This accessibility statement applies to the website http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/ppapapan/.
This website is run by Petros Papapanagiotou and hosted by the School of Informatics, 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
- 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 (Job Access with Speech), NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) and VoiceOver).
We have also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.
Customising the website
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability. This is an external site with suggestions to make your computer more accessible.
With a few simple steps you can customise the appearance of our website to make it easier to read and navigate.
If you are a member of University staff or a student, you can use the free SensusAccess accessible document conversion service:
How accessible this website is
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
- the text will sometimes not reflow in a single column or may overflow when you change the size of the browser window
- some images are only briefly described in text format
Feedback and contact information
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
- call +44 131 650 2957
We will consider your request and get back to you within 5 working days.
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, contact Petros Papapanagiotou:
- email email@example.com
- call +44 131 650 2957
We will try and respond as quickly as possible but this will be no more than 5 working days.
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 are 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:
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
The Univeristy of Edinburgh 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 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.
The full guidelines are available at:
Non accessible content
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Noncompliance with the accessibility regulations
The following items do not comply with the WCAG 2.1 AA success criteria
Most tooltips disappear as soon as the cursor moves. Also tooltips are not always present for all icons and images.
There may not be sufficient colour contrast between font and background colours especially where the text size is very small.
Visual information to identify user interface components, such as keyboard focus, do not always have a sufficient contrast ratio
Not all prerecorded audio-only or video-only media will have alternative media that presents equivalent information e.g. audio track with description of the action in a video with no sound
Not all video will have subtitles or subtitles that identify all speakers as well as noting other significant sounds e.g. laughter
Not all our PDF’s and Word documents meet accessibility standards.
We aim to improve our websites accessibility on a regular and continuous basis. See the section below (‘What we’re doing to improve accessibility’) on how we are improving our site accessibility.
We are not currently claiming that any accessibility problems would be a
disproportionate burden to fix.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
PDFs and other documents
Many of our older PDFs and Word documents do not meet accessibility standards - for example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role value).
None of the PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our
What we are doing to improve accessibility
We review and manually test the website for accessibility issues on every update. We follow the training, support, and guidance provided by the University of Edinburgh to increase understanding of related issues and ways to address them.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 28 October 2020. It was last reviewed on 28 October 2020.
This website was last tested in October 2020. The test was carried out manually by myself.
We manually reviewed all the pages and content in this webpage.