This website is run by The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 28 days.
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, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).
If you contact us before your visit, we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter. Our office is not fitted with an induction loop.
British Sign Language Scotland runs a service for British Sign Language users and all of Scotland’s public bodies using video relay. This enables sign language users to contact public bodies and vice versa. The service operates from 8am to 12 midnight, 7 days a week.
British Sign Language Scotland service details
You can contact us at the following address:
The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities
The University of Edinburgh
Hope Park Square
T: +44 (0)131 650 4671
The University of Edinburgh is committed to making its websites accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.
PDFs and other documents
Many of our older PDFs and Word documents do not meet accessibility standards - for example, they may not be structured so they are 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’re not essential to providing our services. For example, we do not plan to fix our 2017 – 2018 Annual Report.
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
This website was last tested on 22 October 2019. The test was carried out by the Digital Innovation Team for the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at The University of Edinburgh.
We used an automated on-page accessibility tool to test a small selection of pages that would test the range of templates used on the site. We tested:
We have a process of continual improvement for assessing and fixing issues, including accessibility. This statement was prepared on 28 October 2019. It was last updated on 30 October 2019.