Accessibility statement for the UK federation websites (*.ukfederation.org.uk)
This statement applies to content published on
It does not apply to content on other subdomains (for example, https://wayf.ukfederation.org.uk) unless otherwise stated.
This website is run by Jisc. It is designed to be used by as many people as possible. The text should be clear and simple to understand. You should be able to:
- Change colours, contrast levels and fonts
- Zoom in up to 300% without problems
- Navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
- Navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
- Use most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
How accessible is this website
We know some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible:
- Some older PDF documents aren’t fully accessible to screen reader software
- We have issues with text colour contrast
- We have issues with some interactive elements
- We have some content issues
How to request content in an accessible format
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille contact us:
- email - email@example.com
- call - 0300 300 2212 (or +44 300 300 2212 international)
- Or speak to your account manager
We’ll consider your request and get back to you.
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting the requirements of the accessibility regulations, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you contact us with a complaint and you're not happy with our response contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS)
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’).
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Jisc is committed to making its websites 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.
The content listed below is classed as non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
Some text and background combinations don’t have enough contrast - especially section ‘tags’. They don’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3 (contrast - minimum). We are working on these.
Some generated content includes adjacent links going to the same place, where a single link is needed. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.4 (link purpose - in context). We are phasing out the pages that have these.
Heading order doesn’t clearly reflect the structure of the page in some sections. This does not meet WCAG success criterion 1.3.1 (info and relationships). We are addressing these on a rolling basis.
Our abbreviations aren’t fully accessible to screen readers. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.1.1 (keyboard). We are investigating what can be done to improve our abbreviations.
Issues with PDFs and other documents
Many of our older PDFs and Word documents don’t meet accessibility standards - for example, they may not be marked up so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role value). Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish should meet accessibility standards.
Issues with images, video and audio
There is unnecessary or unhelpful alt text on some images, especially where diagrams are used. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content). We are working to correct these.
We don’t provide transcripts of all our audio resources. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.2.1 (audio only and video only - prerecorded). We will start to provide transcripts for all new audio content.
Issues with interactive tools and transactions
Some of our interactive forms are difficult to navigate using a keyboard. For example, because some form controls are missing a ‘label’ tag. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role value). We are working to correct these.
Content outwith the scope of the accessibility regulations
Older PDFs and other documents
The accessibility regulations don’t require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.
The accessibility regulations [don’t require us to provide transcripts for podcasts published before 23 September 2020](http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2018/952/regulation/4/made). Though we will provide them for new podcasts, we won’t provide them for podcasts published before September 2019.
Live video streams don’t have captions. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.2.4 (captions - live). We don’t plan to add captions to live video streams and live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.
Links to archived sites
Where services have closed we sometimes point to archived copies of old websites. There are likely to be issues with these copies. As snapshots taken by a third-party we wouldn't be able to update these. As archived sites however, they are exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
Whenever new features are released they must meet WCAG 2.1 AA. We’re also committed to working on the issues above. While some issues may be mitigated by making "front-end" changes to mark-up or relatively minor changes to the CSS, others may need an element of redesign of the underlying site templates.
This statement was prepared on 9 August 2023.