Reporting accessibility problems with this website
If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting the requirements of the accessibility regulations, use the ‘spotted an issue?’ button at the foot of every page, or contact email@example.com.
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’).
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Jisc is committed to making its websites accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
The content listed below non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
We use SlideShare on the site. We know there are some accessibility issues with these embedded players. You can click through to the SlideShare site where you can view or download the presentation - but there may be accessibility issues with these files. We don't have a suitable alternative and, as we don't control the platform, are unable to make the changes required to improve it. Please let us know if you would like an accessible version of any of our presentations and we will send one through to you.
Our e-learning taster modules are built using the Articulate platform. We don't have a suitable alternative and, as we don't control the platform, are unable to make the changes required to improve it. We are aware of issues with element IDs that are not unique and that there are missing required WAI-ARIA states or properties. These are in Articulate’s development pipeline. Please let us know if you would like an accessible version of any of our e-learning taster modules and we will send one through to you.
Some text and background combinations don’t have enough contrast - especially section ‘tags’. They don’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3 (contrast - minimum). We are working on these.
Our older promotional links include adjacent links going to the same place, where a single link is needed. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.4 (link purpose - in context). We are phasing out the pages that have these. This should be complete by the end of 2022.
Heading order doesn’t clearly reflect the structure of the page in some sections. This does not meet WCAG success criterion 1.3.1 (info and relationships). We are addressing these on a rolling basis.
Our footnote and abbreviations aren’t fully accessible to screen readers. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.1.1 (keyboard). We plan to develop an alternative to our current footnote approach. We are investigating what can be done to improve our abbreviations.
Issues with PDFs and other documents
Many of our older PDFs and Word documents don’t meet accessibility standards - for example, they may not be marked up so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role value). Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish should meet accessibility standards.
Issues with images, video and audio
There is unnecessary or unhelpful alt text on some images, especially where diagrams are used. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content). We are working to correct these.
Issues with interactive tools and transactions
There is inadequate context with some interfaces - especially around listing pages and pagination controls. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content). We plan to redevelop the pages where this is an issue in 2022.
Role and state information is missing from some interactive elements on older pages. These do not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role value). Older pages will be retired or redeveloped in 2022.
Some of our interactive forms are difficult to navigate using a keyboard. For example, because some form controls are missing a ‘label’ tag. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role value). Some of these pages are due to be redeveloped in 2022, we will be reviewing the others and deciding whether to retire or remove them.
Content that’s not within scope of the accessibility regulations