Accessibility statement for Imperial Graduation Website

This accessibility statement applies to the Imperial Graduation 2024 website.

This website is run by Imperial College London Graduation Team. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts.
  • zoom in up to 400% without the text spilling off the screen.
  • navigate most of the website using a keyboard or speech recognition software.
  • 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 are not fully accessible:

  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software.
  • The main navigation and key elements are not fully responsive to screen readers.
  • live video streams do not have captions.
  • some of the pages are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard.
  • you cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader and with keyboard only
  • there’s a limit to how far you can magnify the map on our ‘contact us’ page.

Feedback and contact information

If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, or If you need information on this website in a different format contact:

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

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

Imperial College London Graduation team 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 2.2 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

  1. The links on the header [ “Welcome” “about the day” “Past & Future” and “Ceremony guides”] do not have unique labels. As they are all labelled as “navigation this may cause some screen users confusion. However, link names are correct. This fails WCAG 4.1.1 Duplicate-id-aria criteria. We are aiming to resolve this by October 2024.
  2. 3 pop up elements [“about the day” “I -logo- contents” “09:30 Ceremony”] on the bottom of the screen do not have alternative text. These may not be announced correctly by screen readers. This fails WCAG 1.1.1 Alt-image criteria. We are aiming to resolve this by October 2024.
  3. The image of imperial Logo, bottom of the screen pop up element is missing a link name. It is not announced as a link by screen readers. This fails SCAG 2.4.4 A (Link Purpose) and WCAG 4.1.2 (name role, value) criteria. We are aiming to resolve this by October 2024.
  4. There is a list function under the pop-up element bottom of the screen, which is not structured correctly. Therefore, assistive technologies users may find it difficult to interpret the list. This fails 1.3.1 Info and relationships criteria. We are aiming to resolve this by October 2024.

Disproportionate burden


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

Live video

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 have stated the timescales we are intending to resolve accessibility under the “non accessible content” part of this statement for the known issues. Should there be any further accessibility shortfalls we will add those into our roadmap and aim to resolve them in the shortest time possible.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 01/05/2024.

This website/app was last tested on 01/05/2024 against the WCAG 2.2 AA standards.

The test was carried out internally. The most viewed pages were tested using automated testing tools by our team. (Wave and Google Accessibility insights for web), manually using NVDA, Voiceover and Spoken content).

A further audit of the website will be carried out to the WCAG 2.2 AA standard. Assessment will be done a third-party quality assurance company. And the statement will be updated accordingly.