This accessibility statement applies to the University of Chichester main website (chi.ac.uk).
Using this website
This website is run by University of Chichester. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
- 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 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 is this website?
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
- You cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
- Some images may not have alternative text
- Slide-in navigation menu doesn’t work when zoomed-in more that 125%
- Some information is supplied only in PDF format
PDFs and 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. The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
Issues with images
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 are working to add alternative text descriptors for all images on the website. When we publish new content we will make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.
What we are doing to improve our website
The University of Chichester sees digital accessibility as a continual improvement, and will consistantly review all areas of the website to ensure all users can access and use the website correctly.
This statement was published in October 2021.
Technical information about this website
The University of Chichester 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.
How we tested this website
This website was last tested in October 2021. The test was carried out internally by the Digital team at the University of Chichester.
We tested a sample of all our page templates on the website. These templates include:
- Content pages
- Course pages
- Course search
- Subject landing pages
- News story pages
- Event pages
We tested our main website platform, available at chi.ac.uk.
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 the Digital team at email@example.com
- Call the Digital team on 01243 816464
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 14 days.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the accessibility regulations. If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).