This accessibility statement applies to https://www.taliesinartscentre.co.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.
- Skip to main content when required.
- Use a consistent navigation across the site.
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
How accessible www.taliesinartscentre.co.uk is?
The website has been evaluated by our internal specialist and they certify that www.taliesinartscentre.co.uk is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.
We know some parts of www.taliesinartscentre.co.uk aren't as accessible as they should be:
- Carousel does not support keyboard navigation and cannot be paused.
- Background Images used for meaningful content, so are given a description or announced to assistive technologies.
- Some state changes changes do not meet the minimum contrast ratio required.
- Some errors are present in the HTML used on pages.
- Status messages required focus to be announced by assistive technologies.
Feedback and contact information
If you need information on www.taliesinartscentre.co.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 www.taliesinartscentre.co.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:
Call us: +44 (0)1792 602060
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
Taliesin and 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.
www.taliesinartscentre.co.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
Background Images used for meaningful content
The website uses a carousel and background images for meaningful content, these are perceived as decorative by assistive technologies and not given the correct status or alternative text. This same component is used on an event page meaning no description is available for an event image.
WCAG 2.1 success criterion: 1.4.11 Non-Text-Contrast
Unassigned Categories and Category State Changes
The site uses categories for events. The state changes (hover) to text labels for these fail contrast guidelines.
WCAG 2.1 success criterion: 2.1.1 Keyboard
Carousel does not support keyboard navigation
Tabbed navigation into carousel “dot” controls are not supported.
WCAG 2.1 success criterion: 2.2.2 Pause, Stop, Hide
Carousel cannot be paused
Users cannot stop the cycle of content within the carousel.
WCAG 2.1 success criterion: 4.1.1 Parsing
Errors with HTML
Multiple errors were report when HTML was checked against a https://validator.w3.org/ These included Id that where not unique, empty href tags and invalid CSS usage.
WCAG 2.1 success criterion: 4.1.3 Status Messages
Status Messages must receive focus
Search results and filters do not give announcements to screen readers without focus being applied.
How will address non-compliance
The above criterion failures will be addressed through the following:
- Work with our third party developers to address these issues.
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 www.taliesinartscentre.co.uk.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 22/09/2020 It was last updated on 22/09/2020.
The website www.taliesinartscentre.co.uk was last tested on 17/09/2020. The test was carried out by an usability and accessibility specialist who works for Swansea University.
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.