This accessibility statement covers Ed Discussion, accessed via This will be updated accordingly to cover the LTI integration. 

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

  • Responsive design (meaning the display of all content is optimised for all screen sizes),  
  • Skip to main content links  
  • Colour contrasts 
  • Any content types or features that have been optimised to meet accessibility such as accordions, slideshow/carousels, tables and tabs.] 
  • Navigable by keyboard  
  • Alt text applied to links and visuals 

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

How accessible is the website 

Ed Discussion is accessible to WCAG 2.0 AA. This means that Ed Discussion does not use colour to convey information, all forms are labelled using alt text and checkboxes and text boxes are clearly labelled. As a result of this, Ed Discussion is accessible for use with a screen reader. Ed Discussion does not rely on video or audio to relay information, however any audio and video added to the discussion forums by users may not be accessible. Ed Discussion provides the option to add alt text to any uploaded visual media.  

Ed Discussion is almost entirely navigable by keyboard, with this exception of the annotation function within the advanced tool editor for which a pointer is required.  

Ed does not have adjustable font size or contrast options but does meet the accessibility requirements for small and large text. Text will scale correctly based on browser zoom level.  

What we do about known issues 

We work to achieve and maintain WCAG 2.1 AA standards, but it is not always possible for all our content to be accessible. Where content is not accessible, we will state a reason, warn users and offer alternatives. 

Ed has currently not been tested to WCAG 2.1 AA, and is accessible to WCAG 2.0 AA. This will be monitored and this statement updated accordingly should this change.  

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 not compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. The non-accessible sections are listed below. 

Non accessible content 

Whilst Ed does not rely on video or audio content, any content uploaded by users will not be captioned in Ed Discussion, and transcripts are not available.  

Users also do not have the option to disable or change shortcut keys within Ed Discussion. 

Ed Discussion currently provides no information for accessibility measures when using the application on a mobile device. This would be browser only as Ed Discussion does not have a mobile application. 

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations 

  • No video captions, transcriptions, or audio descriptions 
  • No information on mobile device accessibility 

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 email the accessibility team. 

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 11/05/2021. It was last updated on 11/05/2021.