Accessibility statement for the uCreate Studio (University of Edinburgh)

Website accessibility statement inline with Public Sector Body (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018

This website (which we call uCreate Studio) is run by the University of Edinburgh and its URL is https://www.ucreatestudio.is.ed.ac.uk

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

• change colours, contrast levels and fonts.
• zoom in up to 200% without the text spilling off the screen
• navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
• listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS (Job Access with Speech), NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) and VoiceOver)

Customising the website

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability. This is an external site with suggestions to make your computer more accessible.

AbilityNet – My computer my way

With a few simple steps you can customise the appearance of our website to make it easier to read and navigate.

Addtional information on how to customise our website appearance

If you are a member of University staff or a student, you can use the free SensusAccess accessible document conversion service:

Information on accessible document conversion service – SensusAccess

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • some parts may not be fully compatible with screen readers
  • you may not be able to access all content by using the keyboard alone
  • It may not always be clear where you have navigated to by keyboard only
  • not all media will have a transcript or be captioned
  • Not all links and images will show alternative text.

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, audio recording or braille, please contact ucreate studio staff

Phone: 01316513809
Email: ucreate.studio@ed.ac.uk.

We’ll try and respond as quickly as possible but this will be no more than 5 working 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 please let us know:
Phone: 01316513809
Email: ucreate.studio@ed.ac.uk.

We’ll try and respond as quickly as possible but this will be no more than 5 working days.

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 please contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) directly.
Contact details for the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS)
The government has produced information on how to report accessibility issues:
Reporting an accessibility problem on a public sector website

Contacting us by phone using British Sign Language

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

The University of Edinburgh 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 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.
The full guidelines are available at:
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1

Non accessible content

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

Noncompliance with the accessibility regulations

The following items do not comply with the WCAG 2.1 AA success criteria

  • It is not possible to use a keyboard to access all the content
  • 2.1 – Keyboard accessible
  • There may not be sufficient colour contrast between font and background colours especially where the text size is very small.
  • 1.4.3 – Contrast (Minimum)
  • Not all prerecorded audio-only or video-only media will have alternative media that presents equivalent information e.g. audio track with description of the action in a video with no sound
  • 1.2.2 – Captions (Prerecorded)
  • It might not be possible for all form fields to be programmatically determined. This means that when using auto-fill functionality for forms not all fields will identify the meaning for input data accurately.
  • Studio map and address

    Items out of Scope of the Regulations

    What we’re doing to improve accessibility

    We are working on a new website where many accessibility issues will be tackled and improved upon. This website has been designed with accessibility in mind and a corresponding accessibility statement will be added to the new site before it goes live. In the meantime we will ensure that if any user is unable to access any content on the website we will ensure reasonable adjustments are in place to ensure no individual user experiences any disadvantage. The new site will be fully manually tested as well as tested via automated methods. This is expected to be live from the week beginning Monday 26th October.

    Preparation of this accessibility statement

    This statement was prepared on 16 September 2019. It was last reviewed on 23rd September 2020.
    This website was last tested in September 2020. The test was carried out by the uCreate studio. Tests were carried out using WebAIM WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool. Pages tested were:

    • Home page
    • 3D printing
    • Hybrid Teaching
    • Equipment Loans
    • Get in Touch

    These pages were selected as they represent our core services currently available to makerspace users.