Accessibility Statement

Introduction

We want to make sure the Nexus website is accessible to as many people as possible, so we are continually monitoring our website to make sure it is and remains highly accessible. Our aim is to comply with the Government’s recommendation of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 AA. Below we have outlined the ways in which our site can be used by users with varying accessibility needs, as well as any areas of continued development. We are committed to improving the user experience for everyone so if you have any feedback or ideas for improvement, please get in touch using our contact details below.

Contents

  1. How accessible is our website?
  2. Non-accessible content
  3. What we’re doing to improve accessibility
  4. What to do if you can’t access parts of this website
  5. Reporting accessibility problems with this website
  6. Enforcement procedure
  7. How to contact us

1. How accessible is this website?

As a user with accessible needs, when using the Nexus website you will be able to:

  • Change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • Zoom in up to 200% 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
  • View the website in low-motion mode

We also aim to make the website text as simple as possible to understand. AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

2. Non-accessible content

Some areas of the site or our content is not subject to WCAG accessibility requirements and therefore may not be fully accessible on the same basis as the rest of the site. These are as follows:

  • PDFs – We are in the process of ensuring any PDF content on our website is accessible by those using screen readers, and commit to these changes being implemented by September 2020, either as an accessible PDF or HTML web page. Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish from July 2020 will meet accessibility standards, again either in PDF or HTML format.
  • Maps – We will always try to ensure online maps are as accessible as possible, but online maps are currently exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations. If you can’t view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, please email or call us for directions using the contact details below.
  • External linked content – We link from our website to third party content that may not comply with the same high levels of accessibility as the Nexus website. However, where possible we will always choose accessible content and partners who offer accessible content.

3. What to do if you can’t access parts of this website and help with accessibility?

If you need information on our website in a different format, for example accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille, please contact us using the details below:

Email – hello@nexusleeds.co.uk
Call – 0113 306 1444

If you can’t view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, please email or call us for directions.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

    • Content is written in accordance with our accessibility guidelines, to ensure that it is easy to read and performs well for users with access needs and assistive technology.
    • Our content team runs monthly content checks on uploaded content to make sure it meets our criteria.
    • Our development partner carries out automated testing on all new elements and deployments to ensure a first line of testing against obvious accessibility issues.
    • All new elements are passed through a manual testing process to pick up any further areas for development.
    • In the future we plan to carry out testing with users with different needs and abilities, including those using assistive technology.
    • Every 6 months, we carry out reviews of the site against latest governance. These are carried out by our development partner, who also provides us with a report of any elements that could be improved upon.

This accessibility statement is updated every 6 months or sooner if anything changes with regards to the accessibility of our site, WCAG 2.0 AA guidance or non-compliant content.

4. Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact us with the URL of the page and the issue you’ve identified and we’ll look into it:

Email – hello@nexusleeds.co.uk
Call – 0113 306 1444

5. 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 concerns, you can contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

6. Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

More information about access to our campus is available in information for visitors with accessible needs.

If you have any specific questions, please contact us using the following details:

Email – hello@nexusleeds.co.uk
Call – 0113 306 1444

 

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website so please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or have any feedback for improvement.

Updated: September 2020