BEAR Accessibility

Accessibility Statement

This statement applies to the following websites on the domain:

This statement does not apply to content on other subdomains that aren't listed above (for example, and

These websites are developed and/or managed by the Research Software Group at the University of Birmingham. They're designed to be used by as many people as possible. The text should be clear and simple to understand. You should be able to:

How accessible these websites are

We believe that all of the websites are accessible. If you identify any accessibility issues then please contact us.

How to request content in an accessible format

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille, please email

We’ll consider your request and get back to you within 10 working days.

Reporting accessibility problems with any of these websites

If you find any problems that are not listed on this page or you think we’re not meeting the accessibility requirements, contact us.

Enforcement procedure

If you are unhappy with the response you have received from the University about your accessibility-related issue, you can make a complaint to the University by emailing

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 these websites’ accessibility

The University of Birmingham is committed to making its websites accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

These websites are fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

Non-accessible content

We are not aware of any non-accessible content on these websites.

Disproportionate burden

There are no accessibility problems on these websites that we wish to claim would be a disproportionate burden to fix.

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

We have not excluded any content from the scope of the accessibility regulations.

PDFs and other documents

Some documents may not be accessible in a number of ways including missing text alternatives and missing document structure.

Contact us to report any problems or request documents in an alternative format.

How we test these websites

These websites were tested for compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines V2.1 level A and level AA. These tests have been carried out internally.

For more information about how we perform testing, and how we recommend others should perform such testing, please see the Advice page.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We've tested all of our existing websites and updated them where necessary to improve their accessibility. We will continue to test all future websites, where required to do so, to ensure that they comply with current and future accessibility requirements.

If you know of any way that we can improve the accessibility of our websites, please contact us.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was first prepared on 8 September 2020. It was last updated on 20 September 2023.