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Accessibility Statement

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Website Accessibilty Statement

The statement covers this website (

The purpose of the website is to provide information and news and encourage partnership. It is run by British Science Association, who are committed to making this site as accessible as possible for persons with visual, hearing, cognitive and motor impairments.

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand. My Computer My Way has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

We are doing the following to improve the accessibility of this site, and the other websites and platforms we run:

  • We have conducted a review to evaluate the current state of this site.
  • We have had accessibility training to better understand existing accessibility issues that are currently present.

How accessible the website is

Although we constantly test our online platform to the WCAG 2.1 guidelines to ensure it works on both desktop and mobile devices, currently there are some barriers that may prevent disabled users access to the website.

These issues are listed in the Compliance Status section at the bottom of this page.

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in an alternative format, please contact us. We will consider your request and get back to you within 10 working days.

  • Email:

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, please contact:

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The British Science Association 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 not compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. The non-compliances are listed below.

Time-Based Media

  • A YouTube video includes “Thanks to” text credits at the end, but there is no audio description or media alternative to describe them.
    • (1.2.3 Audio Description or Media Alternative (Prerecorded) [level A])
    • (1.2.5 Audio Description (Prerecorded) [level AA])


  • The arrow graphic that indicates an accordion is open does not have sufficient colour contrast against the background.
    • (1.4.11 Non-text Contrast [level AA])

Keyboard Accessible

  • There is no keyboard access to the dropdown links in the primary navigation.
    • (2.1.1 Keyboard [level A]


  • There is no visible keyboard focus to the accordions in the FAQs.
    • (2.4.7 Focus Visible [level AA])


  • The iframe that wraps the YouTube content does not have a title.
    • (4.1.2 Name, Role, Value [level A])

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 28 March 2024.

This website was last tested on March 21 – 27, 2024. The test was carried out by GrackleDocs (