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Accessibility Statement for the Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health Website

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

This accessibility statement applies to https://www.ctlgh.org/  

This website is run by the University of Edinburgh. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this application. For example, that means you should be able to: 

  • Using your browser settings, change colours, contrast levels and fonts 
  • Magnify the site up to 300% using Windows Magnifier 
  • Is compatible with assistive software e.g. ZoomText 
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of Job Access with Speech (JAWS), NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA) and VoiceOver) 
  • experience no time limits when using the site 

We have also made the website text as simple as possible to understand. However, some of our content is technical, and we use technical terms where there is no easier wording that we could use without changing what the text means. 

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: 

  • It is not possible to bypass blocks of content that are repeated on multiple pages just as the left hand side menu 
  • There is moving text and images which can’t be turned off 
  • Can only magnify up to 150% before there is loss of content using just Ctrl + 
  • Not all non-text content has alt text 
  • It is not possible to access all the content on the site using just a keyboard. 
  • Our PDF’s may not fully meet accessibility standards 

Feedback and contact information 

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

  • email comms@ctlgh.org  
  • telephone: due to home working as a result of COVID 19 we are not able to offer a phone number at this time but will update this as soon as we can 
  • British Sign Language (BSL) users can contact us via contactSCOTLAND-BSL, the on-line BSL interpreting service. 

Well 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 were not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact: 

  • email comms@ctlgh.org  
  • telephone: due to home working as a result of COVID 19 we are not able to offer a phone number at this time but will update this as soon as we can 
  • British Sign Language (BSL) users can contact us via contactSCOTLAND-BSL, the on-line BSL interpreting service. 

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 youre 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 

contactSCOTLAND-BSL runs a service for British Sign Language users and all of Scotlands 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 websiteaccessibility 

The University of Edinburgh is committed to making its websiteaccessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. 

Compliance Status 

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: 

  • Not all non text content has text alternatives 
  • Not all our PDF’s are fully accessible  
  • Not all text can be resized without assistive technology up to 200 percent without loss of content or functionality. 
  • Not all content can be navigated to using a keyboard only and the site includes keyboard traps 
  • Animation from interactions cannot be turned off 
  • There is not a method to bypass blocks of content that are repeated on multiple Web pages. 

Unless specified otherwise, a significant improvement will be in place for those items within our control by March 2021. 

Disproportionate burden 

We are not currently claiming that any accessibility problems would be a disproportionate burden to fix. 

Content that is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations 

At this time we are not claiming that any content is not within the scope of the regulations.  

What we’re doing to improve accessibility 

We will continue to address the accessibility issues highlighted, and work alongside the external developers to deliver a solution or suitable workaround. Unless specified otherwise, a significant improvement will be in place for those items within our control by March 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 17th September 2020. It was last reviewed on 30 June 2021. 

This website was last tested on 16th September 2020. The test was carried out by using the automated LittleForest tool and WAVE WebAim tool.   The website is scheduled for manual testing by December 2021. 

We did not use sample pages for testing – all pages were run through LittleForest and a random selection where run through Wave WebAim. 

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