This accessibility statement applies to the University of Chichester main website (

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.

Live video 

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

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:

  • Homepage
  • Content pages
  • Course pages
  • Course search
  • Subject landing pages
  • News story pages
  • Event pages

We tested our main website platform, available at

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:

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 14 days.

If you cannot view the map on our ‘How to Find Us’ page, call 01243 816000 or email for directions.

Enforcement procedure

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).

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