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This statement applies to the Baskerville website ( and subdomains.

These websites are managed by Advanced Research Computing at the University of Birmingham. They are designed to be used by as many people as possible. The text should be clear and simple to understand. You should be able to:

  • zoom in up to 300% without problems
  • navigate most of the websites using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the websites using speech recognition software
  • use most of the websites using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

How accessible are the websites?

We believe that all of the websites are accessible. If you identify any accessibility issues then please contact us.

Request content in an accessible format

If you need information on the websites in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille, please contact us.

We'll consider your request and get back to you within 10 working days.

Report accessibility problems with the websites

If you find any problems that are not listed on this page or you think we're not meeting the accessibility requirements the please contact us.

Enforcement procedure

If you are unhappy with the response you have received from the University about your accessibility-related issue, you can make a complaint to the University by emailing

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 the websites’ accessibility

The University of Birmingham is committed to making its websites accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

These websites are fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

Non-accessible content

We are not aware of any non-accessible content on the websites.

Disproportionate burden

There are no accessibility problems on the websites that we wish to claim would be a disproportionate burden to fix.

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

We have not excluded any content from the scope of the accessibility regulations.

PDFs and other documents

Any content on the websites provided as PDFs or other document formats will meet accessibility standards.

How do we test the websites?

The websites were tested for compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines V2.1 level AA. These tests have been carried out internally using a combination of automated tools and manual checks.

What we're doing to improve accessibility

We've tested these websites and we will continue to test these websites to ensure that they comply with current and future accessibility requirements.

If you know of any way that we can improve the accessibility of our websites, please contact us.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was first prepared on 3rd November 2020. It was last updated on 3rd November 2020.