Website Accessibility Statement - NUA MA Showcase 2021

Accessibility statement for NUA MA Showcase

This accessibility statement applies to nuamashowcase.com. This website is run by Norwich University of the Arts and will be live until July 2022. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website and are committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • Zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • Navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • ‘Skip to content’ using tab on your keyboard
  • Listen to most of the website using a screen reader
  • Navigate our online forms using just a keyboard

We have also made the website text easy to understand.

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

How accessible is our website?

We know some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible:

  • The site showcases work as submitted by the individual students (i.e. third parties) and may not have image tags available for screen readers or film captions/subtitles
  • PDF documents are supplied by individual students (i.e. third parties) and may not be fully accessible to screen reader software
  • You cannot modify the line height or spacing of text.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please email NUA Marketing at marketing@nua.ac.uk

We’ll consider your request and get back to you with an initial response in three working days.

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

Norwich University of the Arts is committed to making its websites 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 and exemptions listed below.

Non-accessible content

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

While text can be zoomed, it is currently not possible for users to modify the text spacing or line height. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.12 (Text Spacing). We are looking at a way we can implement this in the future.

Other issues are flagging up as non-compliant and we are currently working on resolving the following:

  • 1.3.1 Info and Relationships
  • 1.4.1 Use of Colour
  • 1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum)
  • 4.1.1 Parsing

Disproportionate burden

  • 1.4.5 Images of Text: Many pieces of student artwork contain text as part of their design.
  •  2.4.4 Image link is missing alternative text: All work showcased on this site was created by students as part of their practice. Due to the limited timeframes between end of academic year submission of work and having the showcase live, it was not possible to add image tags prior to going live. Adding image tags post-launch without the students’ input will have limited potential to describe their pieces effectively and will be difficult to achieve before the site is taken down (May 2021).  We are looking at ways to resolve this in future versions of the showcase.

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

PDFs and other documents

Student’s have supplied PDFs of further work. These are not essential to providing our services and we do not plan to fix these.

Video captions

Student-supplied videos don’t have captions or transcripts. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.2.1 (audio-only and video-only pre-recorded), 1.2.2 (captions pre-recorded), 1.2.3 (audio description or media alternative pre-recorded) and 1.2.5 (audio description pre-recorded). The regulations do not apply to recorded videos published before 23 September 2020. These are not essential to providing our services and we do not plan to fix these.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 10 February 2021. The website was last tested on 10th February 2021. The test was carried out by the Siteimprove testing platform, which checks our content against the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) WCAG 2.1 success criterion.

At time of testing, no priority issues were flagged up and the pages were found to be 98% compliant on level A, 99.6% compliant on level AA and 99.8% compliant on level AAA using automated testing techniques.