Accessibility statement for Christian-Muslim Studies Network
This accessibility statement applies to christianmuslim.div.ed.ac.uk.
This website is run by the Christian-Muslim Studies Network. 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:
- The widget that shows the user how many comments are on each post is currently unreadable for most screen readers.
- The online forms on our website may be inaccessible to some users because certain items within the plugin lack the code that provides labels to screen readers.
- There is insufficient colour contrast on the green text that provides access to the comment button.
- Some pages contain heading errors.
Feedback and contact information
If you require information from this website in a different format, please contact our School of Divinity:
We shall consider your request and provide a response as soon as possible.
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or have concerns about our meeting of accessibility requirements, contact the School of Divinity using the email address Divinity@ed.ac.uk.
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
The Christian-Muslim Studies Network 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.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
- The widget that shows the user how many comments are on each post is currently unreadable for most screen readers. We are currently unable to fix this issue because it is part of the WordPress theme itself. We do not have anyone who is competent in this level of html on staff at the present time, and we are not receiving that level of ongoing IT support. We do not believe that this will present a problem to users, however, because comments on blogs is not a significant part of the user experience on our website at this time.
- The online forms on our website may be inaccessible to some users because certain items within the plugin lack the code that provides labels to screen readers. The forms are created using a WordPress plugin called Everest forms that is housed within our site, rather than WordPress itself. We are currently researching plugins to see whether we can either adapt the plugin or find a new plugin that will offer the same form experience with better accessibility for all users.
- There is insufficient colour contrast on the green text that provides access to the comment button (WCAG2AA.Principle1.Guideline1_4.1_4_3.G18.Fail). We cannot fix it at this time as we do not have an IT expert on staff, and the text colour is embedded within the CSS of the button.
- Some pages contain heading errors. We have fixed most of the main pages but are still in the process of locating all heading errors. This should be completed within six months of the original publication of the statement.
- The button elements that transform the site to the mobile version do not have a name available to an accessibility API (WCAG2AA.Principle4.Guideline4_1.4_1_2.H91.Button.Name). We are looking into some alternative widgets over the next six months from the original publication of this statement.
- There are some duplicate id attribute values found on the web page (WCAG2AA.Principle4.Guideline4_1.4_1_1.F77). We are constantly monitoring the creation of these duplicates and removing them in an ongoing fashion. We are looking to have them removed in the next three months from the original publication of this statement.
- Some links point to a named anchor identified within the document, but no anchors exist with those names (WCAG2AA.Principle2.Guideline2_4.2_4_1.G1,G123,G124.NoSuchID). We are trying to identify all ARIA elements on an ongoing basis and hope that resolving these issues will be complete within the next three months from the original publication of this statement.
- Certain img elements are the only content of the link, but are missing alt text (WCAG2AA.Principle1.Guideline1_1.1_1_1.H30.2). We are identifying every instance of this error and correcting when found.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 7 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 7 September 2020.
This website was last tested on 13 August 2020. The test was carried out by Little Forest.
We tested every page on the website. The website’s current grade is AA. Our result is 60.3, a rank of D.