This accessibility statement applies to https://myuni.swan.ac.uk
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 myuni.swan.ac.uk is?
The website has been evaluated by our internal specialist and they certifiy that myuni.swan.ac.uk is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.
We know some parts of myuni.swan.ac.uk 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 myuni.swan.ac.uk in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille you can contact our Transcription Centre:
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 myuni.swan.ac.uk
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
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.
myuni.swan.ac.uk 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.
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.
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 myuni.swan.ac.uk.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 21/09/2020 It was last updated on 22/09/2020.
The website myuni.swan.ac.uk 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.