This accessibility statement applies to the Online Application Form which forms part of e:Vision.
This website is run by the SITS Support team for York St John University. 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 text as simple as possible to understand, where possible.
AbilityNet (opens in a new tab) 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 of our online forms, such as our online application form, are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard
- Some of our online forms, such as our online application form, are not marked up for screen readers
- Most of our older PDF and Word documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software.
- Some of our pages don’t have the correct heading structure
- Some of our pages may lack some navigational elements
Feedback and contact information
If you need more information on this website/application form:
We’ll consider your request and get back to you as soon as possible.
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 the SITS Support team by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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).
Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person
We provide a text relay service for people who are D/deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment.
Our offices have audio induction loops, or if you contact us before your visit we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.
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Technical information about this website’s accessibility
York St John University is committed to making e:Vision 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, due to the non-compliances listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Interactive tools and transactions
Some of our interactive forms which use radio buttons may be difficult to navigate using screen readers. This is because of how our software handles radio buttons and is not an issue that can be fixed at our end.
To mitigate this, we have made sure that radio button answers are meaningful and can be understood without the question. There should be no accessibility issue if the page is read in full.
Some of our links may be ambiguous to screen readers. This fails WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 2.4.9 Link Purpose.
Where possible each link on e:Vision should be understandable from link text alone. However there are instances where link generation is not editable. We will assess these few exceptions during the wider review of e:Vision in 2021 and we will investigate if it is possible to replace these out-of-the-box functions with bespoke accessible builds.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
Historic documents (PDFs, Word) and system-generated correspondence
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. For example, we cannot fix system-generated correspondence to students which is available to view on e:Vision.
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
We are committed to improving accessibility across e:Vision and we work closely with our e:Vision provider, Tribal, to ensure all new e:Vision developments are done with accessibility in mind.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 13th January 2021. It was last reviewed on 13th January 2021.
This website was last tested on 13th January 2021. The test was carried out by SITS Support.
The following tools have been used for testing:
- NVDA 2020.2
- WAVE Chrome extension