlinks are not solely indicated by the use of colour. We anticipate this work being complete by June 2021.
- 1.4.3 Contrast (minimum) We are working with our website provider to improve the colour contrast of hyperlink colours and anticipate this work being complete by June 2021.
- 2.4.4 Link purpose (in context) We have revised our publishing process to include appropriate checks for future publishing.
- 2.5.3 Label in name We are working with our website provider to further test and improve labelling within our website. We anticipate this work being complete by June 2021.