The University’s website accessibility statement is part of a formal policy that addresses disability in the broadest sense.
The University of Edinburgh is committed to a policy of equal opportunities for all.
We aim to create an environment that enables anyone to participate fully in the mainstream of university life.
We have a formal policy that addresses disability, as defined by the Equality Act 2010, and includes:
The University has several policy documents concerning disability.
Information for staff is on the Human Resources website. A project is currently underway within University HR Services to initiate a Staff Disability Policy and supporting framework.
The draft Staff Disability Policy has been developed and is currently being consulted on.
Please contact Human Resources if you have any questions about the Staff Disability policy. Danny Higginson is currently the Staff Disability Officer for the University and can provide information and to advice to disabled individuals and generic advice on staff disability.
Information for students is on the Student Disability Service website. This policy document is currently under review.
There is also a single equality strategy, for staff and students, to ensure that equality and diversity are guiding principles in our pursuit of academic excellence.
The University has a formal policy on website accessibility. The policy states that the University of Edinburgh is committed to ensuring that its websites are accessible to the widest possible audience, including disabled users.
Our website is built using Extensible Hypertext Markup Language (XHTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), according to World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards.
It is designed to comply with our own accessibility standards, in line with recognised best practice.
For example, our website follows the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and the British standard BS 8878 framework for web accessibility.