Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Statement for www.ucu-ual.com

This website is run by University College Union representatives at University of the Arts London (UAL). This accessibility statement applies to www.ucu-ual.com. 

This website uses HTML 5 (HyperText Mark-up Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) to render content. We have also used other technologies including JavaScript on certain areas of the website. 

We commit to ensuring this website is as accessible as possible and we want as many people as possible to be able to use it. This means that you should be able to:

  • access the website regardless of the device and browser you are using
  • 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 have also tried to make the website text as easy to understand as possible although we recognise we have more work to do on this.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible this website is

We know that some parts of the website are not fully accessible:

  • our PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • video content published before 2021 is missing captions and subtitles
  • images published before 2021 are missing alt text

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in an alternative, more accessible format please contact us by emailing UCU-CSM@arts.ac.uk

Pleaseinclude details of the content you need and the required format or the service you are trying to access. We will aim to provide you with an initial response within two working days and will provide clear information about how we will deal with your request.

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: UCU-CSM@arts.ac.uk

We will aim to provide you with an initial response within two working days and will provide clear information about how we will deal with your enquiry or complaint.

If you feel we have not answered your enquiry or complaint satisfactorily, please contact us again and we will work with to review and respond to your enquiry or complaint. 

Enforcement procedure

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). 

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

We are committed to making this website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. 

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

  • Some images may not have alternative (alt) text descriptions. This fails WCAG Success Criterion 1.1.1 Non-text Content (Level A). Afterall will be working to add alt text to all images but have prioritised content published in the last 2 years, which they plan to complete by Spring 2021.
  • Some videos on our website are not captioned. This fails WCAG Success Criterion 1.2.2 Time-based media (Level A). Afterall will be working to re-platform their video content to ensure that automatically generated captions at a minimum are available in Spring 2021.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

As part of our ongoing work to evaluate the site we will respond to queries and feedback from users and look to provide alternative formats and make improvements on an ongoing basis. 

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