Accessibility statement for the Queens' College website

This accessibility statement applies to the Queens’ College website,

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • Navigate using the menu which appears in the same format on every page;
  • Listen to most of the website using a screen reader;
  • Zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen; and
  • Use captions on most of our videos.

How accessible this website is

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

  • A number of PDF documents, especially archive documents, are not fully accessible to screen reader software; and
  • Some alt text duplicates link text in the same link.

What to do if you cannot access parts of this site

If you need information on this site in a different format please contact the Communications Officer, Alice Webster.

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 use our website feedback form to let us know or email the Communications Officer.

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).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Queens’ College is committed to making its website accessible, 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.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

PDFs documents published since 23rd September 2018

We are aware that a number of PDFs published since 23rd September 2018 are not fully accessible. We are working on replacing these with accessible versions; in the meantime, please contact the Communications Officer if you require the information in an alternative format.

Alt text duplicating link text

There are some alt texts that duplicate the link text, causing screen readers to stutter as they read the same text twice. This is built into the template of the website and we are working to resolve it. 

Disproportionate burden

At present there are no non-compliances that we consider to be a disproportionate burden to resolve.

Content that is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

PDFs and other documents published before 23rd September 2018

The accessibility regulationsdo not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23rd September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.

Live video

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video isexempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 10th November 2020. It was last reviewed on 10th November 2020.

This website was last tested on 2nd August 2019. The test was carried out by Contra digital agency. They were able to test the majority of pages on the site, up to 12 levels below the main menu. We perform periodic accessibility scans of the site and will update this statement when changes occur.