Accessibility statement for Iain Murray’s homepage
This accessibility statement applies to Iain Murray’s personally-maintained pages that have addresses beginning with one of the following:
This website is run by Iain Murray in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. 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 200% without the text spilling off the screen (not including computer code, which sometimes requires horizontal scrolling at any zoom level)
- 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 website is
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
- most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
- some of this website is for specialist researchers in informatics or specifically machine learning; some documents may assume a level of technical background not immediately accessible to a general University audience
Feedback and contact information
If you have any requests, such as for a more accessible alternative version of any of the PDFs on this page, please contact Iain Murray
We’ll consider your request and get back to you within 28 days.
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact Iain Murray
You can also report accessibility problems at the University level.
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).
The government has produced information on how to report accessibility issues: reporting an accessibility problem on a public sector website.
Contacting us by phone using British Sign Language
contactSCOTLAND-BSL runs a service for British Sign Language users and all of Scotland’s public bodies using video relay. This enables sign language users to contact public bodies and vice versa. The service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Please see the contact details for the school office for a telephone number. The School Office can relay your request to Iain Murray.
If possible, please use email instead.
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
The University of Edinburgh 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 (WCAG) version 2.1 AA standard, due to ‘the exemptions’ or ‘the non-compliances and exemptions’ listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
Most of our PDFs don't meet accessibility standards due to the following WCAG 2.1 success criteria:
For any new documents, we plan to either provide accessible PDFs, or provide accessible HTML alternatives. Compliance will be checked on the next review. We are still investigating whether we can provide alternatives for older documents.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
Obsolete or archived pages
Some older pages that predate the regulations are marked obsolete or archived, and won't be updated.
PDFs and other documents
The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. For example, we do not plan to fix archives of lecture slides from courses that are no longer being delivered.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
Our first priority is researching more accessible ways to present research papers going forwards. We will reassess priorities in the next annual review.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 2020-08-03. It was last reviewed on 2021-08-03.
This website was last tested on 2021-08-03. The test was carried out by Iain Murray.
We describe the accessibility testing approach on a separate page.