How accessible the website is

Parts of this website are not fully accessible. For example:

·        some pages and document attachments are not clearly written

·        some tables do not have row headers

·        some pages have poor colour contrast

·        some heading elements are not consistent

·        some images do not have good alternative text

·        some buttons are not correctly identified

·        some error messages are not clearly associated with form controls

·        many older documents in PDF format are not fully accessible]

What we do about known issues

We work to achieve and maintain WCAG 2.1 AA standards, but it is not always possible for all our content to be accessible. Where content is not accessible, we will state a reason, warn users and offer alternatives.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The Faraday Institution is committed to making its website accessible in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

This website is partially compliant with the  Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the known issues listed below.

Non accessible content

The content that is not accessible is outlined below with details of:

–      WCAG 1.3.1. and WCAG 4.1.2 (Label) On the Cookie consent pop up: Form elements of “statistics” and “marketing” cookie selection are not labelled correctly. Also, under the contacts page “submit” button on the form is missing label. Screen reader users may not be able to access these options/utilise these comments correctly.

–      WCAG 4.1.2 (nested interactive) Similarly as above, on the cookie consent pop up, form elements “statistics” and “marketing” are not nested therefore they are not focusable, therefore they are not likely to be announced by screen readers.

–       WCAG 2.4.4 and WCAG 4.1.2 (missing link name) 1- Privacy policy link on the cookie consent pop up, 2- some links on the footer 3- Multiscale modelling Logo (link to home page) 4- All links to team members under the “Team” tab are missing link names. 

–      WCAG 1.4.3 All links including main tabs are featured in light blue on white background which does not meet the colour contrast ratio of 4.5:1 throughout the website.

Some documents and content are  exempt from the regulations (such as live video content and PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services), so we do not currently have any plans to make them accessible. But if you need to access information in one of these document types, you can contact us and ask for an alternative format.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Accessibility errors on the cookie consent pop up fail WCAG 1.3.1 and 4.1.2 and 2.4.4

Missing link names fail WCAG 2.4.4 and 4.1.2

Low colour contrast on our pages (light blue on white background) fail WCAG 1.4.3

Disproportionate burden

Not Applicable

Reporting accessibility issues

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille or if you find any accessibility issues not listed on this page then please contact 

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 7 working 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).

How we test this website

This website was last tested for accessibility compliance on 12/01/2023, and these tests have been carried out internally, using NVDA screen reader and automated tests are carried out by using Google extension “accessibility insights for web” and Google Lighthouse.

When deciding on a sample of pages to test, we chose the home page, Team page, Problem Outline, Research and Approach, Aims

Last updated

This statement was prepared on 20/12/2022. It was last updated on 12/01/2023