Accessibility Statement for sustainable-fashion.com

This website is run by Centre for Sustainable Fashion, University of the Arts London (UAL). This accessibility statement applies to sustainable-fashion.com.

This website uses HTML 5 (HyperText Mark-up Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) to render content. We have also used other technologies including JavaScript on certain areas of the website.

 

Centre for Sustainable Fashion is built on WIX, and you can read the WIX accessibility statement

We commit to ensuring this website is as accessible as possible and we want as many people as possible to be able to use it. This means that you should be able to:

  • access the website regardless of the device and browser you are using

  • zoom in up to 300% 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, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We have also tried to make the website text as easy to understand as possible although we recognise we have more work to do on this.

 

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

How accessible this website is

We know that some parts of the website are not fully accessible:

  • we have archive publications, which are not fully accessible to screen reader software they are labelled (Archive Publication)

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in an alternative, more accessible format please contact: Centre for Sustainable Fashion, sustainability@fashion.arts.ac.uk

 

Please include details of the content you need and the required format or the service you are trying to access. We will then work with the team who own the content or the service to get you what you need.

We aim to provide you with an initial response within two working days and will provide clear information about how we will deal with your request.

Reporting 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: Centre for Sustainable Fashion, sustainability@fashion.arts.ac.uk

 

We aim to provide you with an initial response within two working days and will provide clear information about how we will deal with your enquiry or complaint.

 

If you feel we have not answered your enquiry or complaint satisfactorily, please contact us again. We will escalate your enquiry or complaint to Director of Centre for Sustainable Fashion, who will work with the team who provides the content or the service to get you a response.

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 us in person

For information about contacting us by phone or to arrange a visit to our offices please visit the Contact Us page and complete our enquiry form. Or via the information below:

 

London College of Fashion,

UAL 272 High Holborn, Holborn,

London

WC1V 7EY

 

020 7514 6010

 

More information about accessing our buildings is available from AccessAble.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

UAL 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

  • Field Label is not visible on the search bar section in our site’s header visible across the site. This fails WCAG Success Criterion 3.3.2 Labels or Instructions (Level A). 

    This site is built using Wix, we've been in contact with their support team to find a solution for the Field label problem and they have advised there is no way to fit, therefore we can't fix this issue. We'll continue to revisit and aim to find a solution.

    If you encounter any issues with the search functionality, in that if you can't use it or find what you are searching for, please contact us on: sustainability@fashion.arts.ac.uk

Content that’s not within scope of the accessibility regulations

  • None of the documents linked from our website that were published before 23 September 2018 are accessible. We are not required to make these documents accessible as they are not needed for active administrative processes.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We have done an extensive re-design to improve our sites accessibility. We will continue to check all content and aim to find a fix for the one outstanding issue.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 3 March 2021. It was last reviewed on 3 March 2021. This website was last tested on 3 March 2021. The test was carried out by our digital content officer at Centre for Sustainable Fashion.

We used the following automated accessibility tools, assistive technology and manual testing methods to test a sample of pages of our website. These included:

  • WAVE from WebAIM

  • Siteimprove Accessibility Checker

  • Manually auditing the alt text of all images

  • Manually checking colour contrast of text 

The selection of pages we tested were:

  • The homepage

  • The Projects page

  • The About Us page

  • Contact Us

  • Blogs feed