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The purpose of the website is to provide information and news and encourage partnership. It is run by British Science Association, who are committed to making this site as accessible as possible for persons with visual, hearing, cognitive and motor impairments. 

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand. My Computer My Way has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability. 

We are doing the following to improve the accessibility of this site, and the other websites and platforms we run: 

  • We have conducted a review to evaluate the current state of this site. 
  • We have had accessibility training to better understand existing accessibility issues that are currently present. 

How accessible the website is 

Although we constantly test our online platform to the WCAG 2.1 guidelines to ensure it works on both desktop and mobile devices, currently there are some barriers that may prevent disabled users access to the website. 

The known issues are: 

  • There is no visible keyboard focus 
  • Some images, such as the banner images in the main content and the social media icons in the footer, do not have alt text 
  • Some blocks of text are incorrectly marked up as headings 
  • Some headings are not programmatically defined 

Feedback and contact information 

If you need information on this website in an alternative format, please contact us. We will consider your request and get back to you in 10 working 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, please contact the BSA: 

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 

The British Science Association 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 evaluation constitutes an accessibility audit of the For Thought website based on 5 pages targeted for evaluation. These pages were selected by ADWebKey as representative of the overall accessibility and functionality of the website. The evaluation has been evaluated in accordance with the WCAG Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM), which can be viewed at 

The sample does include completed processes or journeys. Once the sample of pages is agreed on, we proceed with “triage”, this is a process where a lead tester views each page in the sample at a high level to determine what accessibility issues are repeated on several pages, such as a reoccurring accessibility issue in the footer of the website. During “triage”, the lead tester will also harvest all colour combinations from the sample pages which do not meet WCAG standard. Following “triage” pages are manually audited and individually tested against each of the 78 WCAG 2.1 Success Criteria. Every page is then independently cross-checked and finally, a QA review of the findings is completed in order to ensure that the results and comments presented are valid and comprehensive.