Accessibility statement

This statement applies to the website of Catholic social Thought web site https://catholicsocialthought.org.uk/

This website is run by St Mary’s University, Twickenham. 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 are not fully accessible:

  • The contrast between some foreground and background colours may not be strong enough
  • Some of the site’s links do not have distinguishable text descriptions and are only marked by icons.
  • Some of the site’s links do not have clear descriptive purpose.
  • There are areas marked up with duplicate IDs within tags, this potentially confusing screen-reading software
  • The site has no default language coded.
  • Many of the site’s page have no landmark coded, which would denote the main content area of each page.

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 10 days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact the IT Service Desk:

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

We are committed to making our 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 (WCAG) version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

The contrast between some foreground and background colours may not be strong enough. We are working with a developer to fix this problem.

Some of the site’s links do not have distinguishable text descriptions and are only marked by icons. We are working with a developer to fix this problem.

Some of the site’s links do not have clear descriptive purpose. We are working with a developer to fix this problem.

Some images have not been correctly identified as ‘meaningful’ or ‘decorative’. We plan to code all images as either meaningful or decorative. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

Some of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard. We are working with a developer to fix this problem.

We are working with a developer to fix this problem.

There are areas marked up with duplicate IDs within tags, this potentially confusing screen-reading software. We are working with a developer to fix this problem.

The site has no default language coded’. We are working with a developer to fix this problem.

Many of the site’s page have no landmark coded, which would denote the main content area of each page. We are working with a developer to fix this problem.

Navigation and accessing information

A user cannot skip past repeating content blocks to the main content when using a screen reader. We are working with a developer to fix this problem.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We are working with a developer to fix the problems outlined above. We expect this project to be complete by Jan 31st 2021, but will post further updates when necessary.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 22nd Sep 2020. It was last reviewed on 22nd Sep 2020.

This website was last tested on 12 Aug 2020. The test was carried out by the Technology & Application Services department of St Mary’s University.

A sample of pages from the site were tested – the sample represents all the main templates controlling the different content types of the site.

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