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Accessibility statement

This accessibility statement applies to the Imperial Venues website – The Imperial Venues website is operated on behalf of Imperial College London. Imperial is committed to making our digital presence as accessible as possible and endeavours to make all aspects of this website compliant with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the Accessibility Regulations) and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, AA Standards.

For example, this means that:

  • You can increase text size, without loss of content or functionality
  • You can listen to most of the website using a screen reader
  • We’ve made the website text as simple as possible to understand

How accessible is the Imperial Venues website?

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

  • Not all links are identifiable
  • The colour contrast between the text and background is not always sufficient

Technical information about the accessibility of this website

Imperial College London is committed to making the Imperial Venues website accessible, in accordance with the Accessibility Regulations.

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:

  1. Menu subheadings are announced as the menu headings when tabbing through the navigation menu in conjunction with JAWS screen reader.
  2. Some WordPress plug-ins used on the website cause some validation errors due to the use of the type attribute for JavaScript resources. This does not meet WCAG success criterion 4.1.1. As these errors relate to external WordPress plug-ins, we are unable to update the HTML.

We plan to review and improve the website design to meet these requirements by, or before, December 2020.

If you require the content highlighted above to be provided a different format, please contact the Commercial Marketing Team (

Content that is not within the scope of the Accessibility Regulations

The Imperial Venues website may include from time to time third-party content and functionality. This may direct you to a related service, link to another site or supporting documentation. We are not responsible for the accessibility of third-party content or to other sites we link to.

How we tested this website

The Imperial Venues website was last tested in March 2020. The test was carried out by Userite.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of the Imperial Venues website. If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or thing we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact us by email on

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Accessibility Regulations. If you are not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

This accessibility statement was prepared on 23 October 2019. It was last updated on 25 August 2020.