The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) Accessibility Regulations 2018 came into force on 23 September 2018 and require King’s College London to ensure that all its digital content (websites, intranets, online documents and applications) comply with the WCAG 2.1AA Accessibility Standards on a published timescale from 22 September 2019 to 22 September 2020. King’s is required to publish an Accessibility Statement for each digital platform which includes details of content that doesn’t meet the accessibility standards, and how individuals can request an accessible version of this content if required.
King’s College London has convened a college-wide action group to address the accessibility of its digital information and actions are currently being undertaken around:
- Assessing, prioritising and improving the accessibility of the 100+ digital platforms in use at King’s and highest priority is being given to those holding student teaching materials;
- Improving the accessibility of online teaching materials;
- Ensuring all future purchases or development of digital platforms are accessible;
- Ensuring that all future teaching materials being developed and uploaded are accessible.
The first of the completed Accessibility Statements will be published in December 2019. For the digital platforms assessed as having the highest impact upon users.
- Contensis - www.kcl.ac.uk
- Contensis - King’s Maths School
- Contensis – King’s Venues
- Invigilator Bookings
- Syllabus Plus – WRB
- Azure (Authentication)
Each platform’s Accessibility Statement will contain information for the user in relation to a contact point for an accessible format of specific inaccessible parts. This will vary depend upon the owners of each platforms and its content within Kings College London.
For those digital platforms which are still undergoing assessment and development, and not included in the above list, the user is asked to contact the King’s Diversity and inclusion Team on firstname.lastname@example.org specifying the platform concerned and their specific accessibility requirements.
23 September 2019
Access keys - currently not supported on all pages
Access keys are keyboard shortcuts which allow the user to navigate around a website or a piece of computer software without having to use a mouse or other pointing device.
Summary of the access keys on our site
|Access key||Points to|
||Returns to the homepage
||Research and innovation
||Giving to King's
||Terms and conditions