Accessibility statement for the Uni Connect website
This is an accessibility statement for the Uni Connect website. It applies to all content available from the www.ofsuniconnect.org domain.
This website is run by the Office for Students. 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 know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
- some elements of the cookie banner are not fully accessible
- HTML is used to format content for the embedded You Tube videos on the website
- the colour contrast for some variations of the footer links is insufficient.
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:
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, email the Office for Student’s digital publishing team or call our general enquiries line on 0117 931 7317.
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 Office for Students is committed to making this 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.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
- The form element in the cookie banner has a label but text has not been added (the label is empty). This fails WCAG 2.1A 1.3.1 Info and Relationships and WCAG 2.1AA 2.4.6 Headings and Labels.
- A button is missing in a form used in the cookie banner. This fails WCAG 2.1A 3.2.2 On Input.
- A button in the cookie banner does not highlight on focus. This fails This fails WCAG 2.1AA 2.4.7 Focus Visible.
- HTML is used to format content for the embedded You Tube videos on the website. This fails WCAG 2.1A 1.3.1 Info and Relationships.
- The colour contrast for some variations of the footer links is insufficient. This fails WCAG 2.1AA 1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum).
The Office for Students is planning a website upgrade for the Uni Connect microsite and will address all the issues above by January 2021.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 22 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 22 September 2020.
This website was last tested on 22 September. The test was carried out by the Office for Students using the website governance tool, Siteimprove.
Using Siteimprove, we have tested all pages across the website. We run weekly crawls of the website, and will update this statement each month as any issues are resolved or identified.