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​​​​Accessibility Statement​

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​​ Accessibility Statement

This website was built in 2015/16 and we are currently undertakin​g a project to completely replace this site, scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2020. 

Accessibility is central to our project. We will therefore have resolved the issues identified below before September 2020, as required by the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. ​

This website is run by Leeds Trinity University. 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 200% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We've also attempted 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.

How accessible is ​this website?

  • We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible
  • You cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader
  • There are many pages on which the colour of the text and the colour of the background are not in sufficient contrast to each other.
  • Some links are only identifiable by their colour.
  • Some images and image links are missing alternative text.
  • We have a large number of documents, including documents in PDF format, essential to providing our services, that haven't been designed to be accessible

​All of these issues will be addressed by the website redevelopment project that will completely replace this website in the first quarter of 2020.​

​What to do if you cannot access parts of this website

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 7 days.

If you cannot view the map on our 'contact us' page, call 0113​ 283 7100​ for directions.

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 Marketing Department at Leeds Trinity University by email:

Technical information about this website's accessibility​

Leeds Trinity University is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

This website is not compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. The non-accessible sections are listed below.​

Non accessible content​​

A significant amount of our content, published prior to 2018 is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Navigation and accessing information​

Some of our pages do not have a logical tabbing order. This doesn't meet criterion 2.4.3 (focus order). People using the keyboard to navigate the page will often use the tab key to progress through the focusable elements of the page. When building our new website we will ensure that the tab index has a meaningful sequence.

Some images and multimedia don't have a text alternative, so the information in them isn't available to people using a screen reader. This doesn't meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).

Some alternative text for images is a file name, which is not helpful to someone using a screen reader. This doesn't meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).

Some headings, regions, lists, and tables are not coded appropriately. This doesn't meet criterion 1.3.1 (info and relationships).

It isn't always possible to skip elements that are repeated across all our web pages. We don't always use a clear heading structure on our pages. This doesn't meet criterion 2.4.1 (bypass blocks).​


Colour is sometimes used as the only way we highlight different content or links. This doesn't meet criterion 1.4.1 (use of colour).

Some pages contain text that does not stand out clearly enough from the background because the colour contrast isn't strong enough. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3 (contrast minimum). These pages will be replaced on the new website with accessible colour schemes.


On some pages the same link text is used for links going to different destinations. Users might not know the difference if they are not somehow explained. This doesn't meet criterion 2.4.9 (Link Purpose)
In our new website we will use meaningful and unique link text for links going to different pages.​

We intend to resolve these issues by September 2020, primarily by replacing this website in full in the first quarter of 2020.​

Content that's not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

​PDFs and other documents

Many of our older PDFs and Word documents do not meet accessibility standards - for example, they may not be structured so they're accessible to a screen reader. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role value).

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. For example, we do not plan to fix [example of non-essential document].

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

Live video

Live video streams do not have captions. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.2.4 (captions - live).

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

How we tested this website

​This website was last tested on 23/9/19. The test was carried out by ourselves using SiteImprove. 

We tested our main website platform, available at​

What we're doing to improve accessibility

We intend to resolve these issues by September 2020, primarily through a website redevelopment project that will see this website replaced in the first quarter of 2020.

​This statement was prepared on 23/9/19, it was last updated on 23/9/19.