Digital Accessibility

Accessibility Statement for Network for Learning website, Bath Spa University

Updated 23 September 2019

Using this website

This website is run by Network for Learning at Bath Spa 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, 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

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:

  • some of the images do not yet have alternate text
  • some form elements do not have labels.

What to do if you can’t 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 please email [email protected], or call 01225 876564. We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 2 days.

If you can’t view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, call or email us for directions.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting the requirements of the accessibility regulations, contact: Denise Martin on [email protected].

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the accessibility regulations. If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

Many of our course teaching rooms have audio induction loops. If you contact us before your visit, we may be able to arrange for this to be set up.

Contact: Denise Martin.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Network for Learning 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 2.1AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Issues with technology

Issues with text

Some link text doesn’t make sense when read on its own (for example, ‘click here’).

We plan to fix the existing links by September 2020. When we publish new content we’ll make sure link text meets accessibility standards.

Issues with PDFs and other documents

No issues were detected with PDFs and other documents..

Issues with images, video and audio

Some images don’t have alternative text, as they are decorative only. We plan to add alt text to all images by September 2020.

Issues with interactive tools and transactions

  • The colour contrast on error messages is too low.
  • Some of our interactive forms are difficult to navigate using a keyboard. For example, because some form controls are missing a ‘label’ tag.
  • Our forms are built and hosted through third party software and ‘skinned’ to look like our website.

We plan to work with our supplier to fix the issue with colour contrast by September 2020.

We’ve assessed the cost of fixing the issues with navigating the forms using a keyboard and believe that doing so now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. We will make another assessment when the supplier contract is up for renewal.

How we tested this website

This website was last tested on 23 September 2019. The test was carried out by Bath Spa University using AChecker web accessibility checker.

We tested the following web pages:

You can read the full accessibility test report [add link to report].

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

Network for Learning’s website developers will be engaged to fix any issues highlighted in this document before September 2020

This statement was prepared on 17 September 2019. It was last updated on 23 September 2019.