Accessibility statement for

This accessibility statement applies to the SCIF website

This website is run by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen;
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard;
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software; and
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader.
  • We have 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.

Feedback and contact information

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

  • Email:

We will consider your request and get back to you within 28 days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact us via the feedback details​ listed above.

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 are not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

SCIF 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 website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

We are not aware of any non compliance with accessibility regulations.


Browser compatibility and accessibility options

This website may not be compatible with browsers older than three major versions.

The Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Edge web browsers each contain options to improve accessibility.


The Google Chrome browser supports screen readers and magnifiers, and offers people with low vision full-page zoom, high-contrast colour and extensions. For more information, including Chrome and Android, visit the Google website.


The Apple Safari web browser accessibility preferences can be set by selecting Safari > Preferences in the browser window. For more information, including Mac and iOS devices, visit the Apple website.


The Mozilla Firefox browser includes accessibility features for all users, including those who have low vision, no vision, or limited ability to use a keyboard or mouse. For more information, visit the Mozilla website.


The Microsoft Edge browser has built-in accessibility options to help users, including making text larger, reading web pages to users, offering an immersive reader, and high contrast versions. For more information, including Edge and Windows devices, visit the Microsoft website.

What we are doing to improve accessibility

We have worked to make our website accessible.

How we tested this website
We have assessed the accessibility of this website by the following approaches:

  • Self-evaluation

This involved manual testing by web developers involved in building the website and the use of various third party tools to assess their work.

Measures to support accessibility

We are taking the following measures to ensure the accessibility of our website:

Testing of any development work committed to the website following go live.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 1st November 2022. It was last reviewed on 1st November 2022.