PDF Policy

Introduction

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) aims to make the content on our website as accessible as possible. This policy sets out our responsibilities and the steps we are taking to meet them.

Background

Disability Discrimination Act 2005

“The Disability Discrimination Act 2005 placed an additional duty on the public sector to promote disability equality in the full range of public sector activity, including procurement, policy-making and service delivery. This duty is in addition to, and builds upon, the specific DDA duties to make reasonable adjustments for disabled people, which apply to public sector bodies as employers, providers of services and deliverers of public functions.”

Source: Central Office of Information 

Applying the DDA to our websites

Through our websites we provide our users with access to information and our services. It is our responsibility to:

• “make reasonable adjustments for disabled people”

• “actively look at ways of ensuring that disabled people are treated equally”

(Source Equality and Human Rights Commission).

The AHRC website

We will aim to provide a website that enables all users, regardless of disability, to fulfil the following top level tasks:

• Find out information about funding schemes and how to apply for funding

• Find out information about research we have funded

• Find out about the AHRC and the work it does

Find out what we are doing to make our website accessible.