This accessibility statement applies to to the website

This website is run by University of Central Lancashire. 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:

  • The spam-prevention tool provided by Google lacks a Form label
  • The contact us page is missing standard labels, however we have included ARIA labels.

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format, please contact us through our contact page.

If you cannot use our ‘contact us’ page, please call us at +44 (0) 1772 891990

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, let us know through our contact page.

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

University of Central Lancashire 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.

How we tested this website

The compliance has been evaluated using the WAVE Web accessibility evaluation tool.

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Not applicable

Disproportionate burden

Two accessibility issues remain that are due to software provider not supporting accessibility

  • The spam-prevention tool provided by Google lacks a Form label
  • The contact us page, made with plugin “Contact Form 7” plugin for WordPress, is missing standard Form labels, due to a shortcoming in the plugin.

These issues are dependent on software service provider and not fixable by us as content providers. We will monitor the situation and improve accessibility as soon as the software providers will improve their product.

To our knowledge, Google spam-prevention tool missing a label does not affect functionality of the site.

To mitigate the issue of the contact us page, we have included ARIA labels to the form fields, to guide the user.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We will monitor the webpage for accessibility and react promptly to any requests and feedback. We will monitor the issues related to the Contact Form 7 and Google spam-prevention tool at each update.

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 18 September 2020. The test was carried out internally.

All pages on the website were tested separately and individually.