Accessibility statement for Work Experience Health & Safety Awareness website.

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

  • Use the accessibility toolbar with fontsize adjustment and colour contrast toggle (located in the left side of screen)
  • Zoom in 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

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

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

Buttons to make the site more accessible

These buttons are located on the left of the screen, and also below.

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Colour contrast toggle button

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Fontsize adjustment toggle button

How accessible this website is

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

  • The social media buttons are showing as empty links
  • The rest of the accessibility issues showing as errors with WAVE accessibility checking tool, can be cancelled out by using the font adjustment and colour contrast toggle button (see above for screenshots of buttons whcih are located on the left of the screen).

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

  • You can press the “website support” button (bottom right) to send a message to support.

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 14 days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact web support by pressing the “website support” button (bottom right) to send a message to support.

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).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The University of the Highlands and Islands 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

  1. accessibility problems
  2. which of the WCAG 2.1 AA success criteria the problem fails on
  3. how we plan to fix the problem
  1. The social media buttons in the main navigation (and one link in the main navigation) are showing as empty links, because they are made with icons.
  2. https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG21/#link-purpose-in-context
  3. “The purpose of each link can be determined from the link text alone or from the link text together with its programmatically determined link context, except where the purpose of the link would be ambiguous to users in general.”
  1. Missing form labels
  2. If a text label for a form control is visible, use the <label> element to associate it with its respective form control. If there is no visible label, either provide an associated label, add a descriptive title attribute to the form control, or reference the label(s) using aria-labelledby. Labels are not required for image, submit, reset, button, or hidden form controls.
  3. 1.1.1 Non-text Content (Level A)
  4. 1.3.1 Info and Relationships (Level A)
  5. 2.4.6 Headings and Labels (Level AA)
  6. 3.3.2 Labels or Instructions (Level A)
  1. Redundant links going to the same URL
  2. https://webaim.org/standards/wcag/checklist#sc2.4.4
  3. When adjacent links go to the same location (such as a linked product image and an adjacent linked product name that go to the same product page) this results in additional navigation and repetition for keyboard and screen reader users. How to fix it: If possible, combine the redundant links into one link and remove any redundant text or alternative text (for example, if a product image and product name are in the same link, the image can usually be given alt=””).
  • Any other accessibility issues showing as red errors with WAVE accessibility checking tool, can be avoided by using the font adjustment and colour contrast toggle button (see above for screenshots of buttons whcih are located on the left of the screen).

Disproportionate burden [NONE]

  1. accessibility problems you’re claiming would be a disproportionate burden to fix
  2. which of the WCAG 2.1 AA success criteria the problem fails on
  3. examples: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sample-accessibility-statement/sample-accessibility-statement-for-a-fictional-public-sector-website

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations [NONE]

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. For example, we do not plan to fix [example of non-essential document].

How we tested this website

This website was last tested on November 2019. The test was carried out by the Educational Development Unit at the University of the Highlands and Islands.

We tested all the main pages of the website.

We used the following to help us test and audit the website:

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

Our accessibility roadmap here shows how and when we plan to improve accessibility on this website:

Small accessibility improvements will be made during monthly maintenance updates, until it is felt that the website is as accessible as it will ever be.

This statement was prepared on 04.11.19. It was last updated on 04.12.19.