Accessibility Statement for Historical Pageants in Britan
The Redness of the Past: Historical Pageants in Britain is a major Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project. A key feature of the project is this website and it presents the main output of the project, which is the Pageants Database.
This website is designed, developed and maintained by King's Digital Lab. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website.
For example, this 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;
- skip to the main content when using a screen reader;
- browse the main content without any readability issues;
- 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.
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
How accessible this website is
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
- certain tags used to highlight words or phrases are not detected by screen readers
- images on the Pageants Database page are lacking of alternative text;
- input fields of Dates, Number of Performers, and Total Audience Figure on the Pageants Database page are lacking of aria-labels to describe the function.
Feedback and contact information
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
We will consider your request and get back to you in 15 working days.
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We are always looking to improve the accessibility of our websites. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we're not meeting accessibility requirements, contact us using the email listed above. Please include as many details as you can, such as a link to every page where the issue is occurring and screenshots or other supporting media, whenever possible.
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) .
Technical information about this website's accessibility
King's Digital Lab is committed to making its websites 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
- Incorrect semantic markup
Bold <b> and italic <i> tags used instead of strong <strong> and emphasis <em> tags so screen readers will not be able to detect. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (Info and Relationships). These are added when using a third party application CMS editor, Wagtail, which we have no control of and cannot change. We have brought this issue up with the Wagtail team and they are looking at solutions to this issue.
- Images are lacking of alternative texts
On the Pageants Database page, images do not have alternative text. This fails WCAG 2.1 AA success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content). To fix this would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations.
- Input fields are lacking aria-labels
The input fields of Dates, Number of Performers, and Total Audience Figure do not have aria-lables on the Pageants Database page. This fails WCAG 2.1 AA success criterion 4.1.2 (Name, Role, Value). To fix this, changes need to be made to third party libraries, and thus would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This website was tested on 22 April 2020. The test was carried out by King's Digital Lab.
- We tested the:
- 'homepage' at https://www.historicalpageants.ac.uk/;
- 'about page' at https://www.historicalpageants.ac.uk/about and its child pages;
- 'Pageants page' at https://www.historicalpageants.ac.uk/pageants and its child pages;
- 'featured pageants' at https://www.historicalpageants.ac.uk/featured-pageants/ and its child pages;
- 'Exhibitions' at https://www.historicalpageants.ac.uk/events/ and its child pages;
- 'get involved page' at https://www.historicalpageants.ac.uk/get-involved/ and its child pages;
- 'publications' at https://www.historicalpageants.ac.uk/publications/ and its child pages.
This statement was prepared on 23 April 2020. It was last updated on 6 November 2020.
This page is based on the sample template provided by gov.uk.