This accessibility statement applies to the Beds SU website at www.bedssu.co.uk.
This website is run by Beds SU. We want as many people as possible to be able to use our website. For example, that means you should be able to:
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.
We use the Accessibility Insights for Web assessment tool from Microsoft to test the accessibility compliance of our website. According to our most recent test, our website is 76% compliant against the WCAG 2.1 AA success criteria.
Whilst our website passes a majority of the tests, the tests in which the website has failed do present a significant hurdle to some users, particularly those who navigate websites using keyboards or screen readers.
In the Technical information about this website’s accessibility section below, we have specified exactly where users with accessibility requirements may run into difficulties.
If you experience any difficulties in accessing content on this website, please contact us and we will endeavor to assist you. Our contact information is as follows.
We’ll consider your request and get back to you within 72 hours.
Beds SU is committed to making this website as accessible as possible, in line with the WCAG 2.1 AA standard.
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
There are some areas of the website where ensuring full accessibility compliance would present a disproportionate burden to Beds SU. These areas are as follows:
Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, and forms published as Word documents.
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.
We are working to ensure that any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.
It is our intention to address and rectify the areas in which this website fails to meet accessibility standards. We will also be issuing staff with publishing rights a guide to publishing web content with modern web publishing standards in mind. This will ensure all future content is as accessible as possible.
This statement was prepared on 14 October 2020. It was last reviewed on 14 December 2020.
This website was last tested on 15 October 2020. The test was carried out by Beds SU.
The pages we have tested are: