Accessibility Statement

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Accessibility Statement

Accessibility statement for LEAPS http://www.leapsonline.org/

This is the website accessibility statement in line with Public Sector Body (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

This website is run by LEAPS, a widening participation programme which is hosted at The University of Edinburgh. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change most of the colours, contrast levels 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 (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)
  • ensure no information is conveyed by colour or sound only
  • the pages are mostly compatible with the latest forms of assistive technology e.g. Zoomtext and Read and Write

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

 

Customising the website

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

AbilityNet - My computer my way

With a few simple steps you can customise the appearance of our website to make it easier to read and navigate.

Additional information on how to customise our website appearance

 

How accessible this website is

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

  • May not be fully compatible with screen readers – some icons are not labelled
  • Not all content can be navigated to by a keyboard only e.g. the interactive prospectus
  • It can be difficult to see where you have tabbed too when using keyboard navigation
  • Not all audio/visual elements have subtitles
  • Not all images have alt text added

 

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, audio recording or braille please contact the Universities Collection team Helpline by emailing leaps@ed.ac.uk or phone 0131 650 4676

We’ll consider your request and aim to get back to you within 5 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 please let us know: by emailing leaps@ed.ac.uk or phone 0131 650 4676

We’ll consider your request and aim to get back to you within 5 working days.

 

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 please contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) directly.

Contact details for the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS)

 

Contacting us by phone using British Sign Language

British Sign Language service

British Sign Language Scotland runs a service for British Sign Language users and all of Scotland’s public bodies using video relay. This enables sign language users to contact public bodies and vice versa. The service operates from 8am to 12 midnight, 7 days a week. 

British Sign Language Scotland service details

 

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The University of Edinburgh 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 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

The full guidelines are available at:

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1

 

Non accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Noncompliance with the accessibility regulations

The following items to not comply with the WCAG 2.1 AA success criteria:

Unless specified otherwise a complete solution or significant improvement will be in place by September 2020. We also plan to remove the use of italics and continuous capitals wherever possible.

 

How we tested this website

This system was last tested by the University of Edinburgh’s Deputy Disability Information Officer in May 2019 via sampling the majority of pages across the website. We tested the system on a PC using the bowser Internet Explorer (11) as this is the bowsers most commonly used by disabled users due to its accessibility features and compatibility with assistive technology, as shown by the Government Assistive Technology Survey

  • We tested:
  • Spellcheck functionality
  • Data validation
  • Scaling using different resolutions
  • Options to customise the interface (magnification, font and background colour changing etc.)
  • Keyboard navigation
  • Warning of links opening in a new tab or window
  • Information conveyed in colour or sound only
  • Flashing or scrolling text
  • Operability if Javascript is disabled
  • Use with screenreading software (JAWS)
  • TextHelp Read and Write (assistive software)
  • Zoomtext (assistive software)
  • Time limits
  • Access to specialist help

 

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We will continue to work with the website developer to address these issues and deliver a solution or suitable workaround.

We will continue to monitor system accessibility and will carry out further accessibility testing as these issues are resolved. However, due to the complex nature of the information displayed it may not be possible to resolve all accessibility issues. If this is the case, we will ensure reasonable adjustments are in place to make sure no user is disadvantaged. We plan to have resolved the majority of accessibility issues by September 2020 at the latest.

 

This statement was prepared on 16 September 2019. It was last updated on 22 October 2019.