Status Cake accessibility statement

Using this website

The Status Cake 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 you should be able to:

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's Status Cake website:

How accessible is our website?

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

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 the ITS Service Desk via email at or go to the IT Service Centre website

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in two working days.

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 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 websites accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Our Status Cake 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

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons:

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Language is not set. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 3.1.1.

Additional accessibility considerations

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) define three levels of conformance: level A, level AA and level AAA. Although our goal is WCAG 2.1 Level AA conformance, we have also applied some level AAA success criteria as follows:

How we tested this website

This website was last tested on 26 November 2019. The test was carried out on a sample of two pages by the Accessibility Insights for Web Google Chrome extension.

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 26 November 2019. It was last updated on 26 November 2019.

Accessibility statement updates log

Going forward, we will be logging all the changes we make to the page, including dates and what has changed.

Website accessibility information form

You may also contact us via our feedback form.

Submit an accessibility support request

We first prepared this statement on 20 December, 2019. We are logging every change we make to this page.

  • 20 December, 2019: statement first published