Accessibility on Structural Bioinformatics Group website

This statement applies to content published under the domain

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

·      Resize to the size of your window, and display a readable text size whichever device you are using

·      Zoom in up to 175% without the text spilling off the screen

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

How accessible the website is

Parts of this website are not fully accessible. This website contain links to legacy software, which may still be accessible as referenced by publications, but is not under active development as authors are no longer members of our group. For example:

·      some pages have poor colour contrast

·      some heading elements are not consistent

·      some images do not have good alternative text

·      some buttons are not correctly identified

·      some error messages are not clearly associated with form controls

·      many older documents in PDF format are not fully accessibl

What we do about known issues

We work to achieve and maintain WCAG 2.1 AA standards, but it is not always possible for all our content to be accessible. Where content is not accessible, we will state a reason, warn users and offer alternatives.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The Structural Bioinformatics Group is committed to making its website accessible in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

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

Non accessible content

We are currently carrying out accessibility testing on different aspects of the website. The content that is not accessible is outlined below with details of:

·      colour contrast for foreground and background

·      link-names with discernible text

·      labels for form elements

Some documents and content are exempt from the regulations (such as live video content and PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services), so we do not currently have any plans to make them accessible. But if you need to access information in one of these document types, you can contact us and ask for an alternative format.

Disproportionate burden

This website provides access to or lists a number of computational webservers, developed over the past 25-30 years by many different former members of the group. The web servers not only consist of front-end web pages, but also background computational scripts and software, which in turn output html pages detailing processing and results. Many of the legacy web servers are still accessible, as they are referenced in publications. These servers constitute hundreds of thousands lines of code, which unfortunately makes it impractical to fulfil the compliance criteria for all sections of the website.

Reporting accessibility issues

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille or if you find any accessibility issues not listed on this page then please contact

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 7 days.

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

How we test this website

This website is currently being tested for accessibility compliance 25 January 2021, and these tests have been carried out internally and using WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool (

Last updated

This statement was prepared on 20 September 2020. It was last updated on 25 January 2021.