BEAR Accessibility

Accessibility Statement

This statement applies to the BEAR DataShare website.

This statement does not apply to content on other subdomains (for example, and

The website is managed by Advanced Research Computing at the University of Birmingham. It is 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 is the website

We believe that all of the website, apart from the items identified in the Non-accessible content section, is accessible. If you identify any other accessibility issues then please contact us.

How to request content in an accessible format

If you need information on the 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 the website

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 the 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.

The website is fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

Non-accessible content

Parts of the DataShare website do not meet the accessibility guidelines. Both the website and apps have sections that fail to be usable be a screen reader. We are working with the vendor to get these fixed.

Disproportionate burden

It is a disproportionate burden for us to fix the accessibility issues with the DataShare website. We are, as stated, working with the vendor to have them fix these issues.

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

This statement applies to the DataShare functionality. We have excluded content shared through DataShare from the scope of the accessibility regulations.

PDFs and other documents

No content on the website is provided as PDFs or other document formats.

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

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was first prepared on 16 September 2020. It was last updated on 22 September 2020.