Accessibility statement for the St Andrews Encyclopaedia of Theology (SAET)

This statement applies to content published on the domain, run by the University of St Andrews. It does not apply to content on any other university domain.

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

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • 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
  • listen to most of the website 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.

You can also explore some of our recommendations for tools that can make your online experience better.

How accessible this website is

We are in the process of improving sections of this site to improve accessibility and usability. We know some parts of the site aren't fully accessible.

Some areas of inaccessibility include:

  • Some images may not have good alternative text or are missing alternative text.
  • PDFs and other documents may not meet accessibility standards.
  • Same link text is used to go to multiple destinations.
  • Colour contrast might not be sufficient in certain circumstances.
  • Some tables may not be fully accessible to screen reader software.
  • ID elements may not be unique.

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, contact the IT Service Desk:

We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact the Research Computing team:

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).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

We have induction loops in main lecture venues, and we have portable loops that may beset up if requested in advance. We also have a Roger pen to assist visitors who use hearing aids.

We can provide a text relay service for people who are Deaf, deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment who are contacting us by phone.

British Sign Language (BSL) users can contact us via the online BSL Video Relay Interpreting service from Contact Scotland BSL. We will also endeavour to arrange a BSL interpreter for visiting individuals that need that support, but this should be requested in advance as availability is limited.

Find out how to contact the University.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The University of St Andrews is committed to making the SAET website 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 (WCAG) version 2.1 AA standard due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations


Some images may not have alternative text, so the information in them isn’t available to people using a screen reader (success criterion 1.1.1 – non-text content).

PDFs and other attached documents

Some PDFs and other documents may not meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not be accessible to screen reader software.

Issues with focus indicator

Some elements may not always display effective focus indication when interacting with elements (Success criterion 2.4.7 Focus visible).

Invalid language declaration

The value for some language attributes are not set to a valid language code. (Success criterion – 3.1.2 Language of Parts).

ID elements are not unique

Unique IDs are required and helpful for screen readers (Success criterion – 1.3.1 Info and Relationships).

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We are currently working on improving sections of this site to address outstanding accessibility issues.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 27 April 2022. It was last reviewed on 27 April 2022.