We are committed to ensuring our online products and services are accessible to everyone, including those who wish to customise their computer or other device. We also try to ensure that it is compatible with any browser, including access technologies. Providing an accessible website has a positive effect on general usability and we believe that websites that are accessible and usable benefit everyone.
We will continue to review, test and modify our website and any future releases of the site, for web accessibility issues and aim to ensure that this is an ongoing commitment.
Web accessibility standards
We are working towards being fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 for web documentation, tools and user interfaces.
For full details of the WCAG 2.0 guidelines, please see www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20.
Changing display properties
By changing the 'resolution' setting you can make text and images look either larger or smaller. This website is designed to be viewed at different resolutions without affecting your use of the website. Please refer to your device manual for more information on how to change screen displays, including colours.
How we make this website accessible
WCAG 2.0 states that websites should be:
3. Understandable; and
Below is a non-exhaustive list of examples of how we believe we meet those standards.
1. Our website is Perceivable:
We are working towards all non-text content having text based alternatives; the videos are sample videos with descriptions, and the images have text alternatives. Non-text content that is presented to the user will soon have a text alternative that serves the equivalent purpose. There is no time-based media.
Users can control contrast, text size, audio and display settings.
All pages use headings
Pages and images on this website are optimised to load quickly and smoothly
Consistent navigation and page layouts are used
We have submit buttons on all forms
Form elements such as the search box have text labels. Web pages are readable without requiring style sheets.
Instructions provided in generated content for understanding and operating content do not rely solely on sensory characteristics of components such as shape, size, visual location, orientation, or sound. However, the application neither enforces nor prevents user input that complies with this requirement.
Colour is not used as the only visual means of conveying information, indicating an action, prompting a response, or distinguishing a visual element. However, the application neither enforces nor prevents user input that complies with this requirement.
The visual presentation of text and images of generated text has a contrast ratio of at least 4.5:1.
Text is used to convey information rather than images; however, the application neither enforces nor prevents user input that complies with this requirement.
2. Our website is Operable:
Functionality of the content is operable through a keyboard without requiring specific timing for individual keystrokes. However, the application neither enforces nor prevents user input that complies with this requirement. Scripts are keyboard accessible. If the generated content affected by scripting is not accessible, an alternative is provided. However, the application neither enforces nor prevents user input that complies with this requirement.
No applets, plugins and non-HTML content.
If keyboard focus can be moved to a component of the page using a keyboard interface, then focus can be moved away from that component using only a keyboard interface. If it requires more than unmodified arrow or tab keys, the user is advised of the method for moving focus away. However, the application neither enforces nor prevents user input that complies with this requirement.
Our website does not contain anything that flashes more than three times in any one second period, or the flash is below the general flash and red flash thresholds.
The purpose of each link can be determined from the link text alone or from the link text together with its link context, except where the purpose of the link would be ambiguous to users in general. However, the application neither enforces nor prevents user input that complies with this requirement.
3. Our website is Understandable:
The language of content is only displayed in one language.
Our content is written clearly, concisely, free of jargon and in plain English.
All error messages can be read out, including message dialogs, tooltips, and logon failure messages.
If an input error is automatically detected and suggestions for correction are known, then the suggestions are provided to the user, unless it would jeopardize the security or purpose of the content.
Changing the setting of user interface will not automatically cause a change of context.
Colour is not used as the only visual means of conveying information, indicating an action, prompting a response, or distinguishing a visual element. We make content appear and operate in predictable ways. We help users avoid and correct mistakes.
Text can be resized without assistive technology up to 200 percent without loss of content.
4. Our website is Robust:
When content is implemented using mark-up languages, elements have complete start and end tags, elements are nested according to their specifications, elements do not contain duplicate attributes, and any IDs are unique, except where the specifications allow these features. However, the application neither enforces nor prevents user input that complies with this requirement.
For the user interface components, name and role can be set using assistive technology.
Ben Uri Gallery and Museum: Health and Safety Policy 2023
The Ben Uri Gallery and Museum works to maintain a positive health and safety culture. This requires commitment and active co-operation by staff and trustees alike, supported by sufficient resources and guidance.
The Museum is committed to a safe and healthy working environment and achieves this by:
● Eliminating hazards and reducing risks through audit, inspection, and risk assessment.
● Providing and maintaining materials, equipment and machinery
that are safe and do not present unacceptable risks.
● Delivering information, instruction, and supervision as necessary to ensure everybody can work safely.
● Ensuring safe working practices wherever the Gallery operates, to meet the expectation of a safe and healthy working environment and the prevention of work-related injury and ill health.
● Identifying risks and opportunities to ensure continual
improvement in health and safety performance.
● Providing adequate resources for the effective management of
health and safety. The Museum believes commitment to health and safety is essential in the proper execution of management responsibilities. All management and team leaders will maintain the necessary competencies and skills to effectively manage their health and safety responsibilities. Health and safety is an integral part of planning and implementation at all levels.
The Museum will endeavor to ensure the safety of visitors, partners and contractors at the gallery for events, and partnership collaborations and maintenance through effective communications. This health and safety policy is reviewed regularly and revised as required. It is available to all staff and trustees and brought to the attention of others working with or for the Museum digitally.
All staff and trustees are expected to implement the requirements of the Museum’s health and safety management system including, but not limited to:
● The reporting and investigation of incidents.
● Identification of hazards and management of risks.
● Ensuring the competence of staff and trustees.
● Ensuring adequate resources are provided to maintain a safe and healthy environment.
All staff and trustees are responsible for ensuring, as far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of all visitors, contractors and others who may be affected by the activities they manage both on site and elsewhere.
To maintain the positive health and safety culture to which the Museum aspires, all staff must be competent and discharge their responsibilities. To this end staff are expected to acquire the information necessary and to maintain their competencies during their employment.
All staff are expected to:
● To take reasonable care for their health and safety and the health and safety of anyone who may be affected by their actions or non-actions at work.
● To cooperate with the Museum or other site users and comply with agreed safety arrangements.
● To not intentionally or recklessly interfere with or misuse anything provided in the interests of health, safety, or welfare in pursuance of any of the relevant statutory provisions.
● To report to their manager any work situation representing a
serious and imminent danger.