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University of Westminster Accessibility Statement for The Polytechnic Magazine Archive

This accessibility statement applies to

This website is run by the University of Westminster.

How accessibile this website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible. The website is classified as an archive and as such will not receive remediations in the foreseeable future. If you need content in an alternate format please contact us using the methods below.

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format such as accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille.

please visit our digital accessibility contact us page for information on how to request this.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We have tested a sample of pages on the website. If you find an issue we have not yet identified, you can report it to us. We’ll pass this information to the website owner who will review the issue, make sure it is included in our plan to fix issues and add it into the accessibility statement when it is next updated.

Please visit our digital accessibility contact us page for information on how to report an accessibility problem.

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) .

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The University of Westminster 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 not compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. The non-compliances and exemptions are listed below.

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Some data tables are not read clearly to screen readers. This fails WCAG 1.3.1 Info and Relationships (A).

The colour scheme on the website does not provide sufficient contrast for some text, links, and tabular controls. This fails WCAG 1.4.3 Contrast Minimum (AA) and 1.4.11 Non-text Contrast (AA).

Some content cannot be viewed easily at higher levels of magnification and may cause horizontal scrolling. This fails WCAG 1.4.4 Resize Text (AA) and 1.4.10 Reflow (AA).

Pages lack skip links to bypass repetitive content. This fails WCAG 2.4.1 Bypass Blocks (A).

Some form fields do not have labels or labels are not associated with the input fields. This fails WCAG 3.3.2 Labels or Instructions (A).

If you find an issue that we have yet to identify, please contact us using one of the routes described in the ‘Reporting accessibility problems with this website’ section of this statement.

Disproportionate burden

At this time, we have made no claims of disproportionate burden.

Content that's not within the scope of the accessibility regulation

Archive content

This website is classified as an archive. This kind of historically recorded content is exempt from meeting the digital accessibility regulations. If you require a specific piece of archive content and it is not accessible, please contact us using the methods above and we will provide an accessible version of the content on request.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 25th August 2020. It was last reviewed on 28th June 2022.

This website was last tested on 23rd July 2020. The test was carried out by a 3rd party tester who looked at a sample of webpages.