Accessibility statement for Work Experience Health & Safety Awareness website.

This website is run by The University of the Highlands and Islands. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • Use the accessibility toolbar with font-size adjustment and colour contrast toggle
  • Zoom in 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 (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

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

Buttons to make the site more accessible

The button is located on the left of the screen, the wheelchair icon.

How accessible this website is

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

  • Any accessibility issues showing as errors with WAVE accessibility checking tool, can be cancelled out by using the accessibility tools.

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 14 days.

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 web support by pressing the “website support” button (bottom right) to send a message to support.

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).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The University of the Highlands and Islands 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 the accessibility regulations

  • Any other accessibility issues showing as red errors with WAVE accessibility checking tool, can be avoided by using the font adjustment and colour contrast toggle buttons.

Disproportionate burden

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

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. For example, we do not plan to fix [example of non-essential document].

How we tested this website

This website was last tested on November 2019. The test was carried out by the Educational Development Unit at the University of the Highlands and Islands.

We tested all the main pages of the website.

We used the following to help us test and audit the website:

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

Our accessibility roadmap here shows how and when we plan to improve accessibility on this website:

Small accessibility improvements will be made during monthly maintenance updates, until it is felt that the website is as accessible as it will ever be.

This statement was prepared on 04.08.21.