Accessibility

This accessibility statement applies to the Staffordshire University London website at www.staffslondon.ac.uk. 

This website is run by Staffordshire University London. 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) 

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. 

How accessible this website is  

We are aware there are some issues with the website: 

  • The whole page is contained in a form. This is a limitation of our Content Management System, but forms in the page content can be navigated to via landmarks.

Feedback and contact information 

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

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 2 working 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 the Web Team in Marketing and Communications via marketing@staffs.ac.uk 

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 

Staffordshire 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.

  • Images used to represent our news items are missing an alternative text description. We plan to enable our press team to add these and then output them to the pages where they are used by August 2021.
  • When using the site search with a screenreader, the options that are read out may not make logical sense. We plan to fix this issue by August 2021.      

Disproportionate burden 

Interactive tools and transactions 

  • Some forms are built and hosted through third party software, but we try to minimise this for essential services. These forms may not meet certain Level AA accessibility criteria. 
  • We utilise code provided by YouTube to embed videos into our site. When using a keyboard, the focus is not very clear due to colour contrast. We are unable to change this as it is part of the styling provided by YouTube. Also, video titles can sometimes not have sufficient colour contrast with the background image which YouTube chooses for the video.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations 

PDFs and other documents 

Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs containing information on university policies and academic regulations. By September 2020, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages. 

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]. 

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards. 

Live video 

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations

What we’re doing to improve accessibility 

We periodically review the accessibility of our website using auditing tools such as Siteimprove. As the content on the university website is devolved to numerous web authors throughout the institution, we also train and advise those staff on best practice for creating accessible content. 

Preparation of this accessibility statement 

This statement was prepared on 24 May 2021. 

This website was last tested in May 2021. The test was carried out by the Web Team in Marketing and Communications. 

We tested a sample of pages across the site which are representative of all the types of content we have on the site. The page sample included: 

  • Home page
  • Course pages
  • Landing pages
  • Generic content pages
  • News and event pages
  • Forms
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