Distant Reading across Languages

Accessibility Statement for Distant Reading across Languages

This website is the result of a small and exploratory research project which stemmed from Gabriele Salciute Civiliene’s PhD thesis on the critical interrogation of reductive epistemologies and practices of translation theories dependent on text quantification and computation. The content presented is not to be considered a finished product, but rather a prototype. Nonetheless, the development team based at King’s Digital Lab has made an effort to make the content accessible and/or offer accessible alternatives to all audiences.

This website is run by King's Digital Lab (KDL). We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

Within the limits of the complexity of the field of comparative translation studies and distant reading, 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:

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:

We'll consider your request and get back to you in 15 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 KDL via email:

email kdl-info@kcl.ac.uk

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.

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

The individual visualisations displayed in the visualisations section are not navigable with keyboards nor screen readers.

We plan to create visualisations in an accessible format if the project receives sufficient funding for a new research phase.

Disproportionate burden

Interactive tools and transactions

We believe the cost of adding accessible interaction to the existing visualisations now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. We will make another assessment if more funding becomes available. At present, no extra funding was sought for the project. The website as such should be considered a prototype.

How we tested this website

This website was last tested on 3 October 2019. The test was carried out by KDL.

We tested:

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

This statement was prepared on 3 October 2019. It was last updated on 7 October 2019.

This page is based on the sample template provided by gov.uk.