Accessibility statement

The Digital Prosopography of the Roman Republic (DPRR) is the result of a three-year, AHRC-funded project based at the Department of Classics and the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London led by Professor Henrik Mouritsen and Dr Maggie Robb. The website is designed, developed and maintained by King's Digital Lab (KDL) and we have made an effort to make the content accessible and/or offer accessible alternatives to all audiences. 

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. 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;

  • skip to the main content when using a screen reader;

  • browse content without any readability issues (contrast complies with the AAA standards);

  • 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.

How accessible this website is

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

  • search form on some pages do not have descriptions or labels;

  • 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’ll consider your request and get back to you in 15 working days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We're 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

  • Lack of description and labels: Search input forms on “Persons search” , “Fasti search” and “Senate search”  do not meet the criterion 1.3.1 Info and Relationships for lacking descriptions or labels. It cannot be changed currently because it is a javascript embedded but we are looking at solutions to fix it. 
  • 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 last tested on the 24th of June, 2020. The test was carried out by KDL.

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

This statement was prepared on the 24th of June, 2020. It was last reviewed on 6 August 2020.

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