Accessibility Statement for PBC4GGR
This statement relates to all webpages with web address beginning https://www.pbc4ggr.org.uk/.
This website is run by Aberystwyth University. 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 and fonts
- 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.
How accessible this website is
We know some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible, for example:
- colour contrast is not sufficient in some areas
- headings on some pages are not nested correctly
For more details, see below.
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, please contact us.
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact us.
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
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 and exemptions listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
The menu button doesn’t have a name. This means that it’s not clear what the purpose of the button is. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context). We will investigate options to improve this.
On the contact form there are no autocomplete values set. This can make it hard to understand for users with cognitive disabilities. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.5 Identify Input Purpose. We will investigate our form plugin to see if we can change this.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
We will fix some of the simple issues immediately and will investigate options for those that are a little more complex.
Some pages didn’t have a main heading. This meant that it could be unclear what the page is about. This didn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 Info and Relationships. We changed the way that the main heading was hidden to allow it to be available to assistive technology while remaining hidden visually to maintain the design of the page.
Some pages skipped heading levels. This could have been confusing as it appeared the user had missed a heading. This didn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 Info and Relationships. We corrected the heading levels and used CSS to display the headings visually to fit the design of the page.
Some images didn’t have alt text that was the same as the text visible in the image. This meant that the information in them wasn’t available to people using assistive technology. This didn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 Non-Text Content. The alt text for these images has been updated to match the text visible on the image.
Some links had the link URL as link text. This could be confusing and frustrating for screen reader users as the destination of the link was not clear. This didn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context). We have changed the links to be on text that enables the user to know where the link will take them.
There was insufficient colour contrast in some areas. This meant that some users would not have been able to read the text. This didn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum). We have changed the colours used so that contrast is sufficient.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 25th October 2021. It was last reviewed on 29th October 2021.
This website was last tested on 25th October 2021. The test was carried out by Aberystwyth University Information Services staff.