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Accessibility Statement for UoB Sport & Fitness website

This accessibility statement covers www.sportandfitness.bham.ac.uk. We aim to achieve the recommended Government standard for web accessibility (WCAG 2.1 AA).

This website is run by University of Birmingham Sport & Fitness. Because we want as many people as possible to be able to use this website, as a user with accessible needs, you should be able to do the following things.

  • 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 also aim to make the website text as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

1        How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • The colour contrast on some page elements is insufficient to be easily discernible for all users. However, you can use the high contrast toggle on the page to convert all elements to high contrast. This toggle will also enable you to modify the line height or spacing of text.
  • Embedded YouTube videos aren’t fully accessible to screen reader software.
  • Some links aren’t fully accessible and cannot be read by screen reader software.
  • Controls below the main navigation, for example, links and buttons, currently do not change appearance when they are selected by the keyboard.

2       Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format such as an accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille email press@sportandfitness.bham.ac.uk.

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

If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, email us on info@sportandfitness.bham.ac.uk for directions.

3        Reporting accessibility problems with the 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, email press@sportandfitness.bham.ac.uk.

4        Enforcement procedure

If you are unhappy with the response you have received from the University about your accessibility-related issue, you can make a complaint to the University by emailing accessibility-complaint@contacts.bham.ac.uk.

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).

5        Technical information about this website’s accessibility

University of Birmingham Sport & Fitness is committed to making its 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.

6        Non-accessible content

The content listed below is not accessible for the following reasons:

  1. Some controls on the page such as links, buttons and fields, do not change in appearance when they are selected by the keyboard. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 ‘AA’ success criterion 2.4.7. We will address this issue by March 2021.
  2. Some form fields do not identify their purpose programmatically. When done correctly, this allows browsers to help users fill in forms with known information, such as their name and email address. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 ‘AA’ success criterion 1.3.5. We will address and resolve this issue by March 2021.
  3. Not all links can be read by a screen reader. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 ‘A’ criterion 4.1.2. We will address and resolve this issue by March 2021.

The site also contains some third party content and functionality. This may direct you to a related service, or partner we work with. Where possible, we work with our partners to ensure their content which appears on our website is accessible. Alternatively, we will signpost users to the third party’s accessibility statement.

7        Content that is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

Live video

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

8          Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 22 September 2019 and it was last reviewed on 25 February 2021.

This website was last tested on 29 September 2020. The test was carried out by our trusted agencies and University staff using a selection of automated tools, as well as manual checks.

We tested the following pages as they contain the main features across the site and cover the different page templates used.