Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to www.leeds-art.ac.uk.

This website is run by Enjoy Digital, and content is populated by Leeds Arts University. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means that 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

We are also making updates to our content to make the language on our website as clear as possible. Ability Net has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible the website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible. We have outlined these issues in more detail in the “non-compliant content” section of this statement, but they include:

  • Most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • Some of our links are not labelled clearly
  • Some of our videos may not have captions or transcriptions available
  • Live video streams do not have captions

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like an accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille, you can get in touch using the contact information below.

Email: accessibility@leeds-art.ac.uk

Call: 0113 202 8000 and ask for the Compliance Officer. Please note that currently the University is operating on a reduced staff basis. In the case that the Compliance Officer is not available on the phone, please leave a message with the Reception team or send an email to the address above.

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 5 working days to discuss your needs. Please be aware that we outsource some of our accessibility resources (e.g. requests for items in braille), so some items may not be available immediately.

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: accessibility@leeds-art.ac.uk. Please include relevant information, such as the URL of the page(s) on which you experienced the problem, a description of the issue, and your contact information. We will consider your request and get back to you within 10 working days.

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).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

Whilst we currently do not provide a text relay service for people who are D/deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment, please contact us at accessibility@leeds-art.ac.uk and we can discuss with you the options available.

We have audio induction loops available, or if you contact us before your visit we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter. Please be aware that we do not have an in-house interpreter, so this will be dependent on third-party availability.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Leeds Arts University is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Website 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 accessibility regulations
Listed below are the parts of our website that our not compliant with the WCAG 2.1 AA success criteria. We will correct these issues over time via centralised fixes wherever possible and through staff training and development.

  • Not all of our documents with 21 or more pages have bookmarks that parallel the document structure. This relates to WCAG 2.4.5 (multiple way)
  • Not all of our PDF documents have a title. This relates to WCAG 2.4.2 (page titled)
  • Not all of our PDF documents have a logical tab order. This relates to WCAG 2.4.3 (focus order)
  • Some of our links use the same text when they direct to different locations. This relates to WCAG 2.4.4 (link purpose (in context))
  • Some of our links are not labelled correctly. This means that some link text may not make sense out of context or it is not always possible to know what the purpose of the link is. This relates to WCAG 2.4.4 (link purpose (in context))
  • Some videos and audio on our website do not have captions or transcripts available. We are not required to publish transcripts on content created before 23 September 2020. We are working towards ensuring that videos published after this date, and that have been identified as requiring captions, are fully accessible. This relates to WCAG 1.2.2 and 1.2.4

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

PDFs published before September 2018
Some non-essential PDF documents that were published before 23 September 2018 may not be fully accessible. 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. We are working towards ensuring that all essential PDF documents published before 23 September 2018, and all PDF documents published since this date, comply with accessibility regulations.

Live video
We do not plan to add captions to any live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

Third Party Content
Our site uses third party content which may not be fully accessible. This may include links which navigate you away from our website, or content which we post on social media sites such as Twitter. Whilst we are working towards ensuring that content that we produce is accessible, we do not have control over the accessibility of these platforms.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 7th September 2020. It was last reviewed on16th September 2020.

This website was last tested in March 2020. The test was carried out by Enjoy Digital.