Topic outline

  • General

    Accessibility Statement for 

    This accessibility statement applies to It does not apply to content on other subdomains related to this website domain, nor does it apply to the content on the main domain. 

    This website is run by Jisc. It is designed to be used by as many people as possible. The text should be clear and simple to understand. You should be able to:  

    • 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. 

    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: 

      • We have issues with text colour contrast 

      • We have some contrast issues 

      • You cannot skip to the main content 

      • Some links are not descriptive 

      • Some images are missing alt attributes 

      • Header sequence out of order 

      • Website is not 100% accessible via keyboard controls. 

      • 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: 

        • call 0300 3002212 

        • or speak to your account manager 

        We’ll consider your request and get back to you. 

        • Reporting accessibility problems with this website 

          This website is being rebuilt so if you discover any accessibility problems with this website that we’ve not identified and you might think we’d miss for the rebuild, please get in touch:  

          • Enforcement procedure 

            If you contact us with a complain and you’re not happy with our response contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS). 

            The Equality and Human Right Commission (EHRC) is responsive for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’).  

            • Technical information about this website’s accessibility  

              Jisc is committed to making its websites accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.  

              The website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.  

              • Non-accessible content 

                The content listed below non-accessible for the following reasons  

                Disproportionate burden 

                This section covers issues that we cannot fix right now. We’ve assessed the cost of fixing these issues but doing so would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the law due to the website undergoing rebuild or decommission by Mid 2021

                Links without meaningful purpose 

                Some of the links are labelled clearly. This means that links do not make sense when taken out of context, and for some links it’s not possible to know what the purpose of the link is. (WCAG: 2.4.4).  

                Focus Order 

                There are some forms on the website that do not follow logical focus order. (WCAG 2.4.3)  

                List Elements 

                Some lists contain other elements than <li> tags or other supporting elements. (WCAG 1.3.1)  

                Keyboard Operation  

                All functionality of the content should be operable through keyboard (WCAG: 2.1.1)  

                Bypass Blocks 

                There is no option to skip to the main content on the page (WCAG: 2.4.1)  

                Heading Sequence 

                Some headings are out of sequence, pages display H3 tags before H2 etc. (WCAG: 2.4.10)

                Contrast Issues 

                Some pages contain elements with low contrast between the element and its background, this included university logo images. This can cause text to be difficult to read, especially for those with low vision, poor eyesight, or colour blindness (WCAG: 1.4.3). 

                Alternative Text 

                Some images don’t contain text that describes them accurately.  (WCAG: 1.4.5) 

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

                  Third party content  

                  The site contains links to third party content which users may find relevant and useful but is not controlled by Jisc.  

                  Archived content  

                  The site contains archived content that is not needed for the serviced provided by Jisc and they are not updated.  

                  • What we’re doing to improve accessibility

                    Planning has commenced to rebuild or decommision the site. In the case of a rebuild its contents will be migrated to a more modern and updated site. This will be completed by Mid 2021

                    • Edit Preparation of this accessibility statement

                      This statement was prepared on the 19th October 2020. It was last review on 8th March 2021

                      This website was last tested on the 19th  October 2020. The test was carried out by Jisc.  

                      We sampled a number of pages that will represent the variety of content and its structure on the site using the Site Improve and Wave accessibility assessment tools.