Accessibility statement


This statement applies to content published on the main domain It does not apply to content accessed via other domains/sub domains. For other web addresses you should refer to the accessibility statement for that domain or sub domain. This website is run by Imperial College London. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • Listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)
  • Resize to the size of your window, and display a readable text size whichever device you are using
  • Zoom in up to 175% without the text spilling off the screen
  • Change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • Navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • 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
  • Navigate most of this website using just a keyboard

How accessible this website is

Video content does not have captions, transcriptions, or audio descriptions

Poor colour contrast

Some heading elements are not consistent

Some buttons are not correctly identified, multiple “read more” buttons with no clear identification on all pages, as well as “view” buttons under Briefings page.

The text will not reflow in a single column when you change the size of the browser window

You cannot modify the line height or spacing of text

Some of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard

You may not be able to skip to the main content when using a screen reader

Link on footer is missing a discernible text

Several PDFs under “Briefings” tab

Climate risk tab features links to blogs with a slider, moving images

Link names are missing from elements on most pages, mostly “Climate Risk” part

Feedback and contact information


If you need information on this website in a different format (word, HTML, accessible PDF, large print) please email:

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 7 working days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website


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:

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).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility


The UK Universities Climate Network (UUCN)  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 the non-compliances listed below.

Non-accessible content


Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

WCAG 1.3.1WCAG 4.1.2 Aria allowed Role, Climate Risk pages

WCAG 2.4.4WCAG 4.1.2 Link name, on all elements under Climate risk pages

WCAG 2.4.4WCAG 4.1.2 Link name on footer on all pages

WCAG 1.4.3 Colour Contrast is low on all “Read more” and “view” buttons, all pages.


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

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. We are not planning to fix such documents. We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.


PDFs and other documents

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


Live videos

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 aiming to resolve the accessibility errors that are listed above by 30 September 2023.


Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 27/10/2022. It was last reviewed on 31/10/22.

This website was last tested on 27/10/2022. The test was carried out internally using google accessibility insights for web assessment tool.

We used this approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test:

tested web site’s pages under main tabs manually using Google Chrome Accessibility insights for Web.