Accessibility – How we tested the website

We have engaged with an external auditor with no affiliation to HEFCW or Waters Creative.

We are currently in the process of auditing our new website, which was launched on 18 September 2020. Any non-compliances we have found have been added to our current accessibility statement.

The website is tested to conformance against WCAG 2.1 Level A and WCAG 2.1 Level AA.

A selection of pages is subjected to the following:

  • An automated check and manual review using the Microsoft Accessibility Insights Tool.
  • A manual POUR checklist based on GDS (Government Digital Service), WCAG, WebAim and Deque recommendations is referred to and used to manually review each page.
  • NVDA Screen reader is used complete a consistent set of steps including navigation, interaction, time limits and error recovery on all pages audited.
  • The manual reviews are conducted on a Windows Laptop and Apple iPhone 8.

This process will be completed by the end of September 2020.