Accessibility statement for Performance and Maternal Research Project Website 

This accessibility statement applies to 

This website is a collaboration between University of South Wales and Edge Hill University. The site will be live for the duration of the project (May 2021) and 4 years after that. 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 

We have 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 are not fully accessible: 

  • Some of the sharing buttons have poor contrast 
  • Content on Third Party Sites might be harder to access 

Feedback and contact information 

Please contact us if you have an accessibility query including: 

  • If you are experiencing issues with accessing information or using the website 
  • If you find an accessibility problem not listed on this statement 
  • If you have positive feedback on the accessibility considerations made.  
  • When you contact us there is a process in place that will acknowledge your contact, tell you who is dealing with it and give you a timescale by which you can expect a reply. 

The contacts are


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Reporting accessibility problems with this website 

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements please Contact Us. 

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 

Find out how to contact us 

Technical information about this website’s accessibility 

The University of South Wales is committed to making this website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. 

Compliance status 

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to [insert one of the following: ‘the non-compliances’, ‘the exemptions’ or ‘the non-compliances and exemptions’] listed below. 

Non-accessible content 

We formally test the accessibility of  our website on a regular basis against WCAG 2.1 AA standards.  

Some parts of the website may not work for everyone. Below are known issues that we either need to fix, cannot fix, or do not need to fix right now. If you find something that does not work that we missed, remember to contact us. 

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations 

This section covers issues that we need to fix and are working to do so. 

This website is built on a third-party platform and so some issues are more difficult to fix. 

Links without meaningful purpose 

Some of the links are not labelled clearly. This means that links do not make sense when taken out of context, and for some links it is not possible to know what the purpose of the link is. There are several links to the same resource which are repeated across elements that can cause confusion (WCAG: 2.4.4). 

We will correct link text over time as we review each page. 

Issues with interactive elements 

Some of our form elements and page elements do not have the required descriptive tags and labels. The result is that some users will not be able to identify the purpose of the form control (WCAG: 4.1.2) 

We will review our use of third-party templates and change when possible. 

Images without a description  

Some images on our website do not have proper alternative text. People with screen readers or other assistive devices rely on these descriptions to understand the image content and purpose (WCAG: 1.1.1). 

We will change the images that we have access to. 

Issues with HTML Structure 

Some of our HTML is incorrectly ordered, making it more difficult for assistive technology to correctly render the page.(WCAG: 4.1.1) 

We are unable to fix at this time but will review during the lifetime of the project. 

Contrast Issues 

Some pages have elements with low contrast between the element and its background, particularly when under focus. This can cause text to be difficult to read, especially for those with low vision, poor eyesight, or colour blindness (WCAG: 1.4.3). 

Some pages may function incorrectly because we have not correctly set colours with CSS (WCAG: 1.4.3,1.4.6,1.4.8) 

Multiple Ways to Navigate the site 

We currently do not offer multiple ways to navigate the site, potentially making it more difficult to find information. (WCAG: 2.4.5) 

We will review the contrast and improve pages that we have access to. 

Disproportionate burden 

This section covers issues that we cannot fix right now. We’ve assessed the cost of fixing these issues but believe that doing so would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the law. 

Not applicable. 

Content that is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations 

This section covers issues that we do not need to fix right now. The law calls these exemptions. 

This website links to content on third-party sites. We do not have control over and are not responsible for the accessibility of this content, but we may be able to help if you contact us. 

Preparation of this accessibility statement 

This statement was prepared on 20 August 2020. It was last reviewed on 20 August 2020. 

This website was last tested on 20 August. The test was carried out by IT Services in the University of South Wales. 

We tested a variety of pages to represent a typical journey through the site.