Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Statement for Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research

This website is run by blue 2 on behalf of the University of Dundee. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • 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’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.

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible:

  • you can’t modify the line height or spacing of text
  • embedded videos don’t have captions
  • text which has been hyperlinked or italicised stops screen readers

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

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 5 days.

If you can’t view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, call or email us for directions.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re 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:
Dr Catharine Goddard
Manager, Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research
Tel: +44 1382 383457

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’re 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

The University of Dundee Disability Services provides information on supporting staff, students and visitors who require assistance.
They can be contacted by:

Disability services can also be contacted through an online sign language interpreter, British Sign Language Scotland,

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research, University of Dundee, is committed to making its website 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.

Non accessible content

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


Some images don’t have a text alternative, so the information in them isn’t available to people using a screen reader. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).

Some images are decorative only and are not required to gain necessary information. These do not have alternative text as suggested by the guidelines. We plan to add text alternatives for all images which are embedded in pages by September 2020. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards. There are no instances of the site using an image or video rather than text as the sole way to convey information.


Pre-recorded videos do not always have captions. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.2.2 Captions (pre-recorded). We don’t plan to add captions to pre-recorded video streams because pre-recorded video published before 23 September 2020 are exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

This applies to the videos on the following pages:

How we tested this website

This website was last tested on 11/09/2019. The test was carried out by Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research Manager. The website was checked using Google Lighthouse ( and WAVE ( The  web site was also tested with screen reader software ‘Read and Write’ .

We used this approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test. All main section pages were tested. For subsections one or two sample pages were tested when all subsection pages have the same layout. If the layout and format of subsection pages was different within a given section all pages were tested.

We tested:
• our main website platform, available at

What we are doing to improve accessibility

We will continue to review the site and improve its structure and visuals for those navigating using the keyboard and screen readers.

This statement was prepared on 20 September 2019. It was last updated on 20 September 2019.