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Accessibility statement for HTML websites

Accessibility statement for HTML websites

This website is run by Sheffield Hallam University. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts

  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen

  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard

  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software

  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website’s interface are not fully accessible.

  • You cannot modify the line height or spacing of text.

  • Many older content files such as PDFs are not fully accessible to screen reader software.

  • Images may not have alternative text describing them.

  • Videos created before 23 September 2020 may not have captions.

How to contact the University about accessibility issues

Reporting an accessibility problem

Complete our accessibility issue form if you encounter a problem not listed on this page.

Requesting alternative formats

If you need information in a different format, such as accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille, contact the content owner, where stated.

If you cannot identify the content owner, or if they cannot help, contact

The University also licenses Sensus Access, which can automatically improve the accessibility of files. We recommend staff and students use this to quickly create more accessible files.

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).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Sheffield Hallam University is committed to making this 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

All content uploaded by the staff members to specific sites may not comply with WCAG 2.1 AA success criteria yet. This could include:

Content that is outside the scope of accessibility regulations

The regulation requires that this site's content is accessible by 23 September 2020.

How we tested this website

This website is likely to be migrated into a new platform over the next year. As part of that process we would ensure the new website is fully accessible.

The University is also currently scoping its approach to testing websites to identify accessibility issues. This site will be tested in the future in line with that agreed approach.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We are working with staff members to raise awareness around good accessibility practice. 

This statement was prepared on 8 November 2019. It was last updated on 8 November 2019.