Research on Improving Systems of Education (RISE) is committed to providing an accessible web presence that gives members of the public full access to RISE information, research, and events offered publicly through the web.
In order to ensure that all of our visitors can use our website, these pages aim to meet Level-AA standard of WCAG 2.1. This includes elements such as:
- Alt text for all images and providing non-visual alternatives where appropriate
- All essential audiovisual information is captioned, described as necessary or provided in alternative formats
- Content can be navigated with just a keyboard or speech recognition tools
- The website can be used with a screen reader
- Content is structured, ordered and labelled appropriately
Guidance is available for editors and moderators of this site to help them maintain accessibility standards.
How accessible this website is
We are aware that some parts of our website are not fully accessible. These include:
- Some older PDF documents aren’t fully accessible to screen reader software
- Some form inputs don’t magnify or zoom appropriately
- Although all audio on videos is captioned, some multimedia content doesn’t yet have audio or text description
- You cannot modify the line height or spacing of the text
We are working to address areas where our accessibility needs improvement. Please see 'Technical information' below.
Making changes to your device or system
AbilityNet has advice on making your devices easier to use if you have a disability. In addition, major operating systems produce the following guidance:
Reporting issues with website accessibility
If you have any other questions or concerns about this statement or the accessibility of any of our webpages, please contact the webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
RISE is committed to making its website accessible. We follow the guidelines set out in the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. As part of this commitment, we are required to publish known issues with our website.
Riseprogramme.org is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed on our known issues page.
How we tested this website
This website (riseprogramme.org) was last tested over the month of June 2020. The test was carried out internally, using a quality assurance tool across all pages as well as a manual check of a substantial and carefully chosen sample of pages and content types. We continue to review the site on a monthly basis to check new content.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
We want our website to offer the best experience possible for all of our users. In addition to our plan to fix known issues, we continue to work on website content and structure. We are working with our suppliers to fix issues and think about future developments. We are also updating the ways in which we provide training and best practice to those working on our website.
This statement was prepared on 01 June 2020.