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Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Accessibility Statement for the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

This accessibility statement applies to all pages on the Museum’s website, and also to the Museum’s separate Online Catalogue website.

These websites are run by the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Our main webpages are run using the content management system Drupal. It should be noted that the University of Cambridge has its own Accessibility Policy.

We are committed to making our website and mobile applications accessible to all, in accordance with Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • Zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • Navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • Navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • Listen to most of the website using a screen reader

We have also made the text as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

 

How we tested this website

We have tested this website in-house, using the following:

 

How accessible this website is

We are using the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 to help us make this website accessible to everyone.

However, we know some parts of this website are not fully accessible to everyone:

  • You cannot modify the height or spacing of the text
  • Most older PDF and Word documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • Not all videos have captions or transcripts
  • Some parts of our online forms are difficult to navigate with just a keyboard
  • Some text shows as very low contrast due to the style and design used in Drupal
  • There are no aria regions or page landmarks, due to the design of Drupal

 

What to do if you can’t access parts of this website

Please get in touch if you need information from this website in a different format, like large text or an accessible PDF.

We are a small team but we will aim to answer your request in a timely manner.

 

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

Please do tell us if you find a problem with this website. We are always looking to improve the accessibility of our webpages. If you find any problems that are not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact:

visitor.services@maa.cam.ac.uk

 

Enforcement Procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you are not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

 

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

Find out more by visiting our Museum Access page.

 

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology 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 partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.

 

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons:

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Principle 1: Perceivability

  • Some of the pre-recorded audio content lacks transcriptions. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (Non-text Content)
  • Some of the pre-recorded video content lacks captions, so the information in them isn’t available to people using a screen reader. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.2.2 (Captions)
  • The pre-recorded audio and video content does not provide sign language interpretation. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.2.6 (Sign Language)
  • There are no page regions or aria landmarks due to the design used in Drupal. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (Info and Relationships)
  • Some parts of the text (especially links and some navigational headers) do not have adequate contrast due to the style and design used in Drupal. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3 (Contrast)
  • For blocks of text, foreground and background colours cannot be selected by the user. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.8 (Visual Presentation)

Principle 2: Operable

  • There is not always a way to skip the repeated content in the page header (for example, a ‘skip to main content’ option). This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.1 (Bypass Blocks)

Principle 3: Understandable

  • There may be confusion over the pronunciation of certain words (for example, the archived exhibition page Gióng). There is no on-site mechanism available for identifying and assisting with this. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 3.1.6 (Pronunciation)

Principle 4: Robust

All success criteria are met.

Disproportionate burden

Online Catalogue (separate website)

The new website for our Online Catalogue was launched in August 2020. We have made every effort to ensure that the website is accessible to as many users as possible. However, we are aware of the following areas of non-compliance:

  • Some image buttons do not have alt text due to the design of the Linear Blue platform. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (Non-text Content)
  • Some parts of the text (especially links and some navigational headers) do not have adequate contrast. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3 (Contrast)

We have assessed the cost of fixing these issues and believe that doing so now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

PDFs and other documents

  • Some of our older PDF and Word documents do not meet accessibility standards. For example, they may not be structured in a way that makes them accessible to a screen reader. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (Name, Role Value)

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they are not essential to providing our services. However, we are currently working on updating all of our PDFs and other documents or providing alternative accessible versions.

Any new PDF or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

 

Live video

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

 

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We are committed to continuing to improve accessibility to our website. If you would like to help us test this website, please get in touch: visitor.services@maa.cam.ac.uk

 

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 13th April 2021. It was last reviewed on 4th May 2021.

This website was last tested in May 2021. The test was carried out in-house by MAA staff. We reviewed every webpage as part of our testing process.

 

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