Accessibility on Imperial College London main website

This statement relates only to web pages with a web address beginning www.imperial.ac.uk/ which are pages on the main Imperial College London website created on the terminalfour content management system.

For other web addresses you should refer to the accessibility statement for that domain or sub domain.

How accessible the website is

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • Navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • Listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver).
  • Resize to the size of your window, and display a readable text size whichever device you are using
  • Zoom in up to 175% without the text spilling off the screen

If you wish to make use of the accessible features of this site, we have provided some guidance that will provide you with further information and aid you in accessing them. AbilityNet also has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

We work to achieve and maintain WCAG 2.1 AA standards, but it is not always possible for all our content to be accessible. There over 1,000 staff at Imperial who have access to publish content on the website. We know some of this content may not be fully accessible, for example:

  • Many PDFs and other documents are not fully compatible with screen readers
  • Most video content does not have captions, transcriptions or audio descriptions

Where content is not accessible, we will state a reason, warn users and offer alternatives.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Imperial College London 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 known issues listed below.

Non accessible content

Imperial is currently carrying out accessibility testing on different aspects of the website. Once this is complete, we will update this section with any areas of the website which do not meet accessibility standards.

View our current list of non accessible content

Reporting accessibility issues

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille or if you find any accessibility issues not listed on this page then please contact accessibility@imperial.ac.uk.

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).

Last updated

This statement was prepared on 10 January 2020. It was last updated on 18 May 2020.