This Accessibility Statement explains how accessible our website currently is and provides an action plan explaining how we will ensure that new and existing content is made more accessible.
If you have a disability visit the AbilityNet website for further information.
The majority of this website is fully accessible, and we run regular scans to identify any problems.
We know that some parts of the website aren't fully accessible:
We are always looking to improve the accessibility of our website.
If you find any problems which are not listed on this page, or think that we are not meeting the requirements of the accessibility regulations, then please get in touch:
Please provide as much detail as possible, including a link to the problem page (if applicable), and the browser or technology used to access the page.
If you are a registered student at Harper Adams University and wish to make a complaint about accessibility, please read the published Complaint procedures available on the University website. To raise a complaint please contact in the first instance firstname.lastname@example.org
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, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).
The 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.
The vast majority of our website works correctly on any web technology.
For security reasons, we only support TLS 1.2 and higher security protocols, and this means that some older browsers will not show the site.
How our site looks and work is based on HTML5, and we test for and support the following browsers:
You may experience unexpected behaviour in other browsers, although we use fully validated code which should work on any browser.
We are aware of the following issues within the links on our site:
All website content is being reviewed, and link text and broken links will be corrected where necessary.
We scan the site for broken links using automated tools, and look to fix them as soon as they are identified.
PDFs are not able to comply with the requirements of the web accessibility standard. When we create new PDFs, we review them using accessibility checkers to make them as accessible as possible.
Our site contains a large number of PDFs, especially in our key information policy documents and publications scheme. We are currently reviewing how best to make this information available for future updates.
Some PDF documents, such as the undergraduate prospectus, are made available in accessible HTML formats when uploaded to the website.
We strive to make all of our content accessible. We are aware of the following issues with images and video on our site:
The website is scanned using automated online tools, and browser accessibility checkers, on a regular basis to identify issues. Accessibility reports are reviewed by the IS website development team, with any actions taken and prioritised into our future work. We are currently reviewing commercially available web accessibility scanners to support this development and to have a baseline from which we can measure progress made.
The university has set up a cross department accessibility working group to discuss and review accessibility issues, and to agree our approach to inclusive learning to ensure our compliance with the accessibility regulations.
The website development team and content developers are actively reviewing all content and technology used on the university website.
All new documents are checked using accessibility scanners, and any issues resolved, before uploading to the website. The website development team are investigating alternatives to PDF.
Web address: https://www.harper-adams.ac.uk
Policy last reviewed: October 2019