Accessibility on the RSLondon site

This statement applies to content published on

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • Browse the site successfully on a range of devices with different screen sizes and resolutions (responsive design)
  • Resize text using your browser’s zoom function while maintaining a reasonable layout and readibility
  • Navigate through main content links on main page using the keyboard (Tab / Shift + Tab)

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

How accessible the website is

We are aware that there are some aspects of this site that are not fully accessible. For example:

  • Some pages have poor color contrast
  • Some heading elements are not consistent
  • Some images do not have good alternative text

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 offer alternatives.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

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

However, we acknowledge that there may be potential difficulties in accessing some content. If you require assistance, please see the contact information in the “Reporting accessibility issues” section below.

Non accessible content

The RSLondon site consists of a number of pages, some of which contain a small number of elements that may not be accessible.

In particular, there are a some instances of:

  • Colour contrast issues
  • Keyboard-based page navigation issues
  • Non-text content without text alternatives

We continue to update the RSLondon website and will resolve all such issues that we are aware of, from our testing using accessiblity tooling, by 30th November 2020.

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.

Reporting accessibility issues

If you need information on this website in a different format, or if you find any accessibility issues not listed on this page then please contact

We will consider your request. Please note that there may be some delay in responding but we will aim to get back to you within 14 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 tested for accessibility compliance using Accessibility Insights for Web in October 2020.

Last updated

This statement was last updated on 28th October 2020.