This accessibility statement applies to

This website is run by Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC). We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to (via a button on the bottom left of the page):

  • change colours, size and spacing of fonts, underline links, change cursor size and activate a reading guide line
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

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 may not fully accessible, and this relates primarily to the web pages surrounding historical events and workshops and their training materials that are linked to outside of the scope of this website:

  • the text will not reflow in a single column when you change the size of the browser window
  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • some live video streams do not have captions

Feedback and contact information

If you need information or help or to report issues with using this website:

  • email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 14 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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

Science and Technologies Facilities Council 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 fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We are constantly reviewing and addressing any areas where we are not compliant and changes will be made along with content updates as new or replacement code become available to us.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

[Note: the wording about when the statement was prepared is legally required, so do not change it.]

This statement was prepared on 22/07/22. It was last reviewed on 22/07/22.

This website was last tested on 22/07/22. The test was carried out by STFC software developers.

At the time of the current review, this website is in development and has just been marked for first release. A set of tests were performed on every webpage using the WAVE Accessibility Tool with all errors and most warnings fixed at the time of development. The technology behind the website allows multiple content creators and we expect over time, standards may fall, but we will endeavor to review this statement and test the site once each year.