Accessibility on site

This statement applies to content published on ( It does not apply to content on any subdomains although we will work to achieve compliance as soon as possible.

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

·           Skip to main content links

·           Text resizing

·           Colour contrasts

·           Video captions, transcriptions and audio descriptions

·           Any content types or features that have been optimised to meet accessibility such as accordions, slideshow/carousels, tables and tabs

·           Work with the responsive design (meaning the display of all content is optimised for all screen sizes).

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

How accessible the website is

As this website is still under construction, parts of this website are not fully accessible. For example:

·         some pages and document attachments are not clearly written

·         some tables do not have row headers

·         some pages have poor colour contrast

·         some heading elements are not consistent

·         some images do not have good alternative text

·         some buttons are not correctly identified

·         some error messages are not clearly associated with form controls

·         many older documents in PDF format are not fully accessible

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.

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 yet compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. The non-accessible sections are listed below.

[Note: If there is a lot of detail for the following two sections then you should consider linking to a sub-page called ‘Non accessible content’ and adding the detail of which content sections or technical aspects fail accessibility.

If your website/application is fully compliant with WCAG 2.1 AA standards then you do not need the following two sections]

Non accessible content

The content that is not accessible is outlined below:

·         much of the site is not accessible but as we develop it we will ensure that the content and tools are compliant with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

Some documents and content are exempt from the regulations (such as live video content and PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services), so we do not currently have any plans to make them accessible. But if you need to access information in one of these document types, you can contact us and ask for an alternative format.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Aspects that do not meet WCAG 2.1 AA standards are listed below, including:

·           No video captions, transcriptions or audio descriptions

·           Colour contrast issues

·           Website content not navigable using a keyboard

·           Content in inaccessible documents such as old PDFs

·           Content in tables that are not marked up correctly

·           Content is not optimised to display on different screen sizes or orientation

·           No text alternatives for non-text content]

Where these fail any WCAG 2.1 success criterion we plan to fix them by end 2021.

Disproportionate burden

Not yet applicable but will be under continuous review

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

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 14 days.

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).

How we test this website

This website is currently being tested for accessibility compliance and these tests are being carried out internally.


Last updated

This statement was prepared on the 22nd October 2020. It was last updated on the 22nd October 2020.