Accessibility Statement

Scope and ownership

This accessibility statement applies to the Westminster Animation website ( The School of Media and Communication is responsible for the digital accessibility of this website. 

Using the website 

This website is run by the University of Westminster. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website, which means that you should be able to:  

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (most well-known screen readers)

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

For more advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability, visit the AbilityNet website.

Accessibility of the website  

 We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible and have listed the issues according to level of impact, from high to low:

Higher priority issues

  • Some pages lack a heading structure, as heading semantics are not provided. Users cannot use the headings to understand the page structure and may struggle to navigate the page content.
  • Text with insufficient colour contrast can be difficult to read, especially for those with low vision, poor eyesight, or colour blindness.
  • Some videos and audios do not have the required caption controls or transcriptions available.
  • Some pages have illogical focus order. Keyboard-only users depend on meaningful focus order.
  • Some interactive elements lack a visible focus indicator. Users who rely on keyboard might lose track of the navigation
  • The content cannot be resized with browser settings. Users relying on browser text resize might have difficulties reading the content on the pages

Lower priority issues

  • Some page lack a descriptive page title. This may cause initial confusion over the purpose of the page.
  • Some images represent unique information on the page. Due to the lack of alternative text, users might miss this information  

Feedback and contact information  

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille, please visit our digital accessibility contact us webpage for information on how to request this. 

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We have tested a sample of pages on the website. If you find an issue we have not yet identified, you can report it to us. We’ll pass this information to the website owner who will review the issue, make sure it is included in our plan to fix issues and add it into the accessibility statement when it is next updated. 

Please visit our digital accessibility contact us webpage for information on how to report an accessibility problem.

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).

Ways to contact us 

 You can contact us by email or phone. If you prefer to visit us in person, get in touch and we’ll advise on which teams are available to meet with you.

 Information on how to contact us is available on our digital accessibility contact us webpage.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility 

The University of Westminster is committed to making its websites 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 to the non-compliances listed below.

Non-accessible content 

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

  • Homepage does not have a descriptive page title (WCAG 2.1 success criteria 2.4.2)
  • There is a flat heading hierarchy on all pages which does not reflect the content hierarchy. Some list items are not semantically marked up (WCAG 2.1 success criteria 1.3.1).
  • The colour scheme on the website does not provide sufficient contrast for text and some UI elements (WCAG 2.1 success criteria 1.4.3 and 1.4.11).
  • Some links rely on colour alone (WCAG 2.1 success criteria 1.4.1).
  • There are videos which do not have accurate captions and a transcript or Audio Description for content that is not already provided in the body of the page (WCAG 2.1 success criteria and 1.2.5)
  • The focus order in the carousel on the homepage is illogical and hidden elements on all pages receive focus (WCAG 2.1 success criteria 2.4.3).
  • The focus indicator on some functional images is not visible (WCAG 2.1 success criteria 2.4.7)
  • Text resize is not supported on the site (WCAG 2.1 success criteria 1.4.4)
  • The functional homepage logo and some images of text do not have an appropriate text alternative (WCAG success criteria 1.1.1)

Disproportionate burden 


Content not within the scope of the accessibility regulation 

PDFs and other documents

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 working to review the PDFs and Word documents that are essential to providing our services. We’ll either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish after 23 September 2020 will meet accessibility standards.

Pre-recorded time-based media published before 23 September 2020

We do not plan to add captions to pre-recorded time-based media published before 23 September 2020 because these are exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

Live video

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

Preparation of this accessibility statement 

This statement was prepared on 3rd September 2020. It was last reviewed on 16th September 2021. 

This website was last tested on 18th August 2020. The test was carried out by AbilityNet, an external auditor who specialises in digital accessibility.

We took expert advice from AbilityNet to identify a sample of pages to test. AbilityNet selected a sample of webpages based on [AbilityNet form of wording].

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We are working to address the issues identified in the ‘Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations’ section above. We will prioritise our efforts to address the issues with the highest impact on users. We are working to develop an accessibility roadmap to show how and when we plan to improve accessibility on this website.