Accessibility Statement

This site runs on Drupal 7 CMS and was built in June 2011. More information about the accessibility features of Drupal can be found on Drupal's website.

We are currently undertaking a fuller accessibility audit of the site, and we will publish an updated accessibility statement as soon as possible. In the meantime, we have identified key areas that are not fully accessible and a policy for tackling these: 

Areas identified as not fully accessible: 

  • Not all our pages have been formatted in an accessible way; in particular, resizing text above 250% causes text and navigable columns either side of it to spill out of the screen
  • Most hyperlinks have not been indicated in any other way than a change of colour
  • The colour of some text does not meet the necessary contrast requirements 
  • Not all images have alternative text, or the alternative text is unhelpful
  • Some downloadable documents (pdfs of the APGRD’s Newsletters and Calls for Papers), have not been formatted in a fully accessible way
  • Our film content is not captioned or accompanied by transcripts 
  • Our podcasts and event recordings are not accompanied by transcripts
  • Our pages are not easily navigable without a mouse

Improving accessibility: 

  • We aim to ensure all new pages are compliant with the accessibility regulations
  • All editors of the site will be issued with accessibility guidelines to follow
  • We aim to provide captions and transcripts to all new films, and transcripts to accompany all new audio content
  • All new images uploaded to the site will have alternative text
  • We will be addressing accessibility issues on our existing pages, beginning with the most popular pages first
  • We aim to retrospectively add alternative text to all existing images
  • We aim to produce transcripts to accompany our pre-existing audio and video content
  • We aim to implement a more rigorous test of the site’s navigability
  • Our on-going accessibility audit will identify more improvements - the top priority in this audit will be the most popular pages and those with interactive elements (such as the searchable databases) although all areas of the website will be checked

Your device:

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
In addition, major operating systems produce the following guidance:

Advice for Microsoft users
Advice for Apple users
Advice for Linux users
Advice for Android users

Contact us:

If you require assistance accessing any areas of our site, or to report, complain, or feedback on any accessibility issues, please do not hesitate to contact us:
by email at   
or phone on +44 1865 288 210

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

[Last revised: 15 October 2020]

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