This accessibility statement applies to https://www.suiss.ed.ac.uk/
This website is run by Scottish Universities’ International Summer Schools (SUISS). 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, contrast levels and fonts
- zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
- navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
- navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
- listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)
We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
How accessible this website is
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
- some older PDF and Word documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
- not all images have alternative text
- contrast is too low on some text and buttons
- not all forms are fully labelled
Feedback and contact information
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:
- email: email@example.com
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 5 days.
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, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 this website’s accessibility
SUISS 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 content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non compliance with the accessibility regulations
There exists a failure for WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 – Non text content.
There exists a failure for WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.5.3 – Label in name.
There exists a failure for WCAG 2.1 success criterion 3.2.2 – On input.
There exists a failure for WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 – Name role value.
There exists a failure for WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 – Info and relationships.
There exists a failure for WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.8 – Location.
There exists a failure for WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.1 – Bypass blocks.
There exists a failure for WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.6 – Contrast enhanced.
There exists a failure for WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.12 – Text spacing.
We are not claiming any disproportionate burden in relation to addressing the accessibility issues on the site.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
PDFs and other documents
Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
Accessibility issues on the site will be addressed in updates over the next 3 months, with priority on contrast, form labelling and input, text-spacing and alternative descriptions.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on September 2020. It was last reviewed on 1 October 2020.
This website was last tested on 1 October 2020. The test was carried out by CAHSS DIT support staff.
A number number of pages representing the sites different content and design templates were tested, both automatically and using manual testing
- main website/platform, available at https://www.suiss.ed.ac.uk/
other parts of the website, available at http://www.suiss.ed.ac.uk/application/, https://www.suiss.ed.ac.uk/programme/, https://www.suiss.ed.ac.uk/programme/creative-writing-course/, https://www.suiss.ed.ac.uk/2020/03/information-regarding-the-covid-19-outbreak/, https://www.suiss.ed.ac.uk/application/payment/, https://www.suiss.ed.ac.uk/application/, https://www.suiss.ed.ac.uk/application/fees-accommodation/, and https://www.suiss.ed.ac.uk/suiss-team/