Accessibility Statement for Vestiges
This accessibility statement applies to http://www.vestiges-journal.info and all subdomains.
This website is run by the Vestiges
editors. 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 using browser plugins
- Zoom in up to 200% without the
text spilling off the screen.
- Navigate most of the website
using just a keyboard
- Listen to most of the website
using a screen reader (tested using NVDA)
- Skip to main content on all
but one page
- Access audiodescription for
videos without sound
We’ve also made the website text as simple
as possible to understand.
advice on making your device easier to use if you have a
accessible this website is
We know some parts of this website are not
- We have made recent
improvements to the navigation in the viewer by keyboard/screen
reader, but it is not as straightforward as we would like. It is
possible to download the PDF of the articles.
- The site is not fully usable
in the portrait orientation on a small screen device. We
recommend viewing the site in landscape orientation if possible.
If this is not possible, we recommend viewing pages in portrait
orientation and then downloading the PDF of the article rather
than trying to use the viewer in a portrait orientation on a
If you need information on this website in
a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read,
audio recording or braille:
We'll consider your request and get back
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 us at the address above.
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).
information about this website's accessibility
We are 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 non-compliances and exemptions listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible
for the following reasons.
Non-compliance with the accessibility
A small number of our pages lack headings
which makes it harder for those using screen readers to navigate.
This fails WCAG 2.1. success criterion 1.3.1 (Info and
Relationships). We plan to ensure that all pages in the new site
we are designing have appropriately used headings on all pages.
The site was originally designed with only
desktop use in mind, and although improvements have been made to
increase the usability on smaller screen tablet/mobile devices, it
is still not really possible to use the site properly in a
portrait orientation. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.4
(Orientation). We plan to ensure that the new site we are
designing is usable in both portrait and landscape orientation
from the start.
Most early issues are only in PDF format
We are not claiming a disproportionate
burden for any area of improvements that are required.
Content that's not within the scope of the
PDFs and other documents
A great deal of effort has been undertaken
to make any newer PDFs on our site as accessible as possible. We
are aware that there are some older PDFs and presentations on the
site (mainly regarding the old platform) which may not be
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. Any new PDFs or Word
documents we publish will meet accessibility standards or the
information will be provided in a more accessible HTML format.
doing to improve accessibility
We plan to revise the hosting in due
course and as part of this work we will rebuild the site with
accessibility as a foundational principle.
of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 4 April
2021. It was last reviewed on 4 April 2021.
This website was last tested on 3 April
2021. The test was carried out members of the Vestiges Journal
We used a mixture of manual testing
(including using NVDA) and automated testing using both WAVE and SiteImprove.
Last edited 6 July 2023