Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to the BDF public website ( only. 

This website is run by Creative Media, a department within The University of Birmingham. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to: 

zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen 

navigate most of the website using just a keyboard 

navigate most of the website using 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: 

you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text 

certain parts of of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard, specifically the date pickers 

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:

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 

Creative Media 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 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below. 

Non-accessible content 

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations 

Not applicable.

Disproportionate burden 

Not applicable, there are no areas of the website that could be considered disproportionate burdens. 

Navigation and accessing information 

User’s are able to skip the repeated content in the page header (for example, a ‘skip to main content’ option). 

Interactive tools and transactions 

Some of our interactive forms are difficult to navigate using a keyboard.

Our forms are built with third party software (plugins) and ‘skinned’ to look like our website. 

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations 

PDFs and other documents 

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

360 imagery and video 

We do not plan to further develop accessibility features in our 360 imagery and video because it is built using third party software and is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations. 

Online maps 

We do not incorporate online maps into this website.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility 

Our accessibility roadmap, summarised below, shows how and when we plan to improve accessibility on this site. This roadmap is subject to change, and the site will continue to be audited and adjusted. 

  • We will check and update all images and video to ensure appropriate accessibility methods are being used (alt tags, captions etc) 
  • We will run a full audit of the website using Silktide and begin to adjust our website accordingly based on the findings of that audit 

Preparation of this accessibility statement 

This statement was prepared on 16/12/2022. It was last reviewed on 16/12/2022. 

This website was last tested on 16/12/2022. The test was carried out by Creative Media.