We are committed to making our website accessible in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This accessibility statement applies to www.cardiff.ac.uk.
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and the exemptions listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reason(s):
(a) Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
Specific aspects of this website are non-complaint with the WCAG 2.1 AA standard, as shown in the table below. As the site becomes more compliant over time, this table will be updated.
|WCAG 2.1 Success Criteria||Description||Non-compliant pages||Proportion of pages that are compliant|
|1.1.1||Image without a text alternative||9||99%|
|1.2.1||Visual-only video without an accessible alternative||4||99%|
|1.3.1||Role not inside the required context||7,814||62%|
|1.3.1||Hidden element has focusable content||1||99%|
|1.3.1||Table headers aren't referenced correctly||31||99%|
|1.3.1||No data cells assigned to table header||30||99%|
|1.4.3||Colour contrast is not sufficient||6||99%|
|1.4.4||Page zoom is restricted||6||99%|
|1.4.4||Text is clipped when resized||9||99%|
|2.4.4||Link without a text alternative||1,272||94%|
|2.4.4||Links in the same context with the same text alternative||153||99%|
|2.4.7||Keyboard focus indicator is missing||3||99%|
|2.5.3||Visible label and accessible name do not match||20,630||<1%|
|4.1.1||Element IDs are not unique||644||97%|
|4.1.2||Form field is not labelled||307||99%|
|4.1.2||Button without a text alternative||1,961||91%|
|4.1.2||Inline frame without a text alternative||108||99%|
Most of the 2,095 PDFs and 348 Word documents on www.cardiff.ac.uk that have been published since 23 September 2018 are non-compliant.
Sophisticated, interactive maps may not have an accessible alternative.
The following aspects of the site are also known to have accessibility issues:
- postgraduate research funding opportunities
- chat to our students
- live chat
- undergraduate virtual tour
- some embedded media hosted using third party software
- enquiry and open day booking forms
(b) Disproportionate burden
At present there are no accessibility problems on www.cardiff.ac.uk that we consider to be a disproportionate burden to resolve.
(c) Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
Older PDFs and other documents
Documents that were published before 23 September 2018 and are not essential to providing our services are exempt from the regulations.
Audio and video
Live video streams such as our graduation ceremonies are exempt from the accessibility regulations.
Special collections and archives
Our historical library collections are exempt from the regulations.
Interactive maps are exempt from the regulations, but an accessible alternative is required.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 16 September 2019. It was updated on 15 September 2022.
This website is tested weekly by Cardiff University using a tool called SiteImprove. This tool reports accessibility problems and we tackle them in order of greatest impact.
This statement was last reviewed on 15 September 2022.
This page will be updated as further accessibility improvements are made.
Feedback and contact information
What to do if you cannot access parts of this website
If you need information on this website in a different format (accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille) please contact email@example.com. We will consider your request and respond within five working days.
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact our Compliance and Risk team.
Compliance and Risk
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).
How accessible our website is
This website can be used with a screen reader and has the following built-in accessibility features:
- ability to skip to the content of each page
- you can navigate it using a keyboard or voice commands
- you can zoom in or out
- the design uses high colour contrast
- the design adapts to different devices and screen sizes
- the design does not use colour as the only way to distinguish something
- moving content can be stopped
- images of text are not used in the design or content
- each part of the page is highlighted as it is selected
- form fields have accessible labels
- each page is structured with correct, meaningful HTML