Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to only.

This website is run by the University of Huddersfield Students’ Union.  We want as many people as possible to be able to use this 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)

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

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 images do not have any or sufficient alternative text in place
  • Some forms are missing error messages that tell you If you have entered Incorrect Information

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
  • call 01484 473555

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, email: Lydia Blundell, Head of Engagement

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances 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 May 2021. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

Some of our interactive forms do not automatically detect errors. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 3.3.3 Error Suggestion

We plan to add labels for all forms by May 2021.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

PDFs and other documents

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Live video

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

Our accessibility roadmap shows how and when we plan to improve accessibility on this website.

By May 30th 2021

  • all SU websites must be revised to be compliant in line with WCAG 2.01
  • third party websites and their content must be compliant in line with WCAG 2.01

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 6th April 2021. It was last reviewed on 6th April 2021.

This website was last tested on 29th March 2021. The test was carried out by Huddersfield Students’ Union.