Web Accessibility Statement

This statement is for the LSTM website, managed by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine at the following URL https://www.lstmed.ac.uk/   

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website.  To this end, our aim is for people using our website to be able to do the following:

•            change colours, contrast levels and fonts

•            zoom in up to 400% without the text spilling off the screen

•            navigate the website using just a keyboard

•            listen to the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

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

How accessible is this website?

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.  However, we are aware that the accessibility of our site is highly variable and that our site requires considerable improvement and a substantial effort to achieve the AAA standard we aspire to.  We have committed to a programme of work over the next 12 months to achieve this aim. Please bear with us in the meantime.  We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website

Whilst LSTM strives to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website. 

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read formatting, audio recording or braille, please contact info@lstmed.ac.uk

If you are an LSTM student with existing arrangements or reasonable adjustments, please contact the Student Advice and Welfare team: SAW@lstmed.ac.uk

Reporting accessibility issues with this website

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website.  If you find any problems that aren't listed on this page or think we're not meeting accessibility requirements, contact info@lstmed.ac.uk. We will acknowledge your query within 7 working days.

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). https://www.equalityadvisoryservice.com

Non accessible content

Some of the documents on this website may not currently meet the accessibility standards.  These may include PDFs and older Microsoft Office Files published before 23rd September 2019.  We do not plan on amending these documents, but you can request an alternative version.

Content not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

LSTM’s website may include content that is not within the scope on accessibility regulations.  This includes but is not limited to:

•            Live Video

How we tested this website

We appointed Manta Ray Media to conduct an extensive audit of this website, systematically checking the site against a set of the W3C WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 published by Elsevier We undertake an audit of content uploaded to our Website annually.  We also conduct manual testing against known content that is due for updating against accessibility issues which are not able to be found through automated testing.

How we are improving accessibility

We will ensure that documents and in scope content is made accessible upon creation, providing guidance and training to LSTM staff to assist in following accessibility standards.

This statement was prepared on (31st August 2020).