The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
Images and multimedia
We recognise there are some issues with our images and multimedia and aim to have resolved these by November 2021, except when the audio or video is a media alternative for text and is clearly labelled as such:
Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information (WCAG: 1.1.1)
On some of our course pages, the assessment graphics are not perceivable (WCAG: 1.3.1)
Forms and activities
We are working to address these issues during 2021:
Navigation and keyboard
The majority of the below will be resolved by December 2021, however, we estimate the full piece of work will be resolved during 2021. We will provide updates on our progress, on this webpage:
Some headings, regions, lists, and tables are not coded appropriately (WCAG: 1.3.1)
Some elements visually styled as headings are not coded as such (WCAG: 1.3.1)
Tabbed content doesn't always have an appropriate role (WCAG: 1.3.1)
It isn’t always possible to skip elements that are repeated across all our web pages (WCAG: 2.4.1)
Our pages don’t always have descriptive and informative titles (WCAG: 2.4.2)
The navigation order of links, form elements and similar parts of our webpages isn’t always logical and intuitive (WCAG: 2.4.3)
It isn’t always clear which element of the page has the current keyboard focus (WCAG: 2.4.7). While we are working on this you may find a plugin like Focus Indicator helpful to use.
Few of our current PDFs are tagged with a heading structure. This makes it more difficult for screenreader users. (WCAG: 1.3.1)
Page view and personalisation
The majority of the below will be resolved by December 2021, however, we estimate the full piece of work will be resolved during 2022. We will provide updates on our progress, on this webpage:
Our text and image contrast ratio is not always high enough (WCAG: 1.4.3)
Sometimes you lose content when you reduce the screen size (WCAG: 1.4.10)
We don’t have a consistent contrast ratio of 3:1 for elements like buttons, images and links (WCAG: 1.4.11)
Sometimes you lose content and functionality when line spacing, paragraph spacing, font size and letter spacing are increased (WCAG: 1.4.12)
Sometimes resizing visually rendered text up to 200% causes the text, image or controls to be clipped, truncated or obscured (WCAG: 1.4.4)
Some of our automatically moving content can’t be paused or stopped (WCAG: 2.2.2)
Many PDFs will not reflow effectively - for example, the content may be truncated on page breaks (WCAG: 1.4.10)
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
PDFs and other documents
Some non-essential PDF documents that were published before 23 September 2018 may not be fully accessible. All subsequent PDF documents will comply with accessibility regulations.
Our website has online maps which are unlikely to be fully accessible because of the assistive technologies used in their development. An alternative format is provided in most circumstances. For example, links to PDF files, such as our campus map where this is intended for navigational use.
Our site uses third-party content which may not be fully accessible. This includes content we publish on social media channels such as Twitter or YouTube. We are responsible for ensuring the accessibility of the content we produce, however, we have no control over the accessibility of these platforms.
For further details on our third-party systems and their content, please see the third party providers page
Multimedia published pre-Sept 23/2020
Not all of our audio or videos items have captions or transcriptions, and some videos without audio should ideally have audio descriptions. We are working to develop transcripts or alternative versions of all our videos and audios published on or after September 2020.
Live-streamed video does not always have captions, depending on presenter tools and confidence. This is exempt from the regulations. Recorded videos have automated speech recognition and transcripts