Accessibility statement for my Hull and my Hull Enquiries Portal

This accessibility statement applies to all pages under the evision.hull.ac.uk and sid.hull.ac.uk domains. This website is run by the University of Hull.

This website is run by Student Services at the University of Hull. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • Zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen.
  • Listen to most of the website using a screen reader (for example NVDA)
  • Navigate the website via the menu bar at all times.
  • Navigate to most of the website and the forms using just a keyboard.
  • Rotate your screen to portrait or landscape orientation.
  • Recognise validation errors easily and rectify them before resubmitting a form.

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

 

How accessible this website is

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

  • Some pages donít have multiple navigation routes.
  • Some page headings are duplicated.
  • Some images donít have alternative text.
  • Some tables donít have associated description or semantic mark-up.
  • Colour is used as a sole method to show focus of some links.
  • Some contrast ratios need to be improved.

 

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording, or braille, or wish to make a complaint:

Weíll get back to you as soon as possible with a response to your request.

 

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed in the compliance section of this page, or think weíre not meeting accessibility requirements, contact us using the above contact details.

 

Enforcement procedure

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).

 

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The SIS team at the University of Hull is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

 

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.

 

Non-accessible content

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

 

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

  • Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content). We plan to add text alternatives for all images by September 2021. When we publish new content, weíll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.
  • Some pages donít have multiple navigation routes. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.5 (multiple ways). We plan to review the navigation of our site and ensure that all new content will meet this accessibility standard.
  • Some page headings are duplicated which fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.6 (headings and labels), we plan to correct this over time and use more meaningful titles going forward.
  • Some tables donít have associated description or semantic mark-up which fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (info and relationships). We plan to create more semantic markup for existing content, using descriptions that will be able to be read by screen readers.
  • Colour is used as a sole method to show focus of some links and this fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.1 (use of colour). We plan to use tool tips and underlining to also focus to met this criterion.
  • Colour is used as a sole method to show focus of some links and this fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.1 (use of colour). We plan to use tool tips and underlining to also focus to met this criterion.

 

Disproportionate burden

The SIS team are working towards WCAG 2.1 compliance; however, we estimate a significant amount of resource and expenditure will be required to complete the task. Third party vendor software will be upgraded in April which should bring us closer to compliance. To alter our suppliers would cause a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. We aim to continuously improve the my Hull portal so that it is accessible for all.

 

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We are working towards the maximum achievable level of AA compliance. We intend this to be complete before the end of 2021.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 4th February 2021. It was last reviewed on the 4th February 2021.

This website was last tested on the 4th of February 2021. The test was carried out internally by the SIS team within the Information Services Directorate at the University of Hull.

To test the site we selected a random sample of pages from each of our most used courses, and made sure to review pages with third-party tools separately.

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