Accessbility Statement for the Centre on Constitutional Change website

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

This accessibility statement applies to

This website is run by the Centre on Constitutional Change on behalf of University of Edinburgh and University of Aberdeen.

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 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
  • experience no time limit upon use

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 steps you can customise the appearance of our website using your browser settings to make it easier to read and navigate: Additional information on how to customise our website appearance

How accessible this website is

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

  • It may be difficult to use this site with a screen reader
  • Most PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • There’s a limit to how far you can magnify the map on our ‘contact us’ page

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, please contact:

We will consider your request and get back to you in 5 working days. 

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

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We are 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 contact:

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).

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 Centre on Constitutional Change 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-compliance listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

The following items do not comply with the WCAG2.1 AA success criteria:

  • Not all non-text content has a text alternative (see ‘What we’re doing to improve accessibility’)
    1.1.1 Non-text Content
  • The order of heading tags is not ordered correctly on all pages. Heading levels are occasionally skipped (see ‘What we’re doing to improve accessibility’ below)
    1.3.1: Info and Relationships
  • Some icons are not visible when navigating using keyboard
    Criteria 2.4.7  Focus Visible

Disproportionate burden

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 

At the time of writing, we are not aware of any content that is not out with the scope of the accessibility regulations.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We will continue to address the accessibility issues highlighted. Where issues are within our direct control, we will work to provide a significant improvement by January 2021 and aim to resolve all issues by June 2021.

1.1.1 Non-text Content

Not all non-text content has a text alternative, or the alternative text does not include a brief description of the decorative image. Images will be audited to ensure alternative text is descriptive.

1.3.1: Info and Relationships

The order of heading tags is not ordered correctly on all pages. Headings will be updated to ensure heading levels are not skipped.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 10 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 21 September 2020.

This website was last tested in September 2020. The Centre on Constitutional Change carried out this testing, primarily using Google Chrome. We carried out manual testing alongside automated testing using WAVE WebAim.

We tested:

  • Scaling using different resolutions
  • Options to customise the interface (magnification, font, background colour etc)
  • Keyboard navigation
  • General formatting