Accessibility statement

This website is designed to be accessible to as many users as possible, and to meet or exceed current UK accessibility legislation.

Outfits on display during the exhibition, Orla Kiely A Life in Pattern, at the Fashion and Textile Museum
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This statement applies to content published on the main Fashion and Textile Museum domain at fashiontextilemuseum.org. It does not apply to content accessed via any subdomains which may have separate accessibility statements.

This website is run by the Fashion and Textile Museum. We are committed to providing an accessible web presence that gives members of the public and members of the museum community full access to museum information, exhibitions, digital design courses, talks, events and workshops offered publicly through the web.

Our aims

In order to ensure that all of our visitors can use this website, these pages aim to meet Level-AA standard of WCAG 2.1. This includes elements such as:

  • Navigating most of the website with just a keyboard or speech recognition tools
  • Navigating the website using a screen reader
  • Using content that is structured, ordered and labelled appropriately and text which is simple to understand
  • Including alt text for all images and providing non-visual alternatives where appropriate
  • Ensuring that subtitles are included with all audiovisual information

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability. Major operating systems – Microsoft, Apple, Android – also produce accessibility guidance for the device you are using.

How accessible is this website?

We are aware that some parts of our website are not fully accessible:

  • Some PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • While all audio on videos is subtitled, some video content does not yet have audio or text descriptions
  • You cannot always modify the line height or spacing of text
  • There is a limit to how far you can magnify on certain pages

We want our website to offer the best experience possible for all of our users. We are working to address areas where our accessibility needs improvement and will update this page when these areas have been resolved.

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format such as accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille, please contact us by emailing fashiontextilemuseum@newham.ac.uk. We aim to respond to your request within four working days. You can also use the free SensusAccess tool to convert certain types of files into a more accessible format.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

If you have any questions or concerns about this statement or the accessibility of our webpages, please contact the webmaster at web.manager@newham.ac.uk.

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. 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

The Fashion and Textile Museum is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status

This website aims to be fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 20 December 2021. It was last reviewed on 20 December 2021.

This website was last tested on 20 December 2021. 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.