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Accessibility statement for Cranfield Online Research Data (CORD)

This accessibility statement applies to https://cord.cranfield.ac.uk/

This website is run for Cranfield University. It is designed to be used by as many people as possible. The text should be clear and simple to understand. You should be able to:

  • zoom in up to 300% without problems
  • navigate most of the public website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the public website using speech recognition software
  • use most of the public website using a screen reader 
  • 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 aren’t fully accessible:

  • some user-generated files and previews of said files may be inaccessible
  • some older PDF documents aren’t 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, please email: researchdata@cranfield.ac.uk            

We’ll consider your request and get back to you as soon as we can.


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, please email: accessibility@cranfield.ac.uk


Enforcement procedure

If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

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’).


Technical information about the website’s accessibility

Cranfield University is committed to making its websites 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 and exemptions listed below.

Non-accessible content 

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

  • A form control does not have a corresponding label.
  • A button is empty or has no value text.
  • A link contains no text.
  • Very low contrast between foreground and background colors.

Content that’s not within the scope of accessibility regulations

Access-controlled parts:  Parts of this website are not available to the general public and are exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations until such time it undergoes a substantial revision, which is planned to be complete by the end of 2021.


What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We are working towards full accessibility on privately-accessible pages and a major revision of this area is the key development focus for 2021. For further details, please email support@figshare.com .


Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 2 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 2 September 2020.

This website was last tested on 2 September 2020. The test was carried out by internal teams. 

We tested the whole public area of the platform along with the external widgets. 

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