Accessibility on site
This statement applies to content published on www.mimah.org/.
We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
• Navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
• Visitors using a keyboard to navigate the site see a blue rectangle to indicate their location on the page
• Listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)
• Skip to main content links
• Alternative text for images
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 the website is
Parts of this website are not fully accessible. For example:
• some pages have poor colour contrast
• some heading elements are not consistent
• some buttons are not correctly identified
• some error messages are not clearly associated with form controls
• some older documents in PDF format are not fully accessible
What we do about known issues
We work to achieve and maintain WCAG 2.1 AA standards, but it is not always possible for all our content to be accessible. Where content is not accessible, we will state a reason, warn users and offer alternatives.
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Imperial College London 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 known issues listed below.
Non accessible content
The content that is not accessible is outlined below with details of:
• where it fails the success criteria
• planned dates for when issues will be fixed
Some documents and content are exempt from the regulations (such as live video content and PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services), so we do not currently have any plans to make them accessible. But if you need to access information in one of these document types, you can contact us and ask for an alternative format.
Non compliance with the accessibility regulations
• There is an image of text, specifically an organogram, on the ‘Organisation and Partners’ page. This fails WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 1.4.5. We plan to add a text alternative for this image by September 2021. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards
• There is inconsistent navigation on some pages, specifically the sidebar menus. This fails WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 3.2.3.
• Some text may not reflow in a single column when you change the size of the browser window and at certain levels of magnification.
• The trial newsletters are available to download as PDF documents. These may not be fully accessible to screen reader software. This fails WCAH 2.1 Success Criterion 2.4.5. We plan to fix this by September 2021 and steps are being taken to provide alternative document views.
We are currently going through an extensive programme of testing our website and applications. This page will be updated as these are completed.
This page was last updated on 1 October 2020.