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.

Compliance Status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.

Non accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Documents

Documents are only available in PDF format. This can mean that people cannot enlarge text in the document without needing to scroll left to right to read it. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.10 Reflow.

Some documents available on our website are not accessible as they don't have alternative text on images, aren't structured correctly or have issues with tables, headings and lists. This is confusing when the pages are accessed using assistive technology. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 Info and Relationships.

Headings

Some pages skip a heading level. This is confusing when the pages are accessed using assistive technology. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 Info and Relationships.

Landmarks

Some of the content of our pages is outside of any landmark. This could be confusing to people using assistive technology. This doesn't meet WCAG success criterion 2.4.1 Bypass Blocks.

Links

Some pages have links using text that doesn’t clearly tell the user where the link will take them. This is confusing when the pages are accessed using assistive technology. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context).

Some pages have multiple links using the same text. This is confusing when the pages are accessed using assistive technology. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context).

Lists

There are lists which only contain one item. This means that people using assistive technology may find the lists confusing. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 Info and Relationships.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We have been working on making improvements to our job vacancy pages in collaboration with the company responsible for the system (Hireserve).

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 21st September 2020. It was last reviewed on 19th November 2020.

This website was last tested on 21st September 2020. The test was carried out internally using a combination of manual and automated testing.