Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to

This website has been developed by Swansea University and is run by the Academic Services Team. We want as many people as possible to be able to use the website, feel welcome and find the experience rewarding. For example, that means you should be able to

  • Zoom in up to 200% without the text spilling off the screen.
  • Adjust text spacing without affecting layout or usability.
  • Navigate the website using just a keyboard.

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


How accessible is?

The website has been evaluated by our internal specialist and they certifiy that is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

We know some parts of aren't as accessible as they should be:

  • Main landmark roles contain repetitive content such as secondary navigation menu.
  • Some images are coded as meaningful, when they should be decorative so are announced to assitive technologies.
  • Some pages do not parse and have valid HTML and ARIA markup has been incorrectly added.


Feedback and contact information

If you need information on in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille you can contact our Transcription Centre:

Twitter: @SUTranscription

Swansea University Transcription Centre Amy Dillwyn Building, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP, United Kingdom

How to find the transcription center: SUTC-Accessible-Guide

We'll consider your request and get back to you in 7 days.


Reporting accessibility problems with

We're always looking to improve the accessibility of the website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we're not meeting accessibility requirements:

Email Customer Services or Call us: +44 (0)1792 295500


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)


Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

The university aims to provide professional information and guidance services for disabled students, students with specific needs and/or medical conditions. We can provide support if you would like to visit us or phone us.
Please contact the disability office:

Telephone: +44 (0)1792 60 6617


Technical information about the website’s accessibility

Swansea University is committed to making all its websites accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA/A standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.


Non accessible content

Swansea University is committed to sustain the Level AA accessibility. The following information explains any areas of the website that to our knowledge are not conformant and what we're doing to make that happen.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.


Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

WCAG 2.1 success criterion: 1.1.1 Non-text Content

Login button and tiles on account page

The login dropdown and account tiles use icons and are percheived as meaningful, when they are for decorative purposes.


WCAG 2.1 success criterion: 1.3.1 Info and Relationships


Some headings are used and styled visually differently across the site.


WCAG 2.1 success criterion: 1.3.2 Meaningful Sequence

Large images are not retained when CSS is disabled

The carousel images are not visible when styles are disabled.


WCAG 2.1 success criterion: 2.4.1 Bypass Blocks

Main landmark has repetitive content

The main landmark role has a secondary navigation which is repeated across the site.


WCAG 2.1 success criterion: 2.4.4 Link Purpose in Context

Some link texts are not descriptive

Some pages use text such as “Read More”.


WCAG 2.1 success criterion: 3.3.2 Labels or Instructions

The site search is does not use implicit cue

The site search states “search:” rather than “Search Swansea University” as it does in visually in the user interface.


WCAG 2.1 success criterion: 4.1.1 Parsing

Missing End Tags

Due to the site being large and a content management system, some HTML is malformed e.g. missing end tags.


WCAG 2.1 success criterion: 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value

Mega Menu Custom Widget does not have an ARIA role

The mega menu has no role associated this affects “Your University” as they offer more functionality. As a custom widget an ARIA role/s needs to added to allow browsers and assistive technology to understand its purpose.


How will address non-compliance

The above criterion failures will be addressed through the following:

  • A process of accessibility awarness raising with Content Editors.
  • Assigning designated time for the Web Development Team to address these issues.
  • Investigate ways to automate accessibility testing within our development process.


Disproportionate Burden

An assessment has been made taking into account the size and resources available to the organization, any content that is judged a disproportionate burden are stated in this section.

Navigation and accessing information

No issues or not applicable.

Interactive tools and transactions

No issues or not applicable.

Interactive tools

No issues or not applicable.


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

An assessment has been made taking into account the size and resources available to the organization, any content that is judged out of scope of the regulations are stated in this section.


PDFs and other documents

The accessibility regulations don’t require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.


What we’re doing to improve accessibility

Our Website Accessibility Roadmap shows how and when we plan to improve accessibility on


Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 21/09/2020 It was last updated on 22/09/2020.

The website was last tested on 21/09/2020. The test was carried out by our internal usability and accessibility specialist.

We used a consistent process and approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test. This is available in How we tested the website

The full accessibility report is available on request.