Using this website
The University of Derby’s Careers website, housed within the Abintegro portal, is run by the University of Derby. We want as many people as possible to be able to use the site and are committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. For example, that means you should be able to:
- Change colours, contrast levels, line/word spacing and fonts
- Zoom in up to 200% without loss of content or functionality
- Navigate most of the website using just a keyboard or numeric keys
- Navigate most of the website using speech recognition software (in supported web browsers)
- Listen to most of the website using a screen reader
- Describe words selected by the mouse
- Type words with a mouse via a virtual keyboard
Additionally, website text has been made as simple as possible to understand by enabling you to display the contents in a new “readable mode” that’s clear and readable.
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability. AbilityNet is a UK charity that exists to change the lives of disabled people by helping them to use digital technology at work, at home or in education.
Measures to support accessibility
We are using the following measures to ensure accessibility of the University of Derby website:
- Ensuring that we are adhering to current legislation and accessibility requirements
- Ensuring that the Career and Employability Service’s content (through third-party providers) is accessible and meets the needs of all our students
How accessible is our website?
We know some parts of this website aren't fully accessible:
- Some images do not have appropriate alternative text
- Some link text does not make sense when read on its own (for example, ‘click here’)
- Some videos and audio do not have the required caption controls, or transcriptions available
- Some extra content that is shown or hidden on focus cannot be interacted with and stay visible until dismissed
- Some, very isolated, content that moves or auto updates cannot be stopped
- Each page does not have a unique page title that indicates its purpose
- On a very limited number of form fields, the accessible name or label is not the same as any on-screen text
- Most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen-reader software
We are currently addressing these by working with the supplier to ensure that all the above points are addressed as soon as possible. The supplier has issued the following statement regarding the accessibility of Abintegro:
"Despite our efforts to make this website accessible to as many people as possible, we know some parts are not fully accessible. We are, however, dedicated to improving the accessibility via our ongoing accessibility programme."
What to do if you can't access parts of this website or have a complaint
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website.
If you have any issues with inaccessible content or are unable to obtain an accessible version, or you feel the need to complain about our site and content accessibility, please contact us in the first instance via our central feedback form.
Submit an accessibility support request
You can also contact the Careers and Employability Service directly:
You can contact us about any issues, for example, if you:
- Need information in a different format such as accessible PDF or large print
- Find any problems that are not listed on this page
- Think we are not meeting the requirements of the accessibility regulations
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in two to five working days.
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 after following the process set out above, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).
Technical information about our website's accessibility
The University of Derby 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.
The Content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons:
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
Some of the non-text content on the website does not have a text alternative to allow the information conveyed to be accessible through the text alternative. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 Non-Text Content (Minimum).
A very limited number of audio files do not have a transcript. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.2.1 Audio-only and Video-only (Pre-recorded).
A very limited number of pre-recorded videos do not have captions that are synchronised with the audio. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.2.2 Captions (Pre-recorded).
Some extra content that is shown or hidden on focus cannot be stopped. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.13 Content on Hover or Focus.
Each page does not have a unique page title that indicates its purpose. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.4.2 Page Titled.
The purpose of every link is not always clear from its link text. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context) and 2.4.9. Link Purpose (Link Only).
On a very limited number of form fields the accessible name or label is not the same as any on-screen text. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 Info and Relationships and success criterion 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value.
ARIA markup has not been used on all components. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value.
Not all frame elements have a title. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.1 Bypass Blocks.
Some of the website pages do not have sufficient contrast between the foreground and background colours. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum).
We are working with the supplier to address and resolve all of the areas of non-compliance as soon as possible. When we publish new content we’ll make sure it meets accessibility standards.
The Abintegro service is an important addition to the University of Derby’s Careers and Employability Service’s website. We have been having ongoing conversations with our supplier, and they are aware of the requirements of the WCAG 2.1 regulations. We are working with them to address and resolve any issues.
We will ensure new accessibility requirements are requisite criteria when the system comes up for review.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
PDFs and other documents
Some of our older PDFs and Word documents don’t meet accessibility standards. For example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2.
The accessibility regulations don’t require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential for active administration purposes relating to tasks we perform as a Public Body.
However, 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. By September 2020, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.
All new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
In the meantime, you can always contact us to request a copy that is accessible for you at email@example.com and we will do our best to make this available without delay.
A small proportion of our recorded videos do not have captions. From 23 September 2020, all recorded videos produced by Abintegro Limited and the University of Derby made available via the website will be captioned.
Additional accessibility considerations
At present, we’re not aware of any additional accessibility considerations for this platform but we will monitor and update this to reflect any changes.
How we tested this website
This website was last tested on 11 September 2020. The test was carried out on a sample set of pages by the University of Derby’s Careers and Employability Service’s team. These tests were completed using the Accessibility Insights for Web add-on, testing in Google Chrome.
This statement also uses information from an accessibility statement provided by our supplier, Abintegro. Abintegro tested the website on 2 December 2019 using a variety of tools including Google Lighthouse.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
We have a rolling programme of updating content in accordance with the guidelines set out by the WCAG.
This statement was prepared on 22 September 2020. It was last updated on 22 September 2020.
Website accessibility queries
As previously mentioned, please contact us in the first instance via our contact information.