Accessibility statement

Accessibility statement for FRAME

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

This website is run by the University of Edinburgh. 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;
  • 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.

Customising the website

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

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

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:
    • Multiple pages have redundant links and redundant title text.
      • When adjacent links go to the same location (i.e. the two header graphics have the same URL) this results in additional navigation and repetition for keyboard and screen reader users.

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website

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

call ‭0131 650 8384*

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 5 working days.

*Please note our offices are currently closed and the phone line is not currently monitored)

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, contact:


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)

Contacting us by phone using British Sign Language

British Sign Language service

British Sign Language Scotland 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 from 8am to 12 midnight, 7 days a week.

British Sign Language Scotland 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.

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Non accessible content

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

Non compliance with the accessibility regulations
  • Alerts
    • Redundant link
      • Three WAVE alerts for a ‘redundant link’ on the homepage and overview pages.:
        • The foot graphic in the header has the same URL as the ‘Diabetes Foot Screening’ link immediately before it.
        • ‘Start module’ buttons go to the same URL as the first module link in the NHS Scotland and NHS England menus.
      • WCAG 2.1 AA success criteria:
        • 2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context) (Level A)
    • Redundant title text
      • 13 menu item links have redundant title text. Specifically, the <a> tag title attribute text is the same as text or alternative text.
      • WCAG 2.1 AA success criteria:
        • None
    • Link to PDF document
      • This website has links to, and embeds, several externally authored PDF documents that are outwith the control of  the University of Edinburgh.
      • WCAG 2.1 AA success criteria:
        • None
Disproportionate burden
  • None.
Navigation and accessing information
  • See ‘Non compliance with the accessibility regulations’ section.
Interactive tools and transactions
  • None.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

  • None.

How we tested this website

This website was last tested on 10th June 2021. The test was carried internally by the Interactive Content service within the Information Services Group.

Our primary web accessibility evaluation tools were:

  • WAVE (Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool) from WebAIM
  • Colour Contrast Analyser (CCA) from the Paciello Group.

The sample pages tested cover all published content types and design templates. We tested:

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

This statement was prepared on 8th June 2021. It was last updated on 10th June 2021.

Improvement log

10th June 2021
  • Increased colour contrast ratios throughout WordPress template to comply with both AA normal and large text minimum recommendations.
    • . btn-primary (Normal AA text – 4.5:1 minimum)
      • Was #007BFF (3.97:1 with #FFFFFF text) (white on blue)
      • Now #0060C7 (6:1)
    • .a (Normal AA text – 4.5:1 minimum)
      • Was #007BFF (3.97:1 on #FFFFFF background) (blue on white)
      • Now #0060C7 (6:1)
    • .navbar-light a (Normal AA text – 4.5:1 minimum)
      • Was #007BFF (3.35:1 on #E9ECEF background) (blue on grey)
      • Now #0060C7 (5.06:1)
  • Added sitemap listing all published content, linked in footer.
  • Multiple ARIA issues, namely search button (magnifying glass) was empty or has no value text and main menu was missing key roles, i.e. role=”menuitem”.
    • Wave error for ’empty button’
      • 1.1.1 Non-text Content (Level A)
      • 2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context) (Level A)
    • Waver error for ‘broken ARIA menu’
      • 2.1.1 Keyboard (Level A)
      • 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value (Level A)