Accessibility Statement

www.digital-anthropology-lab.com

This website is run by Digital Anthropology Lab, Research, London College of Fashion University of the Arts London (UAL). This accessibility statement applies to www.digital-anthropology-lab.com and is part of the arts.ac.uk domain. Other websites and browser based systems on the arts.ac.uk domain have their own accessibility statements.

This website uses HTML 5 (HyperText Mark-up Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) to render content. We have also used other technologies including JavaScript on certain areas of the website.

We commit to ensuring this website is as accessible as possible and we want as many people as possible to be able to use it. This means that you should be able to:

  • access the website regardless of the device and browser you are using
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard

We have also tried to make the website text as easy to understand as possible although we recognise we have more work to do on this.

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

How accessible this website is

We know that some parts of the website are not fully accessible:

  • The word cloud isn’t fully compatible with assistive technology and screen reder uses may encounter problems. We are working to resolve this problem and considering how we can provide this content in an alternative format.
  • We are aware some of the copy is not written in Plain English and are trying to address this.
  • Some of our images used for stylistic purpose as backgrounds do not have alternative text descriptions.
  • Our PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • Old video content is missing captions and sub-titles. This affects the majority of video content.
  • We have animations on the site which play automatically once and they do not have controls to pause or stop them altogether.
  • You can you cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader.
  • There are several external links to websites, which we do not control content of. These are Fashion Innovation Agency, Digital Learning Lab, and London College of Fashion.

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in an alternative, more accessible format please contact the LCF Research Team Manager, Thomas Madden t.madden@fashion.arts.ac.uk. Alternatively, please contact Michelle Philgence m.philgence@fashion.arts.ac.uk or Salah Din, BFTT Project Support C-Ordinator s.din@arts.ac.uk

Please include details of the content you need and the required format or the service you are trying to access. We will then work to get you what you need.

We aim to provide you with an initial response within two working days and will provide clear information about how we will deal with your request.

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: LCF Research Team Manager, Thomas Madden t.madden@fashion.arts.ac.uk. Alternatively, please contact Michelle Philgence m.philgence@fashion.arts.ac.uk or Salah Din, BFTT Project Support C-Ordinator s.din@arts.ac.uk

We aim to provide you with an initial response within two working days and will provide clear information about how we will deal with your enquiry or complaint.

If you feel we have not answered your enquiry or complaint satisfactorily, please contact us again. We will escalate your enquiry or complaint to Director, Digital Anthropology Lab, who will work to get you a response.

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).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

For information about contacting us by phone or to arrange a visit to our offices please visit the Team page.

Digital Anthropology Lab

University of the Arts London

London College of Fashion

20 John Prince’s Street

London

W1G 0BJ

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7514 7400

More information about accessing our buildings is available from AccessAble.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

UAL 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 version 2.1 AA standard, due to ‘the non-compliances and exemptions’ are listed below and we are working to resolve this.

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

  • Some images may not have alternative (alt) text descriptions while other decorative and spacer images may not have null alternative text. This fails WCAG Success Criterion 1.1.1 Non-text Content (Level A). We plan to add alt text to all of our images.
  • The colour contrast of the text on some of our overlay header images does not meet the minimum required colour contrast ratio of 4.5:1 for normal text. This fails WCAG Success Criterion 1.4.3: Contrast (Minimum) (Level AA). Pages are currently being reviewed.

Content that’s not within scope of the accessibility regulations

  • Older PDF documents, including our event catalogues are not accessible. We have tried to minimise this content. We are not required to make these documents accessible as they we made prior to regulations.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

This site operates as an archive of historic projects, many of which were created prior to regulations. From 2021, all our future content will aim to be developed with accessibility considerations from the start.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 3rd Feb 2021.  

This website was last tested on September 2020 and was carried out with internal testing using accessibility checker tools.

We used the following automated accessibility tools, assistive technology and manual testing methods to test a sample of pages of our website. These included:

  • WAVE from WebAIM
  • Siteimprove Accessibility Checker
  • JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver
  • Manually auditing the alt text of all images
  • Manually checking colour contrast of text
  • Checking the text is written in clear plain English.

The selection of pages we tested were:

  • The Homepage
  • The Challenge page
  • The Work page
  • The Publications page
  • The Team page
  • The Search page