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Accessibility statement for The 威尼斯在线注册

The 威尼斯在线注册 is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2)无障碍条例2018.

可访问性语句应用于 萨塞克斯大学网站, Student hub and Staff pages.

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • access most of the information found on the site.
  • zoom most pages 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, and navigate, most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, 改良和画外音).
  • access all video content, either visually, or through accessible technology.

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand. Within our content management system (CMS), we have a built in readability score tool. This generates a score which tells us if our content is readable.


We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • 一些视频内容没有字幕
  • Some video content does have captions but the colour contrast does not meet accessibility standards
  • Some video content does not have a transcript
  • Some PDFs are not accessible to screen reader software
  • Some user interface elements do not meet colour contrast standards
  • 威尼斯在线注册的一些第三方应用, 比如威尼斯在线注册的聊天机器人, may not meet WCAG standards (these are currently being audited)


If you are having trouble accessing content on this site, 或希望提供反馈, 请威尼斯在线注册

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,


The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2)无障碍条例2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).


The 威尼斯在线注册 is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2)无障碍条例2018.


This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and the exceptions listed below. Some areas of the website which were developed before September 2018 may not meet the AA accessibility standard.


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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations.

  • 有些图片没有Alt标签
  • some pdfs and other files may not be optimised for screen readers
  • 一些视频嵌入可能没有字幕
  • some video embeds have captions that do meet colour contrast standards
  • 一些视频嵌入没有文本
  • some video embeds do not have an audio described option
  • 一些视频嵌入没有标题
  • some user interface elements do not have sufficient colour contrast
  • many of the pages in the older templates do not meet accessibility standards, 尤其是色彩对比 and the use of some web components, 包括视频嵌入. 一个例子是 教育署网页. Work is underway to move all pages and sites out of this template, for example the 媒体,艺术和人文学院 现在使用更新的、更容易访问的模板.
  • many of the internal focussed staff pages do not meet accessibility standards, 尤其是色彩对比. We have a new, accessible, template and are starting to migrate content to this template starting with the staff homepage early in 2022. In the meantime we plan to implement an updated style to replace the colours with poor contrast by July 2022 (this work has been done).
  • Our chatbots, that are supplied by third parties, may not meet WCAG standards. These are produced by Zendesk, Olark, Unibuddy and Cirrus. 威尼斯在线注册目前正在进行审计 AbilityNet 调查这些的可及性.
  • Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, 以及作为Word文档发布的表单. Some are pre-2018 and some are in the Archive. We plan to either fix post 2018 ones or replace them with accessible HTML pages. 这是一个持续的过程 创建可访问性指南 for staff and we are raising awareness across the University.

    If you require access to a PDF that does not meet accessibility standards then please email and we will provide an accessible version to you.
  • the campus map is a pdf file and is not screen reader friendly - we do have an alternative with AccessAble and a page on 如何前往大学.
  • Some list elements are not compliant and do not meet the criteria: WCAG 1.3.1信息和关系. A fix has been identified and the issues stem from the website's template framework. They have been fixed on the staging site and will be fixed once the audit, 目前由AbilityNet进行, 于8月3日结束. 审计结束后,工作将尽快开始.

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


Many of our older PDFs and Word documents do not meet accessibility standards - for example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. 这不符合WCAG 2.1 .成功标准4.1.2(名称,角色值).

可访问性规定 do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. For example, we do not plan to fix old pdfs which are in our archive.

Live video

直播视频流没有字幕. 这对WCAG 2无效.1 .成功标准.2.4(字幕-直播).

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


We are currently working on improving the accessibility of our core templates and our 组件库. We are training our devolved editors to use the new components and create accessible web content whilst raising awareness across the University on the 可访问性的重要性.

We are training staff to create accessible documents, 包括PDF文件, 制作配有适当字幕的视频, transcripts and audio descriptions where necessary. 威尼斯在线注册已经创建了 how to guides to be used for training and the creation of content.

威尼斯在线注册目前正在与 AbilityNet to audit our site and provide guidance to staff. We shall publish the results of this audit along with an updated plan to amend any issues identified. 审计将于2022年8月3日结束, we will analyse the findings of the audit and update this statement during October 2022.


This statement was prepared on 20 September 2019. It was reviewed on 16 May 2022 and will be updated regularly as we move forward with our actions and research.

This website was tested in-house in 2020 and had a further in-house audit in May 2022. It is currently being audited by AbilityNet which was started on July 21 2022 and will finish on August 3 2022.


  • 找到你的路

    There are a variety of techniques you can use to navigate our site.

    You can use the top-level drop-down navigation and the site search,这两个都可以让你访问 our website 和包含在. On most sections of the site you can use the page navigation (which appears to the left of this content) and the breadcrumb trail (which appears just above this content).

  • 文本大小调整和页面缩放

    Most modern browsers support some form of built-in text resizing or page zooming. Changing the text size or zoom varies depending on the browser you are using.

    Resizing a page depends on the browser you are using:

    • PC / Internet Explorer 11

      From the 'Tools' cog icon in the top right corner, select 'Zoom' and then choose your setting

    • PC /其他浏览器

      Hold down the CTRL key and press + to increase the text/zoom
      Hold down the CTRL key and press - to decrease the text/zoom

    • Mac /所有浏览器

      Hold down the Command key and press + to increase the text/zoom
      Hold down the Command key and press - to decrease the text/zoom

  • 该站点的已知浏览器支持


    • Internet Explorer 11及以上版本
    • Firefox -最新版本
    • Safari -最新版本
    • Chrome -最新版本
  • Get advice

    Refer to the following websites to get information relating to accessibility matters such as how to adjust your browser, computer, keyboard and mouse settings to suit your individual needs

  • 这个网站的无障碍程度如何?

    The website has been developed following guidelines which are aimed at achieving a good level of accessibility – we endeavour to meet with WCAG 2.1 AA标准.

    We have taken the following accessibility and usability guidelines into consideration when developing the site:

    • providing simple, consistent operable site navigation.
    • providing easy to percieve and understand content.
    • 使用样式表进行可视化布局, the content can still be read with style sheets turned off or with a different style applied by your own browser set-up.
    • 使用易于阅读的字体类型.
    • endeavouring to provide suitable foreground and background colour contrast.
    • providing text equivalents for images, where appropriate.
    • using semantic HTML to improve readability by screen readers.
    • 确保javascript优雅地降级, so content is accessible without javascript wherever possible.
    • using accessible alternatives where necessary to ensure the website is robust - such as with the modified html version of the 虚拟校园之旅.
  • 员工培训

    We have delivered training on accessibility to a number of our devolved web editors. 这是一个持续的任务.

    We have developed our accessible web 组件库 and are in the process of training all web editors to use these.

    威尼斯在线注册已经开发了一系列 "How to" pages for creating accessible documents and are currently preparing to deliver a series of training sessions for all staff who produce online documents.

  • 威尼斯在线注册是如何测试这个网站的

    This website is tested for accessibility whenever we develop new web conponents. We also crawl the site regularly to find issues such as where images without alt tags are located. Tests are carried out with users and via automated software.

    We have tested the website using the following methods so far:

    The pages the 组件库 cover and the ones we have tested are:


  • What else are we doing to improve accessibility

    We have set up an accessibility working group which will oversee digital accessibility improvements. The group will form part of wider accessibility group within the University. 

    Members of our development team have taken training courses provided by W3 and WebAIM to enable them to provide a more accessible experience for our visitors.