Accessibility Statement

This website is run by BA (Hons) Fashion Journalism, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London (UAL). This accessibility statement applies to shiftlondon.org.  

We commit to ensuring this website is as accessible as possible and we want as many people as possible to be able to use it. This means that you should be able to: 

  • access the website regardless of the device and browser you are using 
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen 

 We have also tried to make the website text as easy to understand as possible, although we recognise we have more work to do on this. 

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability. 

How accessible this website is:
We know that some parts of the website are not fully accessible: 

  • animations on the site, if they exist, may play automatically and loop and they do not have controls to pause or stop them altogether 

Feedback and contact information
If you need information about this website in an alternative, more accessible format please contact Steve Spear at s.spear@fashion.arts.ac.uk  

Please include details of the information you need and the required format. We will then endeavour to get you what you need. 

We aim to provide you with an initial response within five working days and will provide clear information about how we will deal with your request. 

Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact: Josephine Collins at j.collins@fashion.art.ac.uk 

We aim to provide you with an initial response within five working days and will provide clear information about how we will deal with your enquiry or complaint. 

If you feel we have not answered your enquiry or complaint satisfactorily, please contact us again. We will escalate your enquiry or complaint to the universities digital accessibility team who will work with us to get you a response.  

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
For information about contacting us by phone or to arrange a visit to our offices please visit the Contact Us page.  

More information about accessing our buildings is available from AccessAble 

Technical information about this website’s accessibility
UAL 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 is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due the non-compliances listed below. 

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

The shift website is a teaching tool for undergraduate students. As a result some of the content may be imperfectly formatted. Shiftlondon.org is a not-for-profit website that uses an industry standard platform. We endeavour to meet best practice standards for all our students content and for the accessibility of the site given the limitatations of an educational institution. 

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations 

  • Some images may not have alternative (alt) text descriptions while other decorative and spacer images may not have null alternative text. This fails WCAG Success Criterion 1.1.1 Non-text Content (Level A).  
  • The colour contrast of the text on our pages does not meet the minimum required colour contrast ratio of 4.5:1 for normal text. This fails WCAG Success Criterion 1.4.3: Contrast (Minimum) (Level AA).  

Disproportionate burden  

  • We’ve assessed the cost of fixing these issues and believe that doing so now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the regulations. 

Content that’s not within scope of the accessibility regulations 

  • Some of the content published on our website before 23 September 2018 is not accessible 

This statement was prepared on September 18 2020.