This statement applies to transcribeestoria.bham.ac.uk.
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:
- zoom in up to 300% without problems
- navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
- navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
- use most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)
How accessible is the website
We believe that, apart from the transcription tool, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
The transcription tool is provided for the purpose of crowd-sourcing the transcription of a collection of scanned manuscripts. This section is exempt from the accessibility regulations.
Apart from the transcription tool, we are not aware of any non-accessible content on the website.
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 18 September 2020. It was last updated on 22 September 2020.