Scope and ownership

This accessibility statement applies to, a website hosted by Queen Mary’s University of London.

The Buying Social Justice project team is responsible for the digital accessibility of this website.

Using the website

This website is run by the Buying Social Justice project team. The content of this website had been developed to meet the accessibility standards outlined in this statement. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website, which means that you should be able to:

  • Change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • Zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • Navigate the website using just a keyboard
  • Navigate the website using speech recognition software
  • Listen to most of the website using a screen reader (most well-known screen readers)

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

For more advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability, visit the AbilityNet website.

Accessibility of the website

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible. We have listed these below:

  • Issues with the colour contrast have been dealt with as far as possible. The only remaining issue relates to the ‘Share on Twitter’ button which uses the Twitter logo which may make this feature of the site difficult to use for some users.
  • Poor reflow and resizing of the site when zoomed may cause issues for some users.

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, please visit contact us.

Reporting accessibility problems with the website

We have tested a sample of pages on the website. If you find an issue we have not yet identified, you can report it to us. We’ll pass this information to the website owner who will review the issue, make sure it is included in our plan to fix issues and add it into the accessibility statement when it is next updated.
Please contact us to report an accessibility problem.

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).

Ways To contact us

You can contact us by email or phone. If you prefer to visit us in person, get in touch and we’ll advise on which teams are available to meet with you. Information on how to contact us is available on our contact us webpage and in the site footer section.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The Buying Social Project team are committed to making this website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018, reflecting the accessibility policies of the project’s partner organisations and the project’s funder, UKRI.

Compliance status

This website is not 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 accessibility regulations

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Content not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

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.

We are working to review the PDFs and Word documents that are essential to providing our services. We’ll either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.

Any new PDFs or Word documents published after 4 July 2022 will meet accessibility standards.

Pre-recorded time-based media published before 4 July 2022

We do not plan to add captions to pre-recorded time-based media published before 4 July 2022 because these are exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

Live video

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

Preparation of accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 20/6/2022. It was last reviewed on 20/6/2022.

This website was last tested on 20/6/2022. The test was carried out by Max Communications Ltd the site’s developer.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We are working to address the issues identified in the ‘Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations’ section above. We will prioritise our efforts to address the issues with the highest impact on users. We are working to develop an accessibility roadmap to show how and when we plan to improve accessibility on this website.