Using this website
The PeopleSoft Campus Solutions website 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:
- Most content that is communicated visually is available to assistive technologies
- You should be able to listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)
- If styling is removed most content should remain in a logical order
- Where possible we have avoided using colour as the only way to convey information
- Most content is fully usable when text is enlarged up to 200%
- We have tried to avoid using images of text
- Page content will sometimes resize to a single column with no horizontal and vertical scrolling
- Important graphical objects, interface components, and states have a colour contrast of 3:1
- Line height, spacing between paragraphs and letter and word spacing can usually be changed without breaking anything
- Where extra content is shown or hidden on focus, it can often be dismissed, interacted with (and not disappear when the user moves to it) and will stay visible until dismissed by the user
- Pages that have time limits should include mechanisms for adjusting those limits
- Content that moves or auto updates can be stopped
- Each page should have a unique title that indicates its purpose and context
- When using a keyboard to move through a page the order should make sense
- The website should have two or more ways of finding content, such as a navigation menu, search feature, or site map
- Headings and labels are clear and descriptive where possible
- When using a keyboard to move through a page you can always tell where you are
- All shortcuts are triggered by only one letter or character, all shortcuts can be turned off or remapped by the user
- The site does not require complex gestures to operate, the same functionality can be performed through simple taps or clicks
- All forms provide clear error and verification messages
- All elements of the site respond to motion or movement.
- Links, controls and form fields that automatically trigger a change in context have been avoided
All features with the same functionality are labelled consistently 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 the accessibility of the University of Derby website:
- We assign clear accessibility targets and responsibilities
- We employ formal accessibility quality assurance methods
We tested our website for accessibility during the design process, for example with a partially sighted student, and we carry out similar testing on the live site.
How accessible is Peoplesoft Campus Solutions?
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
- You may not be able to navigate all of the website using speech recognition software
- There may be some instances where we have used visual characteristics to communicate information
- Not all menus, links, buttons, and other controls can be operated by keyboard
- Not all blocks of links and other interactive elements may be bypassed by keyboard user
- The purpose of every link may not be clear from its link text
- Instructions and labels may not be provided where needed to aid in user input
- Not all HTML tags have start and end tags
- HTML autocomplete tokens have not been added to any forms collecting information about the user
What to do if you cannot access parts of this website or have a complaint
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. 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 use our accessibility support form to submit a request.
Submit an accessibility support request
You can also contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will consider your request and get back to you in three working days.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the accessibility regulations. If you are 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 Peoplesoft Campus Solutions' 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.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
Users may not be able to navigate every page within the website using speech recognition software. The issue is mainly identified on our configured dashboards. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1. We are looking to resolve this issue by Sept 2021
There may be some instances where we have used visual characteristics to communicate information. Specifically, there are pages where form fields are positioned as groups that share text labels. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1. We are dependent on Oracle providing a fix to these issues in their bi-annual release
There are a few instances where keyboard-only users may not be able to access all the content, specifically within the Academic Workspace and OLE (Online Enrolment) pages. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.1.1 (keyboard). There are projects currently in progress to replace OLE and improve the academic offering which will both ensure compliance with WCAG criterion
There are a few instances, mainly within the BI Publisher pages where keyboard-only users may not be able to access all the content, specifically blocks of links. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.1 (bypass blocks). We are dependent on Oracle providing a fix to these issues in their bi-annual release
Users with moderately low vision (who do not use contrast-enhancing assistive technology) may not be able to view some content due to an insufficient contrast of the text against the background colour. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3. We are looking for a solution to this issue
Users may not always be able to determine the purpose of every link from its link text, specifically within the Academic Workspace and OLE (Online Enrolment) pages. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.4. There are projects currently in progress to replace OLE and improve the academic offering which will both ensure compliance with WCAG criterion
It may not be clear to users what input data is expected based on the instructions or labels within the page. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 3.3.2. We are dependent on Oracle providing a fix to these issues in their bi-annual release
There are a number of parsing (coding) issues, including elements with duplicate attributes, which can affect accessibility technology. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.1 (parsing). We are dependent on Oracle providing a fix to these issues in their bi-annual release
HTML autocomplete tokens have not always been added to forms collecting information about the user. Where role, state, and value information have not been appropriately defined on the user interface components (such as buttons) these are not compatible with assistive technology, such as screen readers, screen magnifiers, and speech recognition software. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 3.3.2
How Peoplesoft Campus Solutions is tested
We tested the PeopleSoft Campus Solutions website using the 'Accessibility Insights for Web' tool with Google Chrome browser.
As the website has a significant number of pages, we tested a selection of those that are most widely used across the organisation.
What are we doing to improve accessibility?
We have a rolling programme of updating content in accordance with the guidelines set out by the WCAG.
Any future customisation of the core website where it is developed and implemented by the University of Derby is subject to meeting the WCAG requirements. As such, the University takes responsibility for ensuring accessibility guidelines are followed with each new development to ensure no additional non-compliance is introduced.
It is the responsibility of Oracle as the third-party supplier to provide accessibility fixes and enhancements to the core product in line with WCAG guidelines. Oracle provide these fixes and enhancements to us (the University of Derby) through the delivery of bi-annual patch releases.