Accessibility Statement for the agCensus website

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

This accessibility statement applies to https://agcensus.edina.ac.uk/

This website is operated by the University of Edinburgh. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this application. For example, that means you should be able to:

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 of Edinburgh staff or a student, you can use the free SensusAccess accessible document conversion service: Information on SensusAccess

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website are not 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:

We will consider your request and get back to you within 5 working days.

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:

We will consider 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 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

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 partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

The full guidelines are available at: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 AA standard

Non accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Noncompliance with the accessibility regulations

The following items to not comply with the WCAG 2.1 AA success criteria:

Unless specified otherwise, a complete solution, or significant improvement, will be in place for those items within our control by June 2022.

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

PDFs and other documents

Many of our older PDFs and Word documents do not necessarily meet accessibility standards, for example, and they may not be easy to view using a screen reader. The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2019 if they’re not essential to providing our services. We will try to ensure any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards, and where we find any that are not accessible, we will rectify this as soon as possible.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We plan to constantly review and, where possible, improve accessibility on this website. We will continue to address the accessibility issues highlighted, working to deliver a solution or suitable workaround. Unless specified otherwise, a complete solution or significant improvement will be in place for those items within our control by June 2022.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 9th November 2021.

This website was last tested by the Software Engineering team within the Information Services EDINA directorate in November 2021. The test was carried out primarily using the Google Chrome browser alongside Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer for comparative purposes, including screenreader compatibility. In particular, the site was primarily tested using Chrome since it is by far the most popular browser when using a screen reader. However, Internet Explorer is still used by around 15% of screen reader users, even though it can not necessarily support many modern features. Current world-wide usage levels for different screen readers and browsers can be found in the most recent WebAIM annual survey.

Automated testing, using Google Chrome’s “audit” accessibility tool in addition to Siteimprove accessibility-checked Chrome plugin, was also undertaken to supplement the findings.

We tested: