Accessibility statement for the Innovation scholars programme
This statement applies to the Innovation Scholars Programme at King’s College London’s primary website.
We want as many people as possible to be able to use the website of the Innovation Scholars Programme to find, read and understand the content.
Using the Innovation scholars programme website
In order to ensure that all of our visitors can use our website, our pages aim to meet Level-AA standard of WCAG 2.1. This includes elements such as:
- Alt text for all images and providing non-visual alternatives where appropriate
- The website can be used with a screen reader
- Content is structured, ordered and labelled appropriately.
- A range of devices (e.g. mobile phone, tablet, laptop) can be used to access the website.
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
Technical information about the accessibility of the Innovation Scholars website
The KCL Innovation Scholars Programme is committed to making the xxxx website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. We work to achieve and maintain WCAG 2.1 AA standards, but it is not always possible for all our content to be accessible.
We know some parts of the website aren’t fully accessible, and the complexity and volume of content available presents difficulties in identifying all accessibility issues.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Users may experience issues depending on the course/area they are accessing. For example:
- HTML is used to format some content on our site (WCAG 2.1 1.3.1): some of these are necessary, or practical uses.
- Some link text is used for multiple different destinations (WCAG 2.1 2.4.4): in these instances, aria-level attributes have been added to provide context.
- Third party platforms: we often create content which is hosted on third party platforms. This includes content we create on social media and videos hosted on YouTube and Vimeo. We are responsible for ensuring the content we supply meets accessibility requirements; however, we are not responsible for the accessibility of the platform itself.
PDFs and other documents
Our older documents don’t meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not be marked up so that they’re accessible to a screen reader (WCAG 2.1 4.1.2).
Any new PDFs and Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards. The accessibility regulations don’t require us to fix documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services (none of the documents published on the website before 23 September 2018 are essential to providing our services).
What to do if you can’t access parts of the website?
If you need information on the Innovation website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille, email Emily.email@example.com we will do our best to action your request and get back to you in 7 days.
Reporting accessibility problems with the website
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of the LISS DTP website.
If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, email Emily.firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need to escalate your issue further, contact Amy Moore, Head of Doctoral Student Development. You can expect an acknowledgement of your issue within 7 days and a full reply within 14 days. If your complaint raises complex issues that cannot be answered within 14 days, we will keep you informed of progress until we can fully respond.
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).
How we tested this website
This website was last tested in November 2021. The test was carried out internally, using a quality assurance tool across all pages, followed by a manual check of all issues.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
In addition to our plan to fix known issues, we continue to work on the content and structure of the Innovation Scholars programme website. We are also updating the ways in which we provide training and best practice to those contributing content to our website.
This statement was prepared in November 2021.