How accessible this website is
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
- Lack of semantic tagging/landmarking, using the tests and exercises may be challenging for some accessibility tools such as screen-readers.
- Constrast issues may make some of the elements of the site difficult to read.
- PDF/E-Pub output generated by features provided by the site may have limited accessibility.
Feedback and contact information
If you need information on this website in a different format, including accessible PDF, large print, audio recording or braille: Contact the Information Services Helpline
We’ll process your request and get back to you within 5 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, contact: teibyexample.ed.ac.uk.
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
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
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
Noncompliance with the accessibility regulations
The following items do not comply with WCAG 2.1 AA success criteria.
- There may not be sufficient colour contrast between font and background colours on some site elements, especially where the text size is small.
- Content is insufficiently delineated with landmarks or regions. Which may make elements of the site
difficult to navigate with accessibility tools.
- PDF/E-Pub files generated by the site may not be fully accessible as per WCAG 2.1 AA requirements
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
Unless specified otherwise, a complete solution, or significant improvement, is not within our control. The site is administered by the tei-by-example committee and development is provided by volunteers. Accessibility requirements will be raised with the committee as soon as is feasible.
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
Elements of the site, such as the online tests are provided by third-party software (HotPotatoes).
PDF/E-Pub content are generated on-demand by this site - they are not strucutured to be accessible by a screen-reader. They are intended to be demonstrative rather than informative.
If you would like to access a Word Document version of this document, please send us an email at email@example.com to request this.
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.
Assistive technology, creating accessible documents, and services IS provides for disabled users
What we're doing to improve accessibility
Unless specified otherwise, a complete solution, or significant improvement, will not be available until the outstanding issues are discussed by the tei-by-example committee.
We will continue to monitor the systems accessibility and will carry out further accessibility testing if significant changes are made to the user interface or if a service user raises an issue. Where we are working to resolve an issue or where we are unable to resolve an 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 30/06/2021. It was last reviewed on 30/06/2021
This website was last tested by the by the Digital Innovation Team (DIT), University of Edinburgh. May 2021, using the Microsoft Edge (84.0.522.52), Mozilla Firefox (78.5.0esr) and Google Chrome (86.0.4240.198) browsers. Although Internet Explorer remains one of the most commonly used browsers by disabled people, specifically due to its accessibility features and compatibility with assistive technology. For details on browser use, please refer to a UK government survey:
UK Government assistive technology browser survey.
However, Edge, Firefox and especially Chrome are considered the most popular browsers when using a screenreader, as confirmed by current world-wide usage levels for different screen readers and browsers:
Most recent WebAim annual survey.
The aforementioned three browsers have been used in certain questions for reasons of breadth and variety.
We used automated testing systems using the Web Aim Accessibility Checker (Wave) and PA11Y web accessibility automated testing tool
This was supplemented with the following manual tests
- NVDA screen reader testing
- Scaling using different resolutions and reflow
- Options to customise the interface (magnification, font, background colour et. cetera)
- Keyboard navigation and keyboard traps
- Data validation
- Warning of links opening in a new tab or window
- Information conveyed in colour or sound only
- Flashing, moving or scrolling text
- Use with screen reading software (for example, NVDA)
- Assistive software (TextHelp Read and Write, ZoomText, Dragon NaturallySpeaking)
- Tooltips and text alternatives for any non-text content
- Time limits