This accessibility statement applies to

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

  • 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:

  • May not be fully compatible with screen readers.
  • May not be fully compatible with other forms of assistive technology e.g. Read and Write, Zoomtext.
  • May not be able to access all content by using the keyboard alone, and it is unclear where you have tabbed to.
  • There is some movement on the site.
  • Some of our PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software.

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:

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 14 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:

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, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

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

Edinburgh Futures Institute is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance Status

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

Not all images have alternative text : 1.1.1 – Non text content.

Some elements have insufficient contrast :  1.4.6 – Contrast enhanced.

Disproportionate burden

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

  • It’s not always possible to change the device orientation from horizontal to vertical without making it more difficult to view the content.
  • It’s not possible for users to change text size without some of the content overlapping.

Interactive tools and transactions

  • Our virtual tour uses technologies which may not be compatible with accessibility software or enhancements

We’ve assessed the cost of fixing the issues with navigation and accessing information, and with interactive tools and transactions. We believe that doing so now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. We will make another assessment within 12 months.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

PDFs and other documents

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

We are addressing issues like contrast, alternative image text and form labels by December 2023. Following that regular reviews will take place of new and existing content.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 26 August 2023. It was last reviewed on 26 August 2023.

This website was last tested on 26 August 2023.

We tested:

Tests are carried out using a set of automated auditing tools including Equalize Digital’s Accessibility Checker and the WebAIM WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool. The testing is followed by manual prioritisation of any issues with key user journeys.

Aspects of the site that were tested:

Accessibility Errors

Ambiguous Anchor Text
Blinking or Scrolling Content
Broken ARIA Reference
Broken Skip or Anchor Link
Duplicate Form Label
Empty Button
Empty Heading Tag
Empty Link
Empty or Missing Form Label
Empty or Missing Table Header
iFrame Missing Title
Image Map Missing Alternative Text
Image Missing Alternative Text
Improper Use of Link
Incorrect Heading Order
Insufficient Color Contrast
Linked Image Missing or Empty Alternative Text
Long Description Invalid
Missing Language Declaration
Missing Title
Missing Transcript
Readability & Simplified Summary

Accessibility Warnings

A Slider is Present
A Video is Present
ARIA Hidden
Duplicate Alternative Text
Image Animated GIF
Image Empty Alternative Text
Image Long Alternative Text
Link Opens New Window or Tab
Link to MS Office File
Link to Non-HTML File
Link to PDF
Low-quality Alternative Text
Missing Subheadings
Possible Heading
Tab Order Modified
Text Justified
Text Too Small
Underlined Text

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