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Web Accessibility Statement

This Accessibility statement applies to the Museum of Classical Archaeology pages on the Faculty of Classics website, and also to the Museum's separate Online Catalogue website.

These websites are run by the Museum of Classical Archaeology. Our main webpages, which sit within the Faculty of Classics's website, are run on the University's Falcon platform. The University of Cambridge also has its own Accessibility Policy.

We are committed to making our websites and mobile applications accessible, in accordance with Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to: 

  • Zoom in to 300% without text spilling off the page
  • Navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • Navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • Listen to most of the website using a screen reader 

We've also made the text as simple as possible to understand.

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

 

How we tested this website

We have tested this website in-house, using the following:

 

How accessible this website is

We are using the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 to help us make this website accessible to everyone.

However, we know some parts of this website are not accessible to everyone:

  • you cannot modify the height or spacing of the text
  • most older PDF and Word documents are not accessible to screen reader software
  • not all videos have captions or transcripts
  • some parts of our online forms are difficult to navigate with just a keyboard
  • some text shows as very low contrast due to the design of the Falcon platform
  • there are no aria regions or page landmarks, due to the design of the Falcon platform

 

In addition, we have made no changes to our separate Online Catalogue website (see further below) and we are aware of the following limitations:

  • Images in the catalogue do not have alt text so cannot be read by a screen reader

 

What to do if you can't access parts of this website

Please get in touch if you need information from this website in a different format, like large text or an accessible PDF.

Email:
Tel.: 01223 330402

We are a small team but we will aim to answer your request in a timely manner.

 

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

Please do tell us if you find a problem with this website. We are a small team but we are always looking to improve the accessibility of our webpages. If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact:

 

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).

 

Contacting us by phone or visiting in person

Find out more by visiting our Museum Access page.

 

Technical information about this website's accessibility

The Museum of Classical Archaeology is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance Status

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.

 

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non-Compliance with the accessibility regulations

Principle 1: Perceivability

  • There is no non-text alternative to CAPTCHA on our booking forms. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).
  • Some videos lack captions, so the information in them isn’t available to people using a screen reader. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).
  • Some audio lacks transcriptions. These are mainly podcast content. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).
  • Some image buttons do not have alt text, due to the design of the Falcon platform. This doesn't meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).
  • There are no page regions or aria landmarks, due to the design of the Falcon platform. This doesn't meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (info and relationships).
  • Some parts of the text (especially links and some navigational headers) do not have adequate contrast, due to the design of the Falcon platform. This doesn't meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3 (contrast).

 

Principle 2: Operable

  • There is not always a way to skip the repeated content in the page header (for example, a ‘skip to main content’ option), due to the Falcon platform. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.1 (bypass blocks).
  • Some heading elements are not defined, due to the Falcon platform. This doesn't meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.6 (headings and labels).

 

Principle 3: Understandable

  • The CAPTCHA forms on the online booking forms do not have a label, due to the design of the Falcon platform. This doesn't meet WCAG 3.3.2 (labels and instructions).

 

Principle 4: Robust

  • Not all of our PDFs and other documents are meet accessibility standards - for example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role value). We are currently working on making them accessible or providing accessible alternatives.

 

Disproportionate burden

Online Catalogue (separate website)

We have made no changes to our separate Online Catalogue website because we are currently working on developing a new catalogue. We will ensure that any new tools are compliant. In particular, we are aware of the following areas of non-compliance:

  • There is no alt-text for any of the artwork images. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (Non-text Content).
  • Some image buttons do not have alt text, due to the design of the Falcon platform. This doesn't meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).
  • Some parts of the text (especially links and some navigational headers) do not have adequate contrast. This doesn't meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3 (contrast).
  • Some linked images are missing alternative text. This doesn't mean WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.4 (link purpose in context).

 

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

PDFs and other documents

  • Some of our older PDFs and word documents don’t meet accessibility standards - for example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role value).

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. However, we are currently working on updating all of our PDFs and other documents or providing alternative accessible versions.

 

Live video

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

 

What we're doing to improve accessibility

We are committed to continuing to improve accessibility to our website. If you would like to help us test this website, please get in touch:

 

Preparation of this Accessibility Statement

This statement was prepared on 23 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 23 September 2020.

This website was last tested in September 2020. The test was carried out in-house, by MOCA staff. We reviewed every webpage as part of our testing process.

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