This accessibility statement covers the Edge Hill University corporate website hosted at www.edgehill.ac.uk.
This website is run by Edge Hill 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 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 have recently completely rewritten and relaunched our website (on 11th July 2022) and know some parts of this website are not fully accessible yet, but we’re working quickly to resolve these issues:
- some older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
- live video streams do not have captions
- some users may have difficulty making online payments
- our cookie banner has a heading out of structure with the rest of the page and not in an aria landmark
- our Instagram feed images do not have alternative text, but can be viewed accessibly on Instagram using the link
- some text is clipped when resized
- date fields in forms have an additional dummy field which does not have a corresponding label
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: [email protected]
- call: 01695 650444
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 7 days.
If you cannot view the map on our ‘location’ page, call or email us for directions.
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 Web Services via the IT Service Desk using the contact information above.
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’). 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.
Find out how to contact us.
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Edge Hill University 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, due to the non-compliances listed below.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
PDFs and other 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. If however you would like an accessible version of a specific document, you can contact us on the details above and we will endeavour to provide it.
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
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
We are engaged with a third party Accessibility Assessment provider and regularly review our website accessibility. We are using this third party tool to analyse our website accessibility and targeting those areas where we are currently not fully compliant.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 22nd September 2020. It was last reviewed on 17th August 2022.
This website was last tested on 17th August 2022. The test was carried out by Edge Hill University Web Services division using SiteImprove.
We test all pages across our corporate website each week.