This accessibility statement applies to medway.ac.uk, run by the Universities at Medway. The content on this website is designed for everyone to find, read, and understand. Where we have identified issues with the website’s accessibility or compatibility with assistive technologies they are listed in this statement.
View the site your way
The site has been designed to enable you to:
- change colours, contrast and fonts
- zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
- navigate the website using the keyboard
- navigate using speech recognition software
listen to the website using a screen reader (including JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)
In addition, there are a number of customisation options for your browser and device that could help you use this website and other websites more effectively.
AbilityNet provide advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
Feedback and contact information
Please contact us if you have an accessibility query including:
If you are experiencing issues with accessing information or using the website
If you find an accessibility problem not listed on this statement
If you have positive feedback on the accessibility considerations made.
When you contact us there is a process in place that will acknowledge your contact, tell you who is dealing with it and give you a timescale by which you can expect a reply.
If you have reported a problem with our website, or asked for an alternative format, but you are not happy with our response, you can contact us to register your difficulty. This helps us improve our processes.
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).
The Universities at Medway are committed to making this 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 (WCAG) 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.
We formally test the accessibility of key user journeys that represent the breadth of content across our website on a regular basis against WCAG 2.1 AA standards.
Some parts of the website may not work for everyone. Below are known issues that we either need to fix, cannot fix, or do not need to fix right now.
If you find something that does not work that we missed, remember to contact us.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
This section covers issues that we need to fix and are working to do so.
This section covers issues that we cannot fix right now. We’ve assessed the cost of fixing these issues but believe that doing so would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the law.
Not applicable to the Universities at Medway site.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
This section covers issues that we do not need to fix right now. The law calls these exemptions.
Portable Document Formats (PDFs) and documents
Some of our PDFs that are not essential to providing our services were published before 23rd September 2018. We are implementing strategies to ensure that any new PDFs or documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
Our website uses online maps. Where there is a map, the information being displayed is provided in an alternative format on the same web page.
For example, on our contact us page we have a map to show users where our offices are located. If you cannot read the map, we also have our address listed and full contact information if you need help finding us.
Our website contains third-party content. We do not have control over and are not responsible for the accessibility of this content, but we make best endeavours to work with the third party to improve its accessibility. This may include:
- Links to non-Universities at Medway websites
- Content/functionality on our website
- Content hosted on other websites, such as social media sites.
To help accessibility compliance across the sector, the Drill Hall Library supports searchBOX, a centralised, independent directory of third-party accessibility information.
searchBOX catalogues the contact information and accessibility statements of third-party suppliers, enables the sharing of community-generated accessibility statements, and allows users to map their supplier ecosystem.
Users can access third-party accessibility statements using the free searchBOX Finder service.
The Drill Hall Library encourages all our partners and suppliers to support this effort by ensuring that their accessibility information is included in the searchBOX directory.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 29 January 2021. It was last reviewed on 29 January 2021.
This website was last tested on 22 January 2021. The test was carried out by University of Kent.