text is clipped when resized
Some elements / components within elements on our pages clip the content at the edge of their container make the overflow invisible. The purpose of this success criterion is ot ensure that content is visually rendered so that it can be scaled and read directly with people with mild visual disabilities. This fails success critera 1.4.4 (Resize Text). We aim to fix this by April 2023.
Magnifcation & Reflow
A very small number of pages across the website prevent users from zooming-in (magnifying) or scaling content. These are the Virtual Tour pages and one HTTP Error 500 (Internal Server Error) webpage. These fail success critera 1.4.4 (Resize Text) and 1.4.10 (Reflow). We cannot fix the Virtual Tour webpages (see Disproportionate Burden section, below). However, we aim to fix the HTTP 500 Server Error page by April 2023.
Element IDs are not unique
There are certain webpage elements across the site where element IDs therein are not unique on the page itself. This may impair assitive technologies accurattely interpreting and parsing content. This fails success critera 4.1.1 (Parsing). We aim to fix this by April 2023.
Visible Label & Accessible Names Do Not Match
There are a number of pages where the accessible name of interactive elements do not match their visible labels. This fails success criteria Although this accessibility issue has been addressed in previous coding updates, it has been identified once more. This fails success critera 2.5.3 (Label in Name) and 1.3.1 (Info and Relationships). We aim to fix this by April 2023.
There are a very small number of webpages where we have identified one element as having insufficient colour contrast between displayed text and a coloured background. This fails success criteria 1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum). We aim to fix this by April 2023.
Some of our embedded online forms may be difficult to complete when using a screen reader. Our forms are hosted by 3rd party solution providers and incorporated onto webpages as appropriate. We cannot fix these issues directly. In the meantime if you require a specific form please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and request an accessible alternative version.
In addition our course search form in the Study section of the mega-navigation menu fails success criteria 4.1.1 (Parsing) Element ID is Not Unique.
In a very small number of pages on the website, alt tags are missing for forms embedded on webpages using inline iFrames. Providing iFrames with alternative text is really helpful for assistive technologies. This fails success criteria 1.1.1 Non-text Content. We plan to fix this by April 2023.
Search filters are located on the website for: Event / News / Undergraduate Search / Postgraduate Search / Staff Directory filtering for your convenience. They fail success criteria 3.2.2 (On Input) for missing buttons and 1.3.1 (Info & Relationships) where filter options are not grouped. We plan to fix this by April 2023.
Inline Hyperlinks & Broken Links
We have taken care to ensure that descriptions for screen reader users have been added to elements that display links such as Read more or Find out more across the site for users of assistive technologies. However, there are other instances on the site hyperlink text is non-unique (eg Click here). We are working through the site to identify these and reformat the content concerned to try to eradicate this potential source of confusion for users of assistive technologies. This fails success criteria 2.4.4 (Link Purpose (In Context)). We plan to fix this by April 2023.
Some website content use same link name for links going to different destinations. These fail success criteria 2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context) Link text used for multiple different destinations. We plan to fix this by April 2023.
The website contains a large number of downloadable PDFs. Not all of these PDFs are fully accessible.
These PDFs contain machine readable content, but have a number of additional issues to raise their accessibility up to the required standards. These PDFs typically fail accessibility guidelines on combinations of the following success criteria:
- 1.1.1 (Non-text Content), where the PDFs contain images which do not have alternative text specified
- 1.3.1 (Info and Relationships) and 2.4.6 (headings and labels), where the PDFs do not have tagged heading structures or table elements properly defined
- 1.3.2 (Meaningful Sequence), where the text in PDFs has been created using floating text boxes (e.g. using desktop publishing software) or no reading order has been specified, tab order has not been set, or incorporate lists throughout
- 1.4.3 (Contrast (Minimum)), where text may have been created in a colour which does not contrast enough with its background colour
- 2.4.2 (Page Titled), where this is not yet set or does not sufficiently describe the or content of the PDF
- 2.4.6 (Headings and Labels) and 2.4.10 (Section Headings), where PDFs have been created without bookmarks
- 3.1.1 (Language of Page), where PDFs do not have a language specified in them – please read all such PDFs as UK English
There may also be a very small number of PDFs which currently fail success criterion 1.4.5 (Images of Text), where they contain scanned text which may not have been converted to computer-readable text.
We are currently looking at solutions to address these issues.
We plan to complete this work by April 2023.
These are not currently keyboard accessible. This fails success criteria 2.1.1 (Keyboard). The virtual tour function was developed by a 3rd party. We cannot fix this (see Disproportionate Burden section below) but sighted keyboard users may find switching on Windows Mouse Keys in the Ease of access panel could help.
In addition, our videos which collectively form the virtual tours, sit on webpages that fail accessibility criteria 3.1.1 (Language of Page) and 1.3.1 (Info & Relationships) - No Top-level Heading on the Page. See Disproportionate Burden section below.
A small number of webpages are reporting WAI-ARIA errors where a non unique ID has been used. These fail success criteria: 1.1.1 (Non-text Content), 1.3.1 (Info and Relationships), 2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context), 3.3.2 (Labels or Instructions), and 4.1.2 (Name, Role, Value) "Aria-describedby" has incorrect (ID) reference. We plan to fix this by April 2023.
A small number of our undergraduate course webpages generate accessibility warnings in relation to landmarks with identical names. These fail success criteria 4.1.2 (Name, Role, Value) Landmarks with identical names. We plan to fix this by April 2023.
Our five search listing pages (Undergraduate Courses / Postgraduate Courses / News / Events / Staff Directory) have missing WAI-ARIA states/properties in their filters. These fail success criteria 4.1.2 (Name, Role, Value) Missing required WAI-ARIA states or properties. We plan to fix this by April 2023.