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Accessibility statement for Future Quest Healthcare

This accessibility statement applies to the Future Quest Healthcare website:

www.fqhealthcare.org.uk

This website is run bt the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol). We want as many people as possible to be able to use our 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)

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

How accessible this website is

We are aware of some issues that may affect the accessibility of some parts of the website:  

  • functionality on our activities pages will be difficult for keyboard and screen reader users to engage with
  • some aspects of the main menu may not be accessible to all

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:

Future.quest@uwe.ac.uk

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in ten working days.

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 us at

Future.quest@uwe.ac.uk

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

UWE 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

Page design

Some logos are missing descriptive alt text so will not be identifiable by a screen reader. This fails WCAG success criterion 1.1.1 (Non-text content).

We plan add descriptive alt text where relevant by November 2022.

Videos on the website are missing audio description or a text transcript which means the content may be inaccessible to blind people. This fails WCAG success criteria 1.2.3 (Audio description or Media Alternative) & 1.2.5 (Audio description).

We plan to remove inaccessible videos or add audio description where required by November 2022.

Colour is used as the only way of distinguishing some text links. This may be imperceivable to some users and fails WCAG success criterion 1.4.1 (Use of Colour).

We plan to make all links clearly distinguishable by using a means other than colour by November 2022.

Colour contrast is insufficient in places making it hard from some people to read content on our website. This fails WCAG success criterion 1.4.3 (Contrast (Minimum)).

We plan to change all colours that do not pass contrast requirements by November 2022. Any new colours will be tested for compliance before being used on the website.

Across the site, text cannot be resized without being overlapped or truncated. This fails WCAG success criterion 1.4.4 (Resize Text).

We plan to make all text resizable up to 200% by November 2021.

Some of our images contain text. This text cannot be changed or manipulated to suit user preferences so may be difficult for some users to read. This fails WCAG success criterion 1.4.5 (Images of Text).

We plan to resolve this issue by November 2022.

Page structure

Heading elements are not always used correctly, which can make it difficult for some users to discern the structure of the webpage. This fails WCAG success criterion 1.3.1 (Info and relationships).

We plan to review and update all heading elements to ensure they are used correctly by November 2022. Any new pages will use heading elements correctly from creation.

Our website is missing key ARIA page landmarks, which can make it difficult for some users to discern the structure of the webpage. This fails WCAG success criterion 1.3.1 (Info and relationships).

We plan to review and update page landmarks to ensure they are used correctly across the site by November 2022

Navigation, links and buttons

The dropdowns within the main navigation are not keyboard operable so some users will be unable to access the content they contain. This fails WCAG success criterion 2.1.1 (Keyboard).

We plan to make all elements of our main navigation keyboard operable by November 2022.

The ‘skip to content’ link is currently missing from the page. This fails WCAG success criterion 2.4.1 (Bypass blocks).

We plan to make add a skip to content link by November 2022.

The focus order through some sections of the page is not as logical or efficient as it could be, which can make it confusing and time consuming for some users. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.3 (Focus Order)

We plan to change the focus order through these sections to ensure it is logical by November 2022.

The purpose of links is not always clear from the text alone, which will affect screen reader users when they list links. This fails WCAG success criterion 2.4.4 (Link Purpose (In Context)).

We plan to change all links so they are meaningful without the context of the surrounding text by December 2021. Any new links added will also have clear purpose.

In some places on our website the keyboard focus is not clearly visible. This makes it hard for keyboard users to identify which part of the site is active and fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.7 (focus visible).

We plan to make the focus visible across the site by November 2022.

Some of our buttons, for example our social media icons, are missing programmatic labels so will be announced in an unhelpful way by a screen reader. This fails WCAG success criterion 4.1.2 (Name, Role, Value).

We plan to add programmatic labels to all buttons by November 2022. Any new buttons will be added with programmatic labels as standard.

Activity pages

Some page elements within the activities pages are not keyboard operable so will be inaccessible to non-mouse users. This fails WCAG success criterion 2.1.1 (Keyboard).

We plan to make all elements of these pages keyboard operable by November 2022.

Some of the functionality within our activities pages requires path-based gestures, like sliders and drag and drop. This action may be difficult for some users to perform and fails WCAG success criterion 2.5.1 (Pointer Gesture).

We plan to provide an accessible alternative to this functionality by November 2022.

Checkboxes on the activities page are not announced in a useful way by a screen reader so blind people may be unclear how to engage with the functionality. This fails WCAG success criterion 4.1.2 (Name, Role, Value).

We plan to resolve this issue with the checkboxes by November 2022.

Error messaging within the activities pages is not always announced assertively by a screen reader so blind people may be unaware an error has occurred. This fails WCAG success criterion 4.1.3 (Status Message).

We plan to ensure all error messaging is assertively announced by November 2022.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on November 2nd 2021. It was last reviewed on November 2nd 2021

This website was last tested on 27th October 2021. This website was tested for compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines V2.1 level A and level AA, and the test was carried out by Web Usability Partnership Ltd.

We used the Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM) approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test.

 
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