This accessibility statement applies to CAMRI
This website is run by The University of Westminster. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
- 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’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible. You can see a full list of any issues we currently know about in the Non-accessible content section of this statement.
If you need information on this website in a different format such as accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille, please visit our digital accessibility contact us page for information on how to request this.
We have tested a sample of pages on the website. If you find an issue we have not yet identified, you can report it to us. We’ll pass this information to the website owner who will review the issue, make sure it is included in our plan to fix issues and add it into the accessibility statement when it is next updated.
Please visit our digital accessibility contact us page for information on how to report an accessibility problem.
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).
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The University of Westminster 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 not compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. The ‘non-compliances’, are listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
- Most of the images on the site have alt text which appears to be a filename, which neither describes the image or its purpose if it is functional. This fails WCAG 1.1.1 Non-text Content (A) and where those images are links: this fails WCAG 2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context) (A)
- Some headings across most pages are stylised text and do not use the correct heading tags. This fails WCAG 1.3.1 Info and Relationships (A)
- Inputs that have a known autocomplete value, have no autocomplete value set. This fails WCAG 1.3.5 Identify Input Purpose (AA)
- The site theme uses a pale blue colour for links and links that are styled to look like buttons, in addition, there is use of light grey text, none of these colours have sufficient contrast against their backgrounds. This fails WCAG 1.4.3 Contrast Minimum (AA)
- Some controls, such as links that are social media icons, menu buttons and inputs have insufficient contrast against their adjacent colours. This fails WCAG 1.4.11 Non-text Contrast (AA)
- The mobile menu cannot be opened with a keyboard and the events page has search functionality that is not keyboard accessible. This fails WCAG 2.1.1 Keyboard (A)
- There is no skip link present and some pages have content outside of landmarks or missing landmarks. This fails WCAG 2.4.1 Bypass Blocks (A)
- Focus order on the News articles pages does not match the reading order. This is because the “Leave a reply” form has tabindex values greater than 0. This fails WCAG 2.4.3 Focus Order (A)
- Some links that are images do not describe their purpose. This fails WCAG 2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context) (A).
- Some controls, such as links and buttons have no visual focus indicator, none of the navigation links had any visual focus indicator on MacOS Safari. This fails WCAG 2.4.7 Focus Visible (AA)
- Input errors on the news articles’ “Leave a Reply” forms are not associated with their inputs. This fails WCAG 1.3.1 Info and Relationships (A) and WCAG 3.3.3 Error Suggestion (A)
- Controls that expand do not inform assistive technologies they expand/collapse, such as the navigation button and Research Themes accordion, in addition, some controls have generic roles as opposed to links or buttons, these are mostly prevalent in the Events Calendar. This fails WCAG 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value (A).
This website was primarily uses a third-party plugin Timely’s All in 1 Events Calendar, which is inaccessible. The version on this site is not the latest version and the latest version claims to be accessible, although this cannot be determined until our in-house team test it.
We will liaise with the product owners for this site and the developers and determine the accessibility of the Timely plugin, if it does not meet the requirements set forth in WCAG 2.1 AA, we will find an alternative solution that can be used by all.
We estimate that the remediation work will be complete by January 2023, we will update this statement when all of the remedial work is completed or by 31st January 2023, whichever comes sooner.
If you find an issue that we have yet to identify, please contact us using one of the routes described in the ‘Reporting accessibility problems with this website’ section of this statement.
At this time, we have made no claims of disproportionate burden.
Our service includes the use of online maps to show certain geographical information. These are not used for navigational purposes and are exempt under the regulations. If you require the information presented in an online map in a different format, please contact us to discuss reasonable adjustments.
The University of Westminster is working to address the issues identified in the ‘Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations’ section above. We will prioritise our efforts to address the issues with the highest impact on users. We are working to develop an accessibility roadmap to show how and when we plan to improve accessibility on this website.
This statement was prepared on 30/06/2022 It was last reviewed on 14/09/2022.
This website was last tested on 29/06/2022 The test was carried out internally by the University of Westminster Digital Accessibility Team who looked at all primary pages and 1 of each template for different types of posts.