The University of St Andrews and Mnemoscene Ltd are committed to making exhibit.so accessible to people of all levels of ability. The following statement summarises where we currently are in relation to the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, and outlines where we’d like to get to.
Using this web application
This web application is run by the Universal Viewer steering group. 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. AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
How accessible this web application is
We know some parts of this web application are not fully accessible:
- The exhibits/create page has missing aria-labels on the text editor buttons
- The exhibits/edit page has missing aria-labels on the draggable list items
- The exhibits/edit page uses the Universal Viewer, which has a separate accessibility statement here
What to do if you can’t access parts of this web application
If you need information on this web application in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille please contact us at:
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 5 working days.
If your request pertains to third-party content, please address your enquiries to the content owner. The name of the content owner is usually available via the Universal Viewer’s More Information panel.
For a more immediate response, please consider joining our Slack channel, where we have a dedicated channel for accessibility, at https://bit.ly/3kD5O0d
If you would like to report accessibility problems
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this web application. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact us at:
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 web application’s accessibility
The University of St Andrews and Mnemoscene are committed to making this web application accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This web application is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.The exhibits/create page has missing aria-labels on the text editor buttons
We are following developments here and will implement a fix when available.The exhibits/edit page has missing aria-labels on the draggable list items
We are following developments here and will implement a fix when available.The exhibits/edit page uses the Universal Viewer, which has a separate accessibility statement here
We are following developments here and will implement fixes when available.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
Our application is designed to load third-party content. We are not responsible for the accessibility of third party content, or associated links to third party content, including but not limited to web pages, images, audiovisual content, 3D models, PDFs, and eBooks.
We cannot reasonably accept responsibility for ensuring third party content meets accessibility standards. However, where it is within our control, we will make every reasonable effort to work towards meeting accessibility requirements.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 21.09.2020. It was last reviewed on 21.09.2020.
exhibit.so is tested on a regular basis. Some key tools used to test the site are listed below. The latest test was organised and carried out by Mnemoscene Ltd.
- Lighthouse - provides a detailed overview of accessibility issues
What we’re doing to improve accessibility of exhibit.so
We are tracking outstanding accessibility issues (mentioned above) on github in order to implement fixes as soon as possible.