This website is run by the University of Exeter. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website.
That means you should be able to:
- Change the colours, contrast levels, font styles and magnify the page to 200% or more without the text spilling off the screen.
- Navigate by headings – Use browser plugins or assistive technology such as screen readers to list the headings and subheadings in the page and go straight to the heading you need.
- Navigate by link – Users of assistive technology such as screen readers can get a list of all the links on a page and understand their purpose from the link text.
- Navigate by keyboard – Users navigating by keyboard can see the currently focused on interactive element, such as links and form fields through a highlighted outline.
- Skip to content: – Use a keyboard to find the skip links and jump directly to the main content on the page.
- Listen to content – Use text to speech browser plugins or assistive technology to listen to content you select with the mouse or keyboard.
- Download documents in alternative formats using SensusAccess.
AbilityNet’s “My Computer My Way” pages have advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability, which should help you with the above features.
We are aware that some parts of this website are not fully accessible. We are working on these parts of the site and are committed to producing an accessible site for all users. We are providing staff with the knowledge and resources to support and encourage them in making their content accessible. Those parts with accessibility problems are as follows:
- Most older PDF and Word documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
- Embedded YouTube videos are not fully accessible to screen reader software
- The colour contrast on some page elements is insufficient to be easily discernible for all users
- ARIA tags are not used consistently throughout the site
- Alternative text is not always applied consistently throughout the site
- The line height or spacing of text cannot be modified by the user
- Our videos and live video streams do not have captions or audio description
What to do if you cannot access parts of this website (ELE)
We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website and are continuing to audit our content. If you find something that you are unable to access, or we have failed to identify a barrier, please let us know.
If there are issues in the content of a specific module, please contact your module lead.
If there are issues with library related content, please contact the Library Team.
If there are issues with the wider learning environment (ELE) please contact the Technology Enhanced Learning Team: email@example.com – we will consider your request and endeavour to respond within 10 days.
Accessibility Statement for ELE (Technical)
We are committed to making our websites and mobile applications accessible, in accordance with The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) Accessibility Regulations 2018 No.952.
This website is partially compliant with The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) Accessibility Regulations 2018 No.952, due to the non-compliance on the Moodle Accessibility page
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 likely to create a barrier, we will state a reason, warn users, and offer alternatives.
If we have failed to identify a barrier, the Technology Enhanced Learning Team: firstname.lastname@example.org
The site also contains a range of third-party content and functionality. This may direct you to a related service, or partner we work with, where we are not responsible for the accessibility of this content.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content). We plan to add text alternatives for all images by September 2020. When we publish new content,we willl make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.
Not all videos have captions, which fails the WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.2.2 (Captions [Pre-recorded]).
There is a large body of content built up over many years, and it is a disproportionate burden to update this all at once.
What we are doing to improve accessibility
Provide staff with resources and training to ensure their learning content is accessible.
Ensuring Deans of Education/Heads of Department are aware of accessibility requirements and thinking about how students can be best supported.
If you are unhappy with the response you have received from the University about your accessibility-related issue, you can make a complaint to the University by Student complaints 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).
Checked WCAG 2.0 (Level AA) using AChecker.
Checked by the web designer JV July 2021.
Known – and unavoidable – problems
A) Font Awesome uses “i” or “<i>” for their code. This is universal in web design and unavoidable. It naturally returns as an issue on AChecker (1).
B) Alt text for icons, functional or purely decorative aspects of this site: I have still added Alt text even if they are not required or duplicated on some pages. Some Alt text will naturally be duplicated without me knowing (1). This returns as an error on AChecker but could in fact be interpreted as incorrect/redundant. (2)
References and reasoning
- This site uses WordPress and some interactions with both WordPress, 3rd party plugins or editing can cause unforeseeable issues with this report. See A) above.
- W3 Alt decision tree
- Whilst every effort has been made to promote and maintain a high level of accessibility on our website, due to the amount of Editors, some aspects of the site will need revisiting regularly.
- This site will be routinely checked and fixed if appl.