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UCL is committed to ensuring our websites are inclusive and accessible for all. We also aim to create an environment that enables anyone to participate fully in university life – more information on how we ensure this for staff, students and visitors to our campus locations is here: Disability support

Accessibility statement

This statement relates to websites hosted on the ucl.ac.uk domain, and was prepared in September 2019 in accordance with The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) Accessibility Regulations 2018 No.952

Website standards compliance

Our website is built according to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. (AA standard)

It is designed in line with recognised best practice, and training in creating accessible content is provided to all site owners and editors.

We provide tools to enable editors to audit their content. This means that website content published on Drupal will work with assistive technologies that users might use, including screen readers or text-only browsers. 

Help to navigate our site

For guides to using assistive technologies to use websites with a range of devices visit: My Computer My Way (MCMW)

Content which may not be accessible

We are continuously working with editors to ensure they produce accessible content. Our site does contain 3rd party content and functionality. We are working with suppliers and our own site owners to ensure that any non-UCL content we publish, or systems we link to are also compliant. 

However, sometimes this may be out of our control. Our ambition is to reduce our reliance on non-compliant sites and tools, and we regularly review our supplier relationships. 

Please get in touch if you encounter a specific issue which we may be able to help you with.   

Getting advice and support

There are a number of departments and teams whose aim is to make everyone’s experience of UCL as inclusive as possible. Please contact us at digitalaccessibility@ucl.ac.uk if you have any problems or questions.

We are currently expanding the UCL Accessibility Hub online – this will be the source of all the information, students, staff and visitors will need to make their experience on campus the best and most inclusive it can possibly be.

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the accessibility regulations. If you are not happy with our response, or want to raise a specific concern, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS)