Accessibility Statement

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This section explains how accessible our Website currently is and how we plan to improve it.

This Website is owned and managed by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD). We want as many people as possible to be able to use and enjoy this Website.

On most pages on our Website you should be able to:

  • Read all text without needing to change colours or fonts.
  • Zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen.
  • Navigate using just a keyboard.
  • Navigate using speech recognition software.
  • Listen to most of the Website using an up to date screen reader. 

We use Siteimprove to monitor the accessibility of our Website, and we produce weekly accessibility reports. Siteimprove enables us to automate the bulk accessibility testing for our Website.

Parts of this Website that are not fully accessible

We know some parts of our websites and services aren't fully accessible, and we are doing our best to fix these issues.

  • Some of our secondary brand colours do not have a sufficiently high contrast ratio.
  • Some images are missing alternative text.
  • Some documents, including documents in PDF format, are not yet fully accessible.
  • Our live video streams do not have captions.
  • Most of our embedded videos do not have captions.
  • Some of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard.

Other accessibility statements

Some parts of our Website run on different systems, which may have different accessibility features or issues.

We will link to further statements as they are developed.

Reporting accessibility problems

If you find any problems not listed on this page, or think we're not meeting accessibility requirements, please email web@uwtsd.ac.uk.

Detailed information about this Website's accessibility 

This Website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. The Website currently has the following issues which we are working on fixing:

Issues with text

  • Some pages have incorrect heading structures.
  • Some links do not make sense when read out of context, using text such as 'click here'.
  • Some pages contain multiple links which use the same link text but point to different destinations.
  • Some pages contain text which is not as simple as possible to understand.

Issues with images

  • Some images which need a description do not have any alternative (alt) text or have blank alt text.
  • Some decorative images have alt text which should be blank.

Issues with PDFs and other documents

  • Some information is only available in formats such as PDF or Microsoft Word.
  • Not all PDFs have been designed for accessibility.

Issues with tables

  • Some pages contain tables that do not have headers.
  • Some pages use tables for layout purposes.

Issues with audio and video

  • Some videos do not have captions.
  • Some videos use automatically generated captions, which may be inaccurate.
  • Some audio content (such as podcasts) does not have a transcript or other text equivalent.

Issues with keyboard navigation

  • Some elements which reveal hidden content - such as tabbed content - may be difficult to use, particularly when used with a screen reader.
  • Some of our pages contain content from systems provided by an external supplier. We are aware of accessibility issues with some of these tools. We will be reporting such issues to suppliers and working with them to improve the accessibility of their tools.

Issues with interactive tools 

  • Some of our pages contain content from systems provided by an external supplier. We are aware of accessibility issues with some of these tools. We will be reporting such issues to suppliers and working with them to improve the accessibility of their tools.

How we test this Website

We continuously test our Website, and we use a combination of methods to check our site:

  • Automated testing: we use Siteimprove, which scans our pages for accessibility errors, and lets us know which ones are the highest priority to fix.
  • Manual testing: we use an accessibility checklist to manually check a representative sample of pages from across our Website. This includes checking that our pages can be navigated using only a keyboard, and testing any colour contrasts that could not be automatically checked. 

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 31 July 2020. It was last reviewed on 12 April 2021.