BEAR Accessibility

Accessibility Statement

This statement applies to

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

The website is managed by the Research Software Group 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 is accessible. If you identify any 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

We are not aware of any non-accessible content on the website.

Disproportionate burden

There are no accessibility problems on the website 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 the website

The website was 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 7 December 2022. It was last updated on 7 December 2022.