Accessibility Statement for the DataFest website

Website accessibility statement inline with Public Sector Body (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018

This accessibility statement applies to https://www.datafest.global/

This website is run by The Data Lab, University of Edinburgh. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this application. For example, that means the website:

  • Allows you to zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • Has acceptable colour/contrast ratios for text
  • Provides keyboard accessible navigation
  • Allows toggle captions on pre-recorded video content

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. This is an external site with suggestions to make your computer more accessible:

AbilityNet – My Computer My Way

With a few simple steps you can customise the appearance of our website using your browser settings to make it easier to read and navigate:

Additional information on how to customise our website appearance

If you are a member of University staff or a student, you can use the free SensusAccess accessible document conversion service:

Information on SensusAccess

How accessible this website is

We believe that this website is fully accessible.

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format, including accessible PDF, large print, audio recording or braille, please contact us using the details below. We’ll try and respond as quickly as possible but this will be no more than 5 working days.

  • email info@thedatalab.com
  • telephone +44 (0)131 651 4905
  • British Sign Language (BSL) users can contact us via contactSCOTLAND-BSL, the on-line BSL interpreting service.
  • If you are visiting us in person, please visit AccessAble for information on accessibility at Bayes Centre.

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 think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact:

  • email info@thedatalab.com
  • telephone +44 (0)131 651 4905
  • British Sign Language (BSL) users can contact us via contactSCOTLAND-BSL, the on-line BSL interpreting service.

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 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 please contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) directly:

Contact details for the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS)

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

Reporting an accessibility problem on a public sector website

Contacting us by phone using British Sign Language

British Sign Language service

contactSCOTLAND-BSL runs a service for British Sign Language users and all of Scotland’s public bodies using video relay. This enables sign language users to contact public bodies and vice versa. The service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

contactSCOTLAND-BSL service details

Visiting us in person

AccessAble for information on accessibility at Bayes Centre. Among other accessibility facilities, we have:

• automatic front doors and lifts
• level access
• an Assistive listening / hearing enhancement system at Reception
• an accessible, gender neutral toilet

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The University of Edinburgh is committed to making its websites and applications accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

This website is compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 AA standard.

The full guidelines are available at:

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 AA standard

 

Disproportionate burden

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

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We will be working to ensure that accessibility standards are maintained for this website.  As changes are made, we will continue to review accessibility and retest the accessibility of this website.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 21 November 2020. It was last reviewed on 14 December 2020. This website was last tested in December 2020. The test was carried out by the Marketing and Communications team. Automated testing using Little Forest, and also using WAVE WebAim was undertaken and a site wide manual inspection was carried out.