Accessibility Statement

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Accessibility statement 

The following statement explains how the WSA End of Year show website (www.wsa-ondisplay.co.uk) meets the 2018 The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations. 

About this statement 

This statement was prepared on 15 June 2022. This page will be updated as further accessibility improvements are made. 

How accessible this website is 

This website was created based on the WordPress theme Reykjavik. It complies to WordPress accessibility requirements and was built to help create a website that passes WCAG 2.1 level AA requirements.  

It has the following built-in accessibility features: 

  • can be used with a screen reader  
  • ability to skip to the content of each page 
  • you can navigate it using a keyboard or voice commands 
  • you can zoom in or out 
  • the design uses high colour contrast 
  • the design adapts to different devices and screen sizes 
  • the design does not use colour as the only way to distinguish something 
  • moving content can be stopped 
  • images of text are not used in the design or content 
  • each part of the page is highlighted as it is selected 
  • form fields have accessible labels 
  • each page is structured with correct, meaningful HTML 

When we publish information on this website, we will: 

  • structure content well 
  • use plain English (except for academic or scientific words that don’t have an alternative) 
  • use short sentences 
  • explain acronyms 
  • make sure PDFs or other documents are accessible 
  • write good link text 
  • make images and videos accessible 
  • ensure new features work on assistive technologies 

However, we know that some aspects of this website are not fully accessible and we are continuing to work on resolving them: 

  • some content may not be in plain English or short sentences 
  • navigation links may be confused with other links on the page 
  • lists of content may contain duplicate links 
  • wide HTML tables cannot be viewed on small screens 
  • a large proportion of PDFs and other documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software 
  • video and audio may not have captions or transcripts 

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website 

If you need information on this website in a different format (accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille) please contact architectureoperations@cardiff.ac.uk. We will consider your request and respond within five working days. 

Reporting accessibility problems with this website 

If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact our Compliance and Risk team architectureoperations@cardiff.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 

Cardiff University is committed to making this 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 2.1 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 

Specific aspects of this website are non-complaint with the WCAG 2.1 AA standard, as shown in the table below. As the site becomes more compliant over time, this list will be updated. 

  • Visible label and accessible name do not match 
  • Text is clipped when resized 
  • Container element is empty 
  • Role not inside the required context 
  • Link without a text alternative 
  • Element IDs are not unique 
  • Inline frame without a text alternative 
  • Empty headings  
  • Links in the same context with the same text alternative 
  • No data cells assigned to table header 
  • Table headers aren’t referenced correctly 
  • Image without a text alternative 
  • Page zoom is restricted 
  • Visual-only video without a text alternative 
  • Form field is not labelled  
  • Scrollable element is not keyboard accessible 
  • Colour contrast is not sufficient 

Maps 

Sophisticated, interactive maps may not have an accessible alternative. 

Other features 

The following aspects of the site are also known to have accessibility issues: 

  • Textual and visual content on individual course pages as well as project/student pages 
  • Event pages and booking forms 
  • Virtual tour and 3D scans of the exhibition  

Disproportionate burden 

At present there are no accessibility problems on www.wsa-ondisplay.co.uk that we consider to be a disproportionate burden to resolve. 

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

Maps 

Interactive maps are exempt from the regulations, but an accessible alternative is required. 

How we tested this website 

This website is tested by WSA-On Display using a tool called Wave Accessibility Evaluation tool and AXE Dev Tools. This tool reports accessibility problems and we tackle them in order of greatest impact.