Accessibility

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

This website is run by theDigital Curation Centre which is part of 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
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)
  • ensure there is no time limited content

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.

AbilityNet -My computer my way

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

Additionalinformation on how to customiseour website appearance

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
  • some of the colour contrasts do not meet recommended guidance
  • you may not be able to access all content by using the keyboard aloneand/or it may be hard to tell where you have navigated too
  • some links open pop ups without warning

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 phone us on +44 (0)131 651 1239 or email us at info@dcc.ac.uk.

You can also get support via the Information Services helpdesk. We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 7 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 please let us know by phoning us on +44 (0)131 651 1239 or emailing us at info@dcc.ac.uk.

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 please contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) directly.

Contact details for the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS)

Contacting us by phone using British Sign Language

British Sign Language Scotland 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 from 8am to12 midnight, 7 days a week.

British Sign Language Scotland service details

What we're doing to improve accessibility

A new and improved design will be available for the DCC web site in May 2020.

We will continue to work with the web designer to address any usability issues and deliver a solution or suitable workaround.

We will continue to monitor system 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. However, due to the complexities of the online system it may not be possible to resolve all accessibility issues. If this is the case, we will ensure reasonable adjustments are in place to make sure no user is disadvantaged.