This statement applies to content published by the University’s Content Management System (CMS) on the stran.ac.uk domain. This statement does not apply to content on sub domains, for example, service.stran.ac.uk, or other systems or services that publish content to the stran.ac.uk domain.
This website is run by Stranmillis University College. 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
- 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)
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:
- most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
- live video streams do not have captions
- some images have missing alternative text or do not have good alternative text
- some tables used to present tabular data are not structured appropriately
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:
- email email@example.com
We’ll consider your request and will get back to you.
If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, call or email us for directions.
Reporting accessibility problems with this 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, contact: A.McAteer@stran.ac.uk
The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI) 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 Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI).
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Stranmillis University College 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.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
- 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 2020. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.
- Some of our links do not make sense or are unhelpful when removed from the context of surrounding content. This fails WCAG 2.1A 2.4.4 success criterion (Link text is too generic in its current context). We plan to fix this by September 2020.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
PDFs and other documents
Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, and forms published as Word documents. As part of our ongoing efforts to address this we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages by December 2020.
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will strive to meet accessibility standards.
We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
We have an ongoing strategy towards updating our website content in accordance with the guidelines set out by the WCAG 2.1.
We will review the website monthly to ensure consistency in our approach to complying with these guidelines. Content creators will be updated regularly on how to use the CMS in order to continue to provide information that aligns with WCAG 2.1.
This statement was prepared on 10 September 2020.