The Mao Era in Objects

The Mao Era in Objects project introduces twenty-four different objects related to the Mao Era.

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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 SiteImprove Accessibility Checker plugin throws an error that the Grid and list form elements are not grouped on the home page, which breaches the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 A standard. However, these elements should not be grouped as they represent tabular content rather than form elements.

In addition, the Accessibility Checker indicates that the link text is used for multiple different destinations on a page. For example, the error is caused by filtering tags on the home page - they, in fact, lead to the same destination, but the URL path depends on whether the filter was triggered through a popup with a brief object description or through the sidebar with a list of filters. These different URL paths allow tracing user interaction and activating some sections on page reload accordingly.

Finally, the Accessibility Checker plugin throws an error that the “Bold" tag used to format text, expecting a semantic <strong> tag instead. The <b> tag is embedded through a Wagtail richtext editor and cannot be controlled, unless the Wagtail rich text editor is customised.

How we tested this website

This website was last tested on February, 25th 2020. The test was carried out by King’s Digital Lab.

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This statement was prepared and last updated on 25 February 2020.

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