This accessibility statement applies to the Study Skills Website.

This website is run by The University of Worcester. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • zoom in up to 400% 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 aren’t fully accessible:

  • site menu is not accessible using a keyboard with small screens or high magnifications
  • search button is not identified using a keyboard using small screens or high magnification
  • page titles have insufficient contrast with background images
  • there is no focus indicator for the mobile menu

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:

  • Email email the Library Services team at askalibrarian@worc.ac.uk for help or information on accessing the website
  • We will consider your request and get back to you in two 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, contact: the Library Services team at askalibrarian@worc.ac.uk

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, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The University of Worcester is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status

This 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 is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Some controls do not have a corresponding label. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content), 1.3.1 (info and relationships), 2.4.6 (headings and labels) and 3.3.2 (labels or instructions). We are reviewing the current theme to address this problem for the next site update in September 2021.

Some buttons are empty or have no value text. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 1.1.1 (non-text content), 1.3.1 (info and relationships), and 2.4.4 (link purpose). We are reviewing the current theme to address this problem for the next site update in September 2021.

Some images and text have insufficient contrast. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3 (contrast – minimum). We will redesign this part of the site to conform to current regulations in the next site update in September 2021.

Mobile menu is not accessible to by keyboard or to screen readers. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criteria 2.1.1 (keyboard), or 4.1.2 (name, role, value). We are reviewing the current theme to address this problem for the next site update in September 2021.

A focus indicator is unavailable for some interface elements. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.7 (focus visible). We are reviewing the current theme to address this problem for the next site update in September 2021.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 18th February 2021. It was last reviewed on 18th February 2021.

This website was last tested on 18th February 2021. The test was carried out by the TEL Unit.

We tested each page of the website, using the supported desktop Google Chrome web browser.