External website Accessibility Statement

Accessibility statement for www.canterbury.ac.uk

This site is run by Canterbury Christ Church University. www.canterbury.ac.uk is a centrally supported website that is designed and developed in accordance with internationally recognised Web Content Accessibility guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Level AA as well as US section 508 standards. We want as many people as possible to use this site so within the internet browser interface you will be able to:

  • Zoom in up to 200% without text spilling off the screen
  • Navigate the site using just a keyboard
  • Listen to most of the site using a screenreader

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

How accessible is www.canterbury.ac.uk?

We know some parts of this website are not accessible.

  • You cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
  • Most older PDF documents aren’t fully accessible to screen reader software

What to do if you can't access parts of www.canterbury.ac.uk

If you need information on this website in a different format like PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille you can contact digital@canterbury.ac.uk (Sensus access). We’ll consider your request and get back to you within 10 working days.

Reporting accessibility problems with www.canterbury.ac.uk

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of Blackboard. If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact digital@canterbury.ac.uk.

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).

Contact Us

The Digital team are based in Rochester House, St George's Place, Canterbury. You can contact us by email digital@canterbury.ac.uk.

Technical information about www.canterbury.ac.uk's accessibility

Canterbury Christ Church 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.

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with accessibility regulations

Content in www.canterbury.ac.uk is uploaded by staff across Canterbury Christ Church University and the Contnet team. It is not possible to confirm that all content is fully accessible.  We are undertaking a programme of staff development to ensure staff make their content compliant. We are also investigating numerous software packages which will assist staff in making the content uploaded into www.canterbury.ac.uk compliant with WCAG 2.1 guidelines.

Disproportionate burden

Course content provided on the website that are archived and no longer being offered, but are available for information purposes, are considered disproportionate burden, as there is a substantial amount of content which would be accessed by a very small group of users. 

We will, however, still provide alternative versions of these files for users who require them.

Content that is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

The accessibility regulations don’t require us to fix documents published before 23rd September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services e.g. content contained in older module Blackboards that you may still have access to.

We don’t currently plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

How we tested www.canterbury.ac.uk

Blackboard have undertaken a Voluntary Product Accessibility template which demonstrates that where it supports WCAG 2.1 expectations with some exceptions.

As a result of this work we have not undertaken any testing of the site within CCCU. However, we are exploring resources to allow us to do this in the future.

What we are doing to improve accessibility

The University continues to work hard to monitor accessibility on this website and make improvements as required.

This document will be updated as plans for addressing accessibility issues are rolled out across the institution.

This statement was prepared on 20th September 2019. It was last updated on 20th September 2019.

 

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