Accessibility statement

This website (http://mcfsp-blogs.ed.ac.uk/) is run by the Mastercard Scholars Foundation Program at 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 and contrast levels using the browser
  • zoom in up to 300% 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
  • 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.

Additional information on how to customise our website appearance

If you are a member of the University staff or a student you can use the free Sensus Access accessible document conversion service.

SenusAccess Information

How accessible this website is

We know that some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • not all of the website can accessed using a keyboard
  • not all images have alt text
  • not all media will have a transcript or be subtitled
  • not all areas of the site have sufficient contrast between the text and background
  • not all areas of the site are labelled

Feedback and Contact Information

If you need information on this website in a different format

Email: mcfsp@ed.ac.uk

Call:

British Sign Language (BSL) users can contact us via contactSCOTLAND-BSL, the on-line BSL interpreting service.

We’ll process your request and get back to you within 5 working days.

If you are a member of the University staff or a Student you can use the free Sensus Access accessible document conversion service Information on SensusAccess Conversion Service

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.

Email: mcfsp@ed.ac.uk

Call:

British Sign Language (BSL) users can contact us via contactSCOTLAND-BSL, the on-line BSL interpreting service.

We’ll process your request and get back to you within 5 working days.

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, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

The government has produced information on how to report accessibility issues:

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No.2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Non-accessible content

The following items do not comply with the WCAG 2.1 AA criteria

  • It is not possible to uses a keyboard to access all the content – 1 Keyboard Accessible
  • Videos on this website do not have captions or transcripts – 2 Time-based media
  • Some images do not have a text alternative 1.1 Non-text content
  • Some areas of the site do not have sufficient contrast between text and the background – 4.3 -Contrast (Minimum)
  • You can only submit a search by using the keyboard there’s no enter option by mouse – 2.2 On Input
  • The text input boxes, your comment, Name, Email and Website, within the Leave a Comment section, do not have labels – 53 Label in name

Disproportionate burden

We are not currently claiming that any accessibility problems would be a disproportionate burden to fix.

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

We do not believe that any aspects of the site are currently out with the accessibility regulations.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We will continue to work on the site to address these issues and deliver a solution or suitable workaround by March 2021.

We are creating a guide for the Scholars to use so that their blogs are accessible. The guide will include, a choice of two/three accessible templates, colour palettes that meet accessibility regulations. We hope to do this by December 2020.

We will work on trying to make more of the website accessible using keyboard. We hope to do this by March 2021.

We will add alt text to all images on the site. We aim to do this by January 2021.

We will continue to monitor the websites’s accessibility and will carry out further accessibility testing if significant changes are made to or if a service user raises an issue. We plan to conduct full manual accessibility testing of the site by April 2021. Until we are able to resolve an issue or if we are unable to resolve any issue, we will ensure reasonable adjustments are in place to make sure no user is disadvantaged.

Information Services and accessibility

Information Services (IS) has further information on accessibility including assistive technology, creating accessible documents, and services IS provides for disabled users.

Assistive technology, creating accessible documents, and services IS provides for disabled users

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 12/02/20. It was last reviewed on 03/09/2021

This website was last tested on 12th February 2020. The test was carried out by Edinburgh Global. We used WebAim’s WAVE accessibility evaluation tool as well as performing manual checks.

Manual checks performed included, checking zoom functionality, testing the site using Voiceover software, using a keyboard to navigate the site, changing the contrast level of the site through Chrome.

A sample of pages were selected from the different sections of the site. Tested pages are listed below.