This accessibility statement applies to The Wallace Collection website that launched on 19 June 2018, with the front-end updated on 29 March 2023: www.wallacecollection.org. Please visit our access page for information on facilities and assistance available in person at the Wallace Collection.
This website is run by The Wallace Collection.
On this website, you can:
- change colours, contrast levels and fonts, for example via a browser extension
- zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
- navigate most of the site using just a keyboard
- navigate most of the site using speech recognition software
- listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
We aim to keep website text as simple as possible to understand.
Our web content is designed to meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible and user-friendly.
The guidelines have three levels of accessibility (A, AA and AAA). Level AA is the target met by the Wallace Collection website, meeting UK government guidelines.
Enquiries and Information
If you need information on this website in a different format such as accessible PDF, large print, audio recording or braille:
Call: +44 (0) 20 7563 9500
Reporting Web Accessibility Problems
If you had trouble with any part of our website, find any problems that aren't listed on this page, or if you think we're not meeting accessibility requirements, please get in touch with the Learning and Digital Team:
Call: +44 (0) 20 7563 9554
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 feedback, you should contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).
Technical Information and Compliance Status
The Wallace Collection is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non-Compliance With The Accessibility Regulations
1.1.1: Non-Text Content
All images on the website have a text alternative, apart from those linked to events. People using a screen reader cannot access the information associated with these event images, present on the ‘What’s On’ page and associated event pages. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).
There is 3D content that some screen readers cannot translate or provide alternative audio content for. This feature also requires users to drag and rotate the 3D models which may be inaccessible to some people. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (Non-Text Content).
There is some 3D content that is incorrectly labelled for screen readers. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.3. (Focus Order).
There is 3D content that requires a mouse to interact with, causing difficulty for users who cannot easily drag the mouse while holding the buttons. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.5.1. (Pointer Gestures).
We are presently unable to update these plugins. However, we will soon provide additional supporting content that corresponds to the 3D content on the relevant pages.
1.2.2: Captions / 1.2.3: Audio Description or Media Alternative (Pre-recorded)
Some videos do not have captions or an Audio Described alternative. Where the video is not providing similar information in a different form, this fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.2.2 (Captions) and/or WCAG 1.2.3 Audio Description or Media Alternative (Pre-recorded).
Since 2021, all new videos uploaded to this website have captions available.
PDFs and Other Documents
Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on our business such as trustee papers.
We have fixed, or replaced with accessible HTML pages, all PDFs on the website.
The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish meet accessibility standards.
There are no plans to update all historic content but where possible, and on request, we may be able to provide information in alternative formats.
This accessibility statement was originally prepared on 21 September 2020. The latest update to this page was made on 29 September 2022.
This website was last tested in September 2020. The test was carried out by Numiko on behalf of The Wallace Collection.