Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to:

This website has been developed by Waters Creative Ltd and is run by CADR at The College of Human and Health Sciences at Swansea University. 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.
  • 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 is

The website has been evaluated externally by Waters Creative Ltd and they certify that is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

We know some parts of www. 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 in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille you can contact our Transcription Centre:

Twitter: @SUTranscription

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

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 295099

Enforcement procedure

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

CADR 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.

Compliance status 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.

WCAG 2.1 success criterion: 1.1.2 Time-based Media: Provide alternatives for time-based media.

Homepage YouTube video does not have an audio description, but automated subtitles are available via the YouTube platform.

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 2.4 success criterion: 2.4.6 Headings and Labels

The heading structure is not clear in some cases, with headings not following increments/decrements of only 1.

How will address non-compliance

The above criterion failures are mostly due to third-party tools, with the exception of headings which would require significant resources to fix.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 05/03/2021 It was last updated on 05/03/2021.

The website was last tested on 05/03/2021. The test was carried out by Waters Creative Ltd.