Accessibility Statement

Accessibility statement for: Safe Campus Communities www.safecampuscommunities.ac.uk

This accessibility statement applies to the Safe Campus Communities website including the ‘The Prevent Duty in Higher Education: An Introduction’ e-learning content including all SCORM enabled content which exists on the Elucidat domain and was created using a third party authoring tool.

This website is managed by Advance HE who are funded by the Department of Education for this work. Due to the likelihood of the website being discontinued past March 2021, the website is not currently fully accessible as making it fully accessible for a short period would be a disproportionate burden and would not be good use of public funds. However, an accessible Word version of the web pages of this website can be made available upon request via email (info@safecampuscommunities.ac.uk) and all training materials are accessible.

As the e-learning module ‘The Prevent Duty in Higher Education: An Introduction’ is in regular use we have made this as accessible as possible and so users should be able to:

  • 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)
  • review alternative text added to images
  • navigate clearly with accurate headings and labels
  • distinguish text clearly with a higher colour contrast ratio

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

Due to the likelihood of the website being discontinued past March 2021, the website is not currently fully accessible. An accessible Word version of the web pages of this website can be made available upon request via email (info@safecampuscommunities.ac.uk). However, all the training materials and the majority of the e-learning module ‘The Prevent Duty in Higher Education: An Introduction’ are accessible. However there are elements which we know are not accessible such as:

  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
  • some of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard

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 documents compatible with a braille reader:

We will consider your request and get back to you in 20 days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website where feasible and proportionate. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, contact: Advance HE via info@safecampuscommunities.ac.uk.

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

We provide a text relay service for people who are D/deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment.

Our offices have audio induction loops, or if you contact us before your visit we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.

Find out how to contact us https://www.advance-he.ac.uk/contact-us.

Please note that during the current COVID-19 pandemic all Advance HE offices are currently closed, however staff are available to take your enquiry remotely.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Advance HE on behalf of the Department for Education is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status

This website is not compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. The ‘non-compliances and exemptions’ are listed below.

Exemptions: Due to the likelihood of the website being discontinued past March 2021, the website is not currently fully accessible as making it fully accessible for a short period would be a disproportionate burden and would not be good use of public funds. However, an accessible Word version of the web pages of this website can be made available upon request via email (info@safecampuscommunities.ac.uk) and all training materials and the majority of the e-learning module are accessible.

Non-compliance: The e-learning module ‘The Prevent Duty in Higher Education: An Introduction’ is partially compliant with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

Some success criteria refer to functionality that are not applicable to the module and therefore cannot be met. The applicable success criteria which the module fails to meet are listed below. Areas of non-compliance are:

  • 2.1.1 Keyboard

Whilst the entire module can be navigated using the keyboard, options in form elements cannot be selected.

  • 2.4.7 Focus Visible

Form elements are not highlighted when navigating by keyboard.

Non-accessible content

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

The following components of the e-learning module ‘The Prevent Duty in Higher Education: An Introduction’ are not compliant with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard:

  • 2.1.1 Keyboard
  • 2.4.7 Focus Visible

Disproportionate burden

As stated above, due to the likelihood of the website being discontinued past March 2021, it is not currently fully accessible as making it fully accessible for a short period would be a disproportionate burden and would not be good use of public funds.

An accessible Word version of the web pages of this website can be made available upon request.

Content that is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

PDFs and other documents

Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, and forms published as Word documents. By September 2020, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Live video

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

What we are doing to improve accessibility

An accessible Word version of the web pages of this website can be made available upon request via email (info@safecampuscommunities.ac.uk).

We will regularly review the e-learning module ‘The Prevent Duty in Higher Education: An Introduction’ to confirm it meets accessibility requirements. We are seeking to resolve non-compliant areas of the e-learning module with the third party developer Elucidat where it is practical to do so.

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website where feasible and proportionate. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact: Advance HE via info@safecampuscommunities.ac.uk.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 23 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 23 September 2020.

This website was last tested on 23 September 2020. The test was carried out by Advance HE. The test took a systematic approach to reviewing the content of the e-learning module ‘The Prevent Duty in Higher Education: An Introduction’.