This accessibility statement applies to the International Training Programme website: bmitpglobalnetwork.org.

This website is operated by the British Museum. We are committed to making our websites and mobile applications accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. We want as many people as possible to be able to use our websites and work is continuing to fulfil this aim.

On the bmitpglobalnetwork.org website, you should be able to:

  • Change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • View the website in both portrait and landscape orientation on mobile
  • Zoom in up to 400% 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 (including Dragon Professional 15)
  • Listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including JAWS 2020, NVDA 2019 and Zoom Text 2019)

We are also making the text on our websites as simple as possible to understand. We write in plain English and explain technical terms wherever possible.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible are our websites?

Some content on our websites is not fully accessible because:

  • Some images do not have image alternative text,
  • Our video content does not have transcriptions or subtitles.
  • Most older PDF documents on the website are not fully accessible to screen reader software.
  • Some links and buttons may not be fully accessible to users relying on keyboard and assistive technologies.
  • Some form field components may not be fully accessible to users relying on assistive technologies.
  • Some content such as headings and tables may not be fully accessible to users relying on assistive technologies.

A full listing of known issues with our web pages that may affect users with disabilities is available below under non-accessible content.

Feedback and contact information

If you have any feedback regarding the accessibility of our websites or need information from our websites in a different format such as accessible PDFs, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille we’ll do our best to support you. Please email us at access@britishmuseum.org, or fill out our online enquiries form.

Please provide us with:

  • The web address (URL) of the content you need
  • The format you need it in
  • Your name and email address

We welcome your feedback. We will aim to get back to you in 21 days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of the British Museum websites, and we have tried to provide an accurate summary of how the International Training Programme website currently meet the accessibility requirements.

However, due to the complexity of this website, there may be issues of which we are unaware. If you find any problems not listed on this page, or you think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements in any way, please email us at access@britishmuseum.org, or fill out our online enquiries form.

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 have raised any accessibility issues with us and you’re not happy with our response, please contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

If you need any assistance or information to help you plan a visit to the Museum, please contact us:

You can also read our Accessibility at the Museum page for more information.

Technical information about our websites’ accessibility

The British Museum is committed to making its websites accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status

The International Training Programme 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 following list provides details of the content on the bmitpglobalnetwork.org website which is currently non-accessible. In the meantime, we are working to address all of the issues listed below and will update this statement as necessary.

Non-compliance with the Accessibility Regulations

  • There is no skip navigation. This makes it difficult for screen reader and keyboard users to navigate around the website. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.1 (Bypass blocks).
  • The head structure is incorrect. This makes it difficult for a screen reader and other assistive technology users to navigate around the website. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (Info and relationships) and 2.4.6 (Headings and labels).
  • Some form fields do not have a descriptive form label. This makes it difficult for screen reader users to successfully submit forms. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (Non-text content), 1.3.1 (Info and relationships), 1.3.5 (Identify input purpose), 2.5.3 (Label in name), 3.3.2 (Labels or instructions) and 4.1.2 (Name, role, value).
  • Sections of the interactive map on the Fellows Institutions page are not accessible to keyboard only users. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.1.1 (Keyboard) and 1.4.13 (Content on hover or focus).
  • Alternative text is missing for images on some pages. This will be confusing for some users of assistive technology. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (Non-text content).
  • The images on some pages have inappropriate image markup. This will be confusing for some users of assistive technology. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (Non-text content).
  • The alternative text on some images is not descriptive. This will be confusing for some users of assistive technology. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (Non-text content).
  • The text of some links does not describe the link’s destination or purpose. This will be confusing for some users of assistive technology. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (Info and relationships) and 2.4.4 (Link purpose in context).
  • There are some empty links on the site where there is not a clear description of the link and its purpose. This will be confusing for some users of assistive technology. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.4 (Link purpose in context).
  • Some tables are not correctly marked-up. This does not provide the necessary context that enables screen readers to understand the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (Info and relationships).
  • There are no text alternatives available on some of our videos. This means it is not possible for hearing impaired users to access this content. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (Non-text content), 1.2.1(Audio-only and video-only pre-recorded), 1.2.2(Captions pre-recorded) and 1.2.3 (Audio description or media alternative pre-recorded).
  • Some elements are not marked-up correctly. This means that some elements are inaccessible to screen reader and other assistive technology users. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 3.2.4 (Consistent identification) and 4.1.2 (Name, role, value).
  • A number of non-HTML documents, such as PDFs, are not marked-up to enable screen reader users to understand them. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (Non-text content), 1.3.1 (Info and relationships), 2.4.2 (Page titled) and 3.1.1 (Language of page).
  • There are duplicate IDs on some pages. Duplicate IDs are known to cause problems for some assistive technology users. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.1 (Parsing).
  • There are HTML markup errors on some pages which may impact some assistive technology users. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.1 (Parsing) and 4.1.2 (Name, role, value).
  • There is insufficient colour contrast on some pages which means that some users will find the text difficult to read. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3 (Contrast minimum) and 1.4.11 (Non-text contrast).
  • The text is obscured on some pages when users resize or magnify the page. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.4 (Resize text).
  • Elements are not visible in focus when using a keyboard to navigate the site. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.7 (Focus visible).

Content that’s not within the scope of the Accessibility Regulations

PDFs and other documents

Many of our older PDFs and Microsoft Office documents that you can view on this website do not meet accessibility standards. For example, they may not be structured in a way that makes them accessible to a screen reader. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (Info and relationships). The Accessibility Regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018. Any new PDFs we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Pre-recorded media

Some older videos do not have captions or an Audio Described alternative. Where the video is not providing similar information in a different form, this fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.2.2 (Captions) and/or WCAG 1.2.3 Audio Description or Media Alternative (Pre-recorded). The Accessibility Regulations do not require us to fix pre-recorded time-based media published before 23 September 2020. Any new video content will meet accessibility standards.

Third party content

We use a number of third-party services on bmitpglobalnetwork.org. The design and implementation of these are not under our control, and therefore they are exempt from the Accessibility Regulations. However, we make them accessible where we can and raise any other issues with the supplier. These include:

  • Google Maps (interactive maps) – Sections of the interactive map on the Fellows Institutions page are not accessible to keyboard only users. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.1.1 (Keyboard) and 1.4.13 (Content on hover or focus).
  • YouTube (video content)

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

As noted above, the British Museum is committed to providing websites that are accessible to all and we are working hard to achieve that.

We are also:

  • Ensuring that all new components are built to the highest WCAG standards possible.
  • Continuing to test our new designs and products with a broad and diverse range of audiences.
  • Rolling out accessibility training to staff who create content and new products.
  • Raising general accessibility awareness across the Museum.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 1st February 2022.

This website was last tested in January 2022. The test was carried out by the Shaw Trust. We tested all components and modules that we use to build our page templates. We then tested a sample of our page templates, which included all components.

If you would like to view the full accessibility report, which includes details of what was tested, please email access@britishmuseum.org.