Queen Square Archives website accessibility statement

Using this website

Website and database design is by Codev on behalf of Queen Square Library, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology. 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 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the 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.

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible, e.g.

Many of our older PDFs and Word documents don’t meet accessibility standards - for example, they may not be marked up so they’re accessible to a screen reader, and we have forms published as Word documents. By September 2020, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.

The accessibility regulations don’t require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. For example, we don’t plan to fix old exhibition handouts

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Images don’t have alternative text. We plan to add alt text to images by September 2020.

Some webpages do not use heading structures appropriately. We will fix this by September 2020.

The accessibility regulations don’t require us to make reproductions of items in heritage collections accessible

However, they do require us to make our search and browse functions accessible. We will be working with Codev to test our website and make these functions accessible by September 2020.

What to do if you can’t access parts of this website

If you need information on this website in a different format please contact:

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that aren’t listed in this statement or think we’re not meeting the requirements of the accessibility regulations, contact: neuroarchives@ucl.ac.uk or 020 3448 4709

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing 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

Queen Square Archives is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

We will be assessing the website’s compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard and fixing any issues which are covered by the accessibility regulations, and are not a disproportionate burden, by September 2020.

How we will test the website

We will test:

  • our main website platform, available at Queen Square Archives including sampling of pages, and searching functionality.

This statement was first prepared in July 2019.