This website is designed, developed and maintained by King's Digital Lab. This page is the accessibility statement of this website.
The King's Digital Lab team regularly tests its online services and system to ensure they meet accessibility requirements. We want our whole website to comply with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 AA as a minimum. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, this means you should be able to:
- change colours, contrast levels and fonts;
- zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen;
- navigate most of the website using just a keyboard;
- navigate most of the website using speech recognition software;
- skip to the main content when using a screen reader;
- browse the main content without any readability issues (contrast complies with the AA standards);
- listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver).
We've also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
How accessible this website is
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
- Certain tags used to highlight words or phrases may not be semantically detected by screen readers;
- Form on Contact-us page can be difficult to navigate using just a keyboard;
- Video components on some Blog content pages (for example: on page city-witness and open-up-3D-for-smaller-heritage-organisations) and some Events content pages (for example: on page infrastructure-symposium) can be difficult to navigate using just a keyboard.
Feedback and contact information
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
We will consider your request and get back to you in 15 working days.
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We are always looking to improve the accessibility of our websites. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, contact us using the email listed above. Please include as many details as you can, such as a link to every page where the issue is occurring and screenshots or other supporting media, whenever possible.
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
King's Digital Lab is committed to making its websites accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.Â
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guideline 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
- Incorrect semantic markup
Bold <b> and italic <i> tags used instead of strong <strong> and emphasis <em> tags so screen readers will not be able to detect. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (Info and Relationships). These are added when using a third party application CMS editor, Wagtail, which we have no control of and cannot change. We have brought this issue up with the Wagtail team and they are looking at solutions to this issue.
- Input fields are lacking aria-labels
Form on Contact-us is lack of accessible descriptions. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (Info and Relationships). It cannot be changed currently because it is embedded by a third party application CMS editor, Wagtail, which we have no control of and cannot change. We are looking at alternative solutions to fix this issue.
- Videos have improper usage of styling attributes
Video components on some Blog content pages (e.g. city-witness and open-up-3D-for-smaller-heritage-organisations) and some Events content pages (e.g. infrastructure-symposium) do not have captions and are not using the correct HTML tag styling attributes. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (Info and Relationships) and 4.1.2 (Name, Role, Value). It cannot be changed currently because it is embedded by a third party application CMS editor, Wagtail, which we have no control of and cannot change. We are looking at alternative solutions to fix this issue.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This website was tested on the 01 April 2020. The test was carried out by King's Digital Lab. We tested:
- the 'homepage' at https://www.kdl.kcl.ac.uk/
- the 'our-work' page at https://www.kdl.kcl.ac.uk/our-work/ and its child pages
- the 'what-we-do' page at https://www.kdl.kcl.ac.uk/what-we-do/ and its child pages
- the 'who-we-are' page at https://www.kdl.kcl.ac.uk/who-we-are/ and its child pages
- the 'events' page at https://www.kdl.kcl.ac.uk/events/ and its child pages
- the 'blog' page at https://www.kdl.kcl.ac.uk/blog/ and its child pages
- the 'contact-us' page at https://www.kdl.kcl.ac.uk/contact-us/
This statement was prepared on 01 April 2020. It was last updated on 17 September 2020.
This page is based on the sample template provided by gov.uk.