Accessibility Statement

This website, hosted by central coordinating partner King's College London, brings together reviews, recordings and commentary on everything that took place across 2016 under the Shakespeare400 banner. 

The website is developed and maintained by King's Digital Lab (KDL); we want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, this means you should be able to:

  • 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;
  • skip to the main content when using a screen reader;
  • browse the main web content without any readability issues;
  • listen to most of the web content by using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver).

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

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

How accessible this website is

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

  • banner slick slider on the homepage can be difficult to navigate using just a keyboard;
  • social media discussion form on blog pages can be difficult to navigate using just a keyboard;
  • certain tags used to highlight words or phrases may not be semantically detected by screen readers.

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

  • email

We will consider your request and get back to you in 15 days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of our websites. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we're not meeting accessibility requirements, contact us using the email listed above. Please include as many details as you can, such as a link to every page where the issue is occurring and screenshots or other supporting media, whenever possible.

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

KDL is committed to making its websites 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.

Non compliance with the accessibility regulations

  • Banner lacks description: The banner slick slider on the homepage is an embedded javascript plugin, which lack clear descriptions, that may be hard to understand and navigate for users who only use a keyboard; this fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (Info and Relationships). We are looking at solutions to fix this.
  • Blog lacks description: The social media discussion form on 'Blog' and blog content pages can be difficult to navigate using just a keyboard for lacking descriptions, which fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (Info and Relationships). They are embedded using a third party application, Disqus which we cannot change but looking at alternative solutions.
  • Incorrect semantic markup: Bold <b> and italic <i> tags used instead of strong <strong> and emphasis <em> tags so screen readers will not be able to detect. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion  1.3.1 (Info and Relationships). These are added when using a third party application CMS editor, Wagtail, which we have no control of and cannot change. We have brought this issue up with the Wagtail team and they are looking at solutions to this issue.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This website was tested on the 1 June 2020. The test was carried out by KDL. We tested:

  • the 'homepage' at
  • the 'about page' at
  • the ‘our partners’ at
  • the 'student reviews' page at and its child pages
  • the ‘king’s blog’ page at and its child pages
  • the pages under;;; and

We used Siteimprove Accessibility Checker plugin to assess compliance with WCAG and tested the above pages with built-in assistive technology for people who are blind or have low vision.

This statement was prepared on the 1 June 2020. It was last updated on the 1 July 2020.

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