Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Statement for the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences (PPLS) staff intranet

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

This accessibility statement applies to https://www.ppls.ed.ac.uk/staff

This website is run by the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences at 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 up to 200% without needing to scroll to read text
  • use the website without experiencing timeouts

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:

External web link 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:

External web link 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:

External web link Information on SensusAccess

How accessible this website is

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

  • screenreaders may not be able to fully navigate the site
  • assistive technology functionality may not to work in all parts of the site
  • accessing all content may not be possible by using the keyboard alone
  • not all colour contrasts meet the recommended Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 AA standard
  • not all of our documents, including Adobe PDF and Microsoft Word, hold suitable alternative text for non-text content
  • input errors and incorrect labeling across some parts of the site may not be immediately identifiable for users

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:

External web link Contact details for the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS)

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

External web link 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.

External web link contactSCOTLAND-BSL service details

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences and 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:

PDF noncompliance

Not all our PDFs meet accessibility standards. They may not comply with the WCAG 2.1 AA success criteria in the following ways:

  • Not all non-text content presented to users has alternative text
  • The sequence in which some of our content is presented affects its meaning, and a correct reading sequence cannot always be determined
  • Information is conveyed as an image of text rather than as text itself, making it not compatible with screen readers and other assistive technology
  • There are not several ways to reach particular parts of the site due to incorrect labelling

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

Disproportionate burden

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

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We plan to constantly review and, where possible, improve accessibility on this website. We will continue to address the accessibility issues highlighted, working 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 January 2021.

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 22nd September 2020. It was last reviewed on 25th November 2020.

This website was last tested on 21st September 2020. The test was carried out by the Web Content team within the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences using the automated Little Forest tool. The website is scheduled for manual testing by December 2021.

As an automated web audit tool, Little Forrest claims to test pages against the following WCAG criteria, either partially or wholly:

Version

Standard

Criteria

Description

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

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