Accessibility for King's web applications
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 2.1 AA Accessibility Standards.
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.
Accessibility Statements are available for the below applications and websites:
- Business World (internal access needed)
- Echo 360
- King's Blogs service
- King's Intranet (internal access needed)
- King's main website
- King's Maths School
- King's Teachers
- King's Venues
- Mahara (King's ePortfolio Service)
- Medical Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership Website
- Mercury 4
- Report and Support
- Resource Booker
- Rizikon Assurance (Supplier Assurance System)
- Scientia ES3
- Staff Survey People Insight
- Student Services Online
- Turnitin (Feedback Studio)
Applications used by King's
In many cases King's uses 3rd applications to manage content and these will have their own specific statements. These statements are hosted and maintained by the vendors and as such the links below link away from the King's website.
- Contensis - The main university Content Management System. Accessibility statement on the current Contensis version hosted by Zengenti.
- Siteimprove - Accessibility statement produced by Siteimprove
- SafeZone - Accessibility statement produced by SafeZone Website
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 King's College London.
If you have any accessibility concerns about any digital platform at King's, please contact the Equality, Diversity and inclusion Team on firstname.lastname@example.org, specifying the platform concerned and their specific accessibility requirements.
Contact Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
For more information or assistance please contact Equality, Diversity & Inclusion