Website Accessibility Statement

    The statement covers the website. 

    The purpose of the website: The UK Science Festivals Network website is operated by British Science Association and aims to unite and celebrate science festivals across the UK. This web platform is run by the British Science Association, who are committed to making their website as accessible as possible for persons with visual, hearing, cognitive and motor impairments. The users are able to: 

    • change colours, contrast levels and fonts 
    • zoom in up to 200% 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 
    • navigate the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver) 

    We have also made the website text as simple as possible to understand. 

    My Computer My Way has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability. 


    Feedback and contact information 

    If you need information on this website in an alternative format, such as accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille: please contact us by using this data: 

    We will consider your request and get back to you in 10 working days. 


    Reporting accessibility problems with this website 

    We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, please 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 

    The UK Science Festival Network 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 compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.


    What we are doing to improve accessibility 

    We are doing the following to improve the accessibility of our Website: 

    • We have conducted an external audit to evaluate the current state of our online platform. 
    • We have had accessibility training to better understand existing accessibility issues that are currently present on our online platform. 
    • We are planning to fix the issues based on the external audit in the near future. 


    Preparation of this accessibility statement 

    This statement was prepared on 10 March 2021. It was last reviewed on 14 June 2021. 

    This website was last tested on 12 May 2021. The test was carried out by  Dig Inclusion Ltd (