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Website Accessibility

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

Website Standards Compliance

Our website is built using Extensible Hypertext Markup Language (XHTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), according to World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards.

It is designed to comply with our own accessibility standards, in line with recognised best practice.

For example, our website follows the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and the British standard BS 8878 framework for web accessibility.

ABout this Website

This website is run by the School of Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh. 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
  • zoom in up to 200% 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
  • 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.

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.

With a few simple steps you can customise the appearance of our website to make it easier to read and navigate.

How Accessible this Website is

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

  • some parts may not be fully compatible with screen readers
  • you may not be able to access all content by using the keyboard alone
  • not all media will have a transcript or be subtitled
  • some older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software

What to do if you Cannot Access Parts of this Website

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, audio recording or braille, please contact the School of Chemsitry: chemistry.support@ed.ac.uk

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 let us know: