Using this website
We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
→zoom in up to 300% on a desktop 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 have also worked to make the website text as simple as possible to understand.
→The majority of video on our website is streamed by Vimeo. See the Vimeo player keyboard short cuts.
How accessible this website is
We know some parts of this website aren’t currently fully accessible:
→Some elements are not keyboard accessible
→Some documents may not be compliant with accessibility standards
→Some text elements are uploaded as images. These elements unfortunately cannot be listened to using a screen reader.
Feedback and contact information, and reporting accessibility problems with this website
If you need information on this website in a different format such as accessible PDF, email [email protected]. We’ll consider your request and get back to you as soon as possible.
Our Contact button will reach Professor Adam Dinham.
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting the requirements of the accessibility regulations, please feel free to contact us.
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’).
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Goldsmiths, University of London and the Arts and Humanities Research Council are 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.
We are currently reviewing our website intending to make it WCAG 2.1 AA compliant. This is part of a project to replace the code of our website, which began rolling out in July 2019, and will fix many of the issues below.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Screen readers do not identify 'live' updates to pages
When typing a query in some of our searches we provide suggested results. On some pages, we have 'Read more' options to expand the text on the page. Screen readers are not made aware of these.
This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 1.3.3 (Sensory Characteristics) and 4.1.3 (Status Messages).
Some links to do not label their intentions
Some links to documents like PDFs do not include a label that signifies they are opening a different format. There is a small number of links that open a new window without a label.
This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 2.4.4 (Link Purpose).
Some information is repeated when using a screen reader
Some images have nearby text that adequately describes the image, and the alt attribute duplicates this text. We also have two links to the same content next to each other. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 1.1.1 (Non-text Content).
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
Issues with PDFs and other documents
All new documents produced by ourselves have been tested for accessibility. Some of our PDFs don’t meet accessibility standards - for example, they may not be marked up so they’re accessible to a screen reader, or they may have colour contrast issues.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 06 October 2021.