This website is published by the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Agri-Food Robotics. We want as many people as possible to be able to access and use our website and the information it contains. Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of everything we do, and we believe our online resources should be inclusive and accessible.
This Accessibility Statement applies to the website www.agriforwards-cdt.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk/. It does not necessarily apply to other linked sub-domains or partner sites. Please see the respective statements for such sites.
In developing our website, we aim to use modern web technologies and practices to ensure that our site is perceivable, operable, understandable and robust.
Making Our Website Accessible
- We have considered the needs of different web users, including people with visual impairment, hearing loss or deafness, reduced mobility, cognitive impairment or epilepsy.
- We try to use clear and logical navigation structure, such as our main navigation menus, and predictable user interface components, such as search bars and buttons.
- The fonts and colours we use have been chosen for their legibility and to provide sufficient colour contrast for users with visual impairments or colour-blindness.
- Users can use tools built into modern web browsers to increase text size.
- As much as possible, we try to use language and sentence structures that are easy to comprehend.
- We aim to structure our web pages so that they can be navigated by people using assistive technologies, such as screen readers, or with keyboard only input.
- We recognise that multimedia content can be inaccessible for some web users and aim to provide suitable alternative text, captions or transcripts where possible.
- We understand that forms and tables in particular need good structure to be accessible to users with different needs.
We know there are some areas of the website where we will not meet the WCAG 2.1 AA standard in full.
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below. Partially compliant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard.
We know that certain aspects of this website may prevent it from being fully accessible:
- Suspicious link text – Link text contains extraneous text or may not make sense out of context. Terms like “Click here” or “Read more” have been used on buttons or links through to other pages within the site and these have been flagged as potential issues by our accessibility checker. To mitigate any potential issues where this terminology has been used, we have added an aria-label to describe the link meaning, e.g. “Click to read more about this post”.
- Redundant links – Certain pages within this site contain duplicate links to the same page. This has been done to give users viewing the site easier access to these pages. Where appropriate, an aria-label has been added to give a fuller description for these links.
- Colour contrast – The colour of the text and the colour of the background are not in sufficient contrast to each other. The use of coloured text and a white background on contact buttons specifically the ‘we value your feedback’ button. To fix this would result in change the branding colour of the logos which would be confusing for the user.
There may be some decorative images or multimedia content which do not provide adequate alternative text, transcripts or captions.
Some functionality, may not be accessible to all users.
We do not always provide a ‘Skip to Main Content’ function for users of screen readers or keyboard input to skip repeated navigation elements.
There are also legacy documents and other file types (such as PDFs, Word documents or Excel files) hosted on our website which may not be fully accessible.
Assessments and Enhancements
We self-assess our site using the Wave Web Accessibility tool and attempt to address issues where possible.
Make a Request
You can request information on this website in an accessible format and we will attempt to provide it. If part of this website is not accessible to you, or you believe improvements can be made, please contact the AgriFoRwArdS Team in the first instance via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to discuss support available for students with disabilities, please contact