Accessibility statement for the UK federation websites (*.ukfederation.org.uk)

This statement applies to content published on https://www.ukfederation.org.uk. It does not apply to content on 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:

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 service@ukfederation.org.uk.

Enforcement procedure

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.

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Content

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.

Older podcasts

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

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.

This statement was prepared on 21 September 2020.

Content modified from the GOV.UK accessibility statement - used through the Open Government Licence v3.0.