Using This Website
The Digital and Academic Practice website is run by the University of Derby. We want as many people as possible to be able to use the site and are committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. For example, that means:
- You should be able to navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
- You should be able to listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)
- Most videos have captions that are synchronised with the audio
- Most Videos with important visual information have audio descriptions
- Most content that is communicated visually is available to assistive technologies
- If styling is removed most content should remain in a logical order
- Where possible we have tried to avoid using visual characteristics to communicate information
- Where possible we have avoided using colour as the only way to convey some information
- Page content will sometimes resize to a single column with no horizontal and vertical scrolling
- Many important graphical objects, interface components, and states have a colour contrast of 3:1
- Line height, spacing between paragraphs and letter and word spacing can often be changed without breaking anything
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability. AbilityNet is a UK charity that exists to change the lives of disabled people by helping them to use digital technology at work, at home or in education.
Measures to support accessibility
We are using the following measures to ensure accessibility of the University of Derby website:
- We include accessibility within our internal policies
- We assign clear accessibility targets and responsibilities
- We employ formal accessibility quality assurance methods
What to do if you can’t access parts of this website or have a complaint
The University of Derby is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website.
If you have any issues with inaccessible content or are unable to obtain an accessible version, or you feel the need to complain about our site and content accessibility, please contact us in the first instance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 14 working days.
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 after following the process set out above, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).
Technical information about our website’s accessibility
This website is fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
We have a rolling programme of updating content in accordance with the guidelines set out by the WCAG.
This statement was prepared on 2023-02-27T12:02:59.000000Z. It was last updated on 2023-04-06T16:29:44.000000Z.