Accessibility Statement

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This accessibility statement applies to the website of the International Comparative Literature Association (

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • 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
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)


How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website are not currently fully accessible:

  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text without using 3rd party tools
  • some images may not have a text alternative
  • Some older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • Headings may not be used correctly on all pages


Feedback and contact information

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page, or if you need further information, please contact us on We shall get back to you as soon as we are able to.


Compliance status

AA standard.

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

  • Some links to do not label their intentions
    Some links to documents like PDFs do not include a label that signifies they are opening a different format. There is a small number of links that open a new window without a label.
    This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 2.4.4 (Link Purpose).
  • Some information is repeated when using a screen reader
    Some images have nearby text that adequately describes the image, and the alt attribute duplicates this text. We also have two links to the same content next to each other. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 1.1.1 (Non-text Content).


Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

  • Issues with PDFs and other documents
  • contains many documents dating back several years. Many of our older PDFs and Word documents don’t meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not be marked up so they’re accessible to a screen reader.
  • All new documents produced by ourselves uploaded from 20 September 2020 should comply with accessibility standards.


Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was first published on 31 October 2020.

We last tested a range of pages on this website on 31 October 2020.