Accessibility statement for Engage

This accessibility statement applies to 'Engage' - Our University PREVENT service.

This website is run by the University of South Wales. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible this website is.

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:


• Some of the text on our website is not as easy to read as it could be due to poor contrast.

• Some of our interactive elements such as forms and buttons do not have useful labels or text, making them harder to use.

• Our navigation is hard you use with a keyboard.

Feedback and contact information

Please contact us if you have an accessibility query including:

  • If you are experiencing issues with accessing information or using the website
  • If you find an accessibility problem not listed on this statement
  • If you have positive feedback on the accessibility considerations made. 
  • When you contact us there is a process in place that will acknowledge your contact, tell you who is dealing with it and give you a timescale by which you can expect a reply.

The contacts are

Email [email protected]

Contact Us - https://www.southwales.ac.uk/contact-us/

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, please Contact Us.

Enforcement 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).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

Find out how to contact us https://www.southwales.ac.uk/contact-us/

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to [insert one of the following: ‘the non-compliances’, ‘the exemptions’ or ‘the non-compliances and exemptions’] listed below.

Non-accessible content

We formally test the accessibility of  our website on a regular basis against WCAG 2.1 AA standards. 

Some parts of the website may not work for everyone. Below are known issues that we either need to fix, cannot fix, or do not need to fix right now. If you find something that does not work that we missed, remember to contact us.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

This section covers issues that we need to fix and are working to do so.

We may need to work with 3rd party suppliers to fix some issues.

Contrast Issues

Some navigation and footer text has low contrast between the element and its background, particularly when under focus. This can cause text to be difficult to read, especially for those with low vision, poor eyesight, or colour blindness (WCAG: 1.4.3).

We will raise this with the supplier to fix.

Visible Focus Issues

When using a keyboard to tab through the navigation elements on the page do not receive focus correctly. This makes it harder to use the navigation. The home page has all the links in the navigation so you are able to access the pages. (WCAG: 2.4.7)

We will raise this with the supplier to fix.

Form Labels

Our forms elements are missing correct labels. This makes the forms difficult to use with screen readers. (WCAG 1.3.1, WCAG 4.1.2)

We will raise this with the supplier to fix

Headings are not Clear

Some of our headings are presented differently to how they are coded – this can make it difficult to understand the structure of the page and the information.(WCAG 1.3.1, WCAG 2.4.6)

We will raise this with the supplier to fix

Link to navigation is not clear

The navigation menu we use is not clearly marked as navigation. It may be  hard for screen readers to discern the function.(WCAG 4.1.2)

We will raise this with the supplier to fix

Preparation of this accessibility statement

We automatically tested the following of pages to represent a typical journey through the site.

https://engage.southwales.ac.uk/forms/event

https://engage.southwales.ac.uk/

This statement was prepared on 5th November 2020. It was last reviewed on 10th November 2020 

This website was last tested on 5th November 2020. The test was carried out by IT Services in the University of South Wales.