This accessibility statement applies to https://quadram.ac.uk

This website is run by Quadram Institute Bioscience. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts using appropriate tools and browser extensions
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

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:

  • You cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader
  • Elements are currently not highlighted on focus when using keyboard navigation
  • Colour used for links in main text content areas has a low contrast ratio with the default site background colour, resulting in possible reading issues for some users with partial vision.
  • Some areas of text have a low contrast ratio between the text colour and the background colour, resulting in possible reading issues for some users with partial vision.
  • A large number of links to related information have duplicate/non-descriptive link text.
  • Some images are missing alternative text descriptions
  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software

 

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:

We’ll consider your request and get back to you within two working days.

If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, call or contact us   for directions.

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 get in touch.

To make sure we can deal with your enquiry quickly, it would helpful if you could provide the information advised on the web accessibility initiative website:

  • the full website address for the page you’re having problems accessing
  • details about what you were trying to do and why you found it difficult or impossible to do
  • details about your computer and software. For example; the operating system and version you’re using, the browser software and version you use to view the web. If you do not know, maybe a friend, relative, or colleague can help you. If not, you can skip this part.
  • if it’s related to the problem you’re experiencing. Include any settings you have customized or any assistive technology that you use

We aim to successfully resolve any issue reported to us regarding the accessibility and usability of our website.

Get in touch with us:

 

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).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Quadram Institute Bioscience 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

There’s no way to skip the repeated content in the page header (for example, a ‘skip to main content’ option). This fails WCAG 2.4.1(bypass blocks)

Navigational elements are currently not highlighted on focus. This fails WCAG 2.4.7 (focus visible)

Colour used for links in main text content areas has a low contrast ratio with the default site background colour, resulting in possible reading issues for some users with partial vision. This fails WCAG 1.4.3 (minimum contrast)

Some areas of text have a low contrast ratio between the text colour and the background colour, resulting in possible reading issues for some users with partial vision. This fails WCAG 1.4.3 (minimum contrast)

A large number of links to related information have duplicate/non-descriptive link text. This fails WACG 2.4.4 (link purpose)

Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 1.1.1 (non-text content).

Disproportionate burden

No issues

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

PDFs and other documents

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will aim to meet accessibility standards.

Live video

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

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

Our accessibility roadmap shows how and when we plan to improve accessibility on this website.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 16 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 21 September 2020.

This website was last tested on 7 September 2020. The test was carried out by Angie and Andy Walker Design Services.

You can read the full accessibility test report [PDF document].