Web standards and technologies
We have developed this online prospectus so that it works on the widest number of devices and web browsers as possible. The prospectus has been tested using IOS and Android native accessibility features as well as all major desktop browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge).
We’re working hard to make this online prospectus conform to level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG 2.1). We recognise we have more work to do to achieve this.
Technical information about this online publication’s accessibility
This online prospectus is not compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. The prospectus has been tested by the Digital Accessibility Centre (DAC) and a report was produced on 16 September 2019. We are working closely with the supplier of the prospectus, who have control over the platform, to rectify the non-accessible areas raised in the report. The non-accessible sections are listed below.
It has not been possible to ensure that the online prospectus meets WCAG 2.1 (AA) at the current time because:
Sections controlled by supplier:
- Decorative images contained within navigation menus don’t have null alt-text
- Screen readers may pick-up off-screen elements due to the architecture of the web application.
- The illustrative maps included within the publication cannot be used without a mouse, however, these maps are not intended for navigational purposes. Accessible alternatives are available for navigational purposes.
- Tables displaying course lists cannot be easily read by screen readers and may not be easily navigable using a keyboard
- Keyboard only users cannot easily use buttons and navigational tools throughout the publication
- Keyboard only users cannot easily tab through the pages of the prospectus
- No language has been set which causes an issue with audio feedback
- Some Aria labels has been used incorrectly which may cause issues for users of assistive technology
- There are issues with visible focus which affects keyboard only users meaning that users have to tab through certain areas of the prospectus twice.
Sections controlled by UAL:
- Decorative images do not have null alt-text
- Videos are missing headings and skip links to allow users to skip the video
- Some videos show closed captions overlaying graphics on the video
- The list of students whose work is featured in the video on the first page isn’t structured as an ordered list
- Some of the colours used do not meet colour contrast requirements at the current font size.
We continue to improve the accessibility of the prospectus and comply with the The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this online prospectus. If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting the requirements of the accessibility regulations, please contact us.
If you are not able to access a service or content on the online publication, contact UAL’s Student Recruitment Content team at email@example.com. Please include details of the content you need and the required format. We will then work with the team who own the service/content to get you what you need.
Issues and complaints
To report an issue with the website or to make a complaint, please contact UAL’s Student Recruitment Content team at firstname.lastname@example.org. We aim to provide you with an initial response within 48 hours and will provide clear information about how we will deal with your enquiry.
If you feel we have not answered your complaint satisfactorily, please contact us again. We will escalate your complaint to UAL’s Head of Student Recruitment Marketing who will work with the team who provides the service/content to get you a response.
This statement was prepared on 8th August 2019. It was last updated on 8th August 2019.
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).