Accessibility Statement

The University of Leicester Global Study Centre’s Accessibility statement is a live document, providing an open account of our current position.

Our website is run by the University of Leicester Global Study Centre. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • Magnify the page to 200% or more without the text spilling off the screen.
  • Navigate most of the website by using a keyboard through a highlighted outline.

How Accessible This Website Is

We know that some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • Some of our older Portable Document Formats (PDFs) and Word documents that are essential to providing our services do not meet accessibility standards.
  • Some of our content such as interactive elements and tables do not have enough information to work with screen readers.
  • Some videos and audio on our website do not have the required caption controls, or transcriptions available.

What to Do if You Cannot Access Parts of This Website

Please email if you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, Large print, easy read audio recording or braille. We’ll consider your request and get back to you.

Reporting Website Accessibility Problems

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of our websites. Please email if you find any problems not listed in our statement or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, providing as much information as possible.

Escalation and Enforcement Procedure

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).

Technical Information About This Website’s Accessibility

The University of Leicester Global Study Centre 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.

Non Accessible Content

We have indicated above the types of content which may not be accessible. In addition to this, the content listed below is non accessible for the following reasons:

Non compliance with the accessibility regulations

  • In some instances, such as tables, html is used to format content. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (Info and relationships).
  • On some pages the ID used for an element is not unique. This fails This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (Info and relationships).
  • On some pages WAI-ARIA landmarks are not named. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (Info and relationships).

How We Test Our Website

This website was last tested on 21 September 2020. The test was carried out by University of Leicester Global Study Centre based on a sample of most-visited pages and with the assistance of SiteImprove software. All flagged priority issues were investigated and, where possible, addressed.

What We’re Doing to Improve Accessibility

We have a rolling programme of updating the content and design of this website in accordance with the guidelines set out by the WCAG and will continue to assess and improve our accessibility based on these guidelines, user testing and user feedback.