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Accessibility statement for Edge Hill University Figshare

Last updated 28.08.2020

This accessibility statement applies to

This website is run for Edge Hill University by Figshare. Edge Hill University maintains files and information such as metadata in the individual records. The website 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 (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 is this website? 

Some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • video files published prior to 23 September 2020
  • some files such as infographics or images may be inaccessible due to the nature of the format; where this is the case, alternative text descriptions in the form of a transcript will be provided in the description field 
  • access-restricted parts of this website
  • where other items such as PowerPoint presentations have not been supplied in an accessible format by the author, these files have been removed from public view

If you would like the accessibility of a particular file or files to be improved, we will be happy to help.

Requesting alternative formats

Please email requests for enhanced accessibility for particular files to: We will aim to provide this within five working days.

If you require other information on this website in a different format like large print, easy read, audio recording, etc. please email: []. 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: [].

Enforcement procedure

If you are not happy with how Edge Hill University or Figshare respond to your complaint, please 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

Edge Hill 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 accessibility regulations

Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content). We plan to add text alternatives for all images by September 2020. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

Microsoft Office file formats and PDFs
Some files have been supplied by authors in a non-accessible format. These files are currently being removed from public view and this work is due to be complete by September 2020. As stated above, newly published content will meet accessibility standards.

Content that is 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.

Video files exempt from accessibility regulations
Many of the video files published on this website prior to 23 September 2020 were submitted as MP4 files, with no closed captions. These items are exempt from the accessibility regulations, but an accessible version can be provided on request.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

Edge Hill University will regularly review the accessibility of this website and improve it where possible.

Figshare is 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 [].

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 28 August 2020. It was last reviewed on 28 August 2020.

This website was last tested on 20th September 2020. The test was carried out by internal teams at Figshare.

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

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