We are committed to providing websites that are accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability.
Our webteam is actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of uhi.ac.uk and the sites developed by the team across the university and in doing so adhere to available standards and guidelines.
We have undertaken to use our knowledge and understanding of the ways in which different people access the internet, to develop a website that is clear and simple for everybody to use.
We have used HTML and CSS that conforms to specification, as laid out by the W3C because we believe that usability and accessibility must have a solid foundation. If anything on this web site does not validate correctly, please contact us.
We have also endeavoured to achieve AA accessibility as measured against version 2.1 of the WCAG. We are aware however, that a number of the checkpoints of the WCAG are subjective - and although we are sure that we have met them squarely, there may be instances where interpretation may vary.
Whilst we strive 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. In particular, text-to-speech tools can be designed to be used on English text and as such when viewing Gaelic pages on our site they are unlikely to be as effective.
We are aware that some 3rd party content on our site does not conform to WCAG AA. Elements such as :
- Youtube embeds
- Facebook widgets
- Twitter widgets
- Google maps
We support our web content with a large number of PDFs. We are aware of a number of issues with these and are systematically working through our repository to resolve them.
Getting in touch
If you encounter information or elements of the website you cannot access or are aware of a specific accessibility issue, please contact the webteam.