Accessibility statement

Accessibility Statement for Ligatus’s website

This website and subsites are run by Dr. Athanasios Velios, Reader in Documentation, University of the Arts London (UAL). This accessibility statement applies to the websites served under the following domain:

This website uses HTML 5 (HyperText Mark-up Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) to render content. We have also used other technologies including JavaScript on certain areas of the website. The website is structured using the Drupal Content Management System.

We commit to ensuring this website is as accessible as possible and we want as many people as possible to be able to use it. This means that you should be able to:

  • access the website regardless of the device and browser you are using
  • 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

We have also tried to make the website text as easy to understand as possible although we recognise we have more work to do on this.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible this website is

We know that some parts of the website are not fully accessible:

  • page elements with click functionality are not always marked as such
  • some javascript functions are built using links which do not lead anywhere
  • embedded content served by external websites may not be accessible
  • some page regions do not have a label
  • some images may be missing alternative text
  • some alternative text is not descriptive of the image, especially when photographs of documents are presented which would require transcription

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in an alternative, more accessible format please contact Dr. Athanasios Velios:
Please include details of the content you need and the required format or the service you are trying to access.
We aim to provide you with an initial response within two working days and will provide clear information about how we will deal with your request.

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: Dr. Athanasios Velios:
We aim to provide you with an initial response within two working days and will provide clear information about how we will deal with your enquiry or complaint.
If you feel we have not answered your enquiry or complaint satisfactorily, please contact us again. We will escalate your enquiry or complaint to Prof Malcolm Quinn, Associate Dean of Research in Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon colleges who will work with the team who provides the content or the service to get you a response.

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).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

For information about contacting us by phone or to arrange a visit to our offices please visit the Contact Us page or find our address and telephone at the footer of every webpage on the website.

More information about accessing our buildings is available from AccessAble.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

UAL 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 listed below.

Non-accessible content

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

  • Some images may not have alternative (alt) text descriptions. This fails WCAG Success Criterion 1.1.1 Non-text Content (Level A). While we have made a great effort to provide alternative text descriptions, we welcome reports of those missing.
  • Images from the John Latham Archive have the same text as alternative text description as we have not had the opportunity to transcribe of provide a summary for each document.

What we are doing to improve accessibility

We have recently upgraded our instance of Drupal to a recent version which includes better assistive technologies. For information on Drupal’s new accessibility features please see: This migration fixed the following problems:

  • page elements including menus were not tagged for assistive technology (ARIA attributes)
  • page elements with click functionality were not always marked as such
  • the menu button under the header could not be triggered using the keyboard
  • some page regions did not have a label

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 21 September 2020 and revised on the 28 July 2022.
This website was last tested on 28 July 2022. The test was carried out by Dr. Athanasios Velios.
Testing of the website was done using the WAVE Evaluation Tool which is a Firefox extension:
The selection of pages we tested were:

  • Homepages of the site and subsites
  • Pages that provide search/querying functionality
  • Sample records from the John Latham Archive and the Language of Bindings Thesaurus

You can run your own accessibility test for the website over here: