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Accessibility Statement

Accessibility statement for alerrt.global


This website is run by the African coaLition for Epidemic Research, Response and Training (ALERRT). We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. This means that we aim to have ensured that:


  • There is alt text for all images and non-visual alternatives where appropriate
  • All essential audiovisual information is captioned, described as necessary or provided in alternative formats
  • Content can be navigated with just a keyboard or speech recognition tools
  • The website can be used with a screen reader
  • Content is structured, ordered and labelled appropriately


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 we tested this website

This website was last tested on 04/06/2020.  The test was carried out by Olamalu Web Development.  We tested a selection of the most frequently used pages on the site, as below:



How accessible this website is

ALERRT 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 listed below:


  • There is a lack of focus on certain menus and the biography sections when navigating using the keyboard
  • Accordion (expanding section) arrows are not accurately identified on some screen readers
  • Invalid login details are not announced by the screenreader
  • The menu on the mobile version of the website is not fully accessible
  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
  • Older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • Not all videos have captions
  • some of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard


We are working to address areas where our accessibility needs improvement.


What to do if you cannot access parts of this website

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

  • email info@alerrt.global
  • call +44 (0) 1865 612964

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 14 days.


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:

Martha Buckley


 +44 (0) 1865 612964


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).

This statement was prepared on 24/02/2020. It was last updated on 05/06/2020.