Accessibility statement for the Free Online Screening

This accessibility statement applies to screener located at studentservices.hull.ac.uk/forms/freescreening and the subsequent screening questionnaire.

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
  • Navigate all 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. It should be noted, that due to the nature of the screener, if you cannot clearly see the information on the screen, nor hear audio clearly, you will not be able to use the screener. If that applies, please get in touch through the myHull portal.

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:

  • The fields that collect information about you on the first page and in the questionnaire do not have autocomplete attributes defined
  • Some radio buttons and checkboxes do not respond to keyboard input
  • Most of the Yes/No questions in the screener cannot be operated with a keyboard
  • Some pages have auto-playing audio which you cannot stop, pause, mute, or adjust the volume of
  • The site does not contain bypass blocks for you to skip the navigation
  • Some pages do not have helpful titles

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:

  • Internal users (staff and students) can use the internal accessibility form.
  • External parties (applicants and other external individuals) can use the external accessibility form.
  • Call us on 01482462222
  • Visit us in person via the Central Hub, 1st floor of Student Central, University of Hull, Cottingham Road, HU6 7RX between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday. Please note, due to current social distancing requirements, this in person service is not currently available.

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 10 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 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

Student Services 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

Content

Audio
  • On some pages, there is audio that automatically plays for longer than 3 seconds with no controls for the user to stop, pause, mute, or adjust the volume for that audio. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.2 (Audio Control).

    We are working to add controls to these pages. Please note, some pages (such as the question pages themselves on the word construction tests automatically play audio, however each clip is shorter than 3 seconds, and so we will not provide controls for these clips.
Markup
  • Most input fields on both the screener and the subsequent questionnaire do not have autocomplete attributes defined, so names and phone numbers are not populated by default. This failed WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.5 (Identify Input Purpose).

    We are working to add these by the end of 2020.
Navigation
  • There is no functionality to provide a skip navigation link. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.1 (Bypass Blocks).

    We are working to see if we can add this.
     
  • Most of the Yes/Sometimes/No questions used on the site do not respond to keyboard controls. This means you can neither focus on the question, nor select an answer. The same goes for some radio buttons and check boxes on the site. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.1.1 (Keyboard).

    We are working to update these questions to keyboard navigable types by the end of 2020.
     
  • Some pages on the site use a default title of ‘Student Services’. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.2 (Page Titled).

    We are working to update page titles by the end of 2020.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

Within the bounds of the nature of the screener, we are working towards the maximum achievable level of AA compliance. We intent this to be complete before the end of 2020.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 22nd of September 2020. It was last reviewed on the 22nd of September 2020.

This website was last tested on the 22nd of September 2020. The test was carried out internally by the Student Engagement and Communications Team within Student Services at the University of Hull.

To test the site, we completed an end-to-end evaluation of the screener, answering all questions and reviewing all pages.

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

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