Technical Accessibility Statement
Technical Information about this website’s accessibility
Aberystwyth University 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 non-compliances listed below.
Non accessible content
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non compliance with the accessibility regulations
Some text doesn’t have sufficient contrast with the background colour, so the text may not be readable by people with visual impairments. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3 (Contrast (Minimum)).
Labels on some of our forms are not correctly associated with the relevant form input element, so it’s not clear what information people should use the input element for. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (Info and Relationships).
Some of the input elements in our forms are not grouped into fieldsets, so it’s not clear that these inputs are different options for the same question. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (Info and Relationships).
Some of the help text associated with form input elements is not accessible using a keyboard, so this could make the form difficult to fill out if people don’t understand what the form input element should contain. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.1.1 (Keyboard).
The date picker used on some of our forms can’t be accessed using a keyboard, so people filling out the form have to enter details manually. While this meets WCAG 2.1 success criteria 2.2.1 (Keyboard) as there is an alternative method of submitting the information, we are noting this issue here for information.
Some of the form input elements on our forms don’t clearly show the required format to be used, making it difficult for people to know how to provide the requested information. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 3.3.2 (Labels or Instructions).
In some of our forms, the focus order doesn’t follow a logical order, so people using the form may miss a required field when filling out the form using keyboard only. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.3 (Focus Order).
Some pages do not have a visible or appropriate Heading 1, so the main page topic may not be accessible to people using assistive technology. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (Info and Relationships).
There are some images which have the same alt text as other images on the page, so this could be confusing for people using assistive technology. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (Non-text Content).
The keyboard focus indicator is not clearly visible on some of our buttons, so people using keyboards may be unsure of where they are. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.7 (Focus Visible).
When increasing font size some text is hidden or partially hidden, so people may not be able to see all of the text. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.4 (Resize Text).
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
We plan to make the following improvements:
- Update alt text where are there multiple images with the same alt text
- Update pages with appropriate and visible headings
- Fix form labels that aren’t correctly associated with form input elements
- Add information to form input elements where format required needs clarification
- Add fieldsets to input elements on forms where required
- Correct the focus order on some forms
- Change some of the colours used so that there is sufficient contrast
- Make keyboard focus indicator more obvious
- Make help text for form input elements accessible using a keyboard
- Redesign site so that if the size of text is increased to 200% it is not hidden or overlapped
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 23/9/2019. It was last reviewed on 23/9/2019.
This website was last tested on 11/09/2019. The test was carried out internally using a combination of manual and automated testing.