Accessibility Statement for MyHud
This website is run by The University of Huddersfield. 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.
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:
you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
live video streams do not have captions
you cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader
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,
contact the Library Disability Support Advisor on +44 1484 473925 or email
We'll consider your request and get back to you within 2 working days
during normal office hours Monday-Friday.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Most of our lecture theatres have audio induction loops or if you contact
us before your visit we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL)
Contact the disability team at email@example.com.
Technical information about this website's accessibility
The University of Huddersfield 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 partially compliant with the
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1
AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.
Non accessible content
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non compliance with the accessibility regulations
You cannot modify the line height or spacing of text. This fails WCAG 2.1
Success Criterion 1.4.12 (Text Spacing).
There's no way to skip the repeated content in the page header (for
example, a 'skip to main content' option). This fails WCAG 2.1 success
criterion 2.4.1 (bypass blocks).
We'll aim to make all these elements fully accessible by September 2020.
Content that's not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
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 in November 2019. The test was carried out by
The University of Huddersfield.
We tested all of the pages within MyHud - We used a combination of
Accessibility Insights and the
WebAim Colour Contrast Tool
. In addition, our in-house Digital Skills Trainer (Accessibility)
highlighted best practice which was adopted wherever possible.
The online student hub at my.hud.ac.uk
What we're doing to improve accessibility
We will identify and review the non-compliance issues by September 2020.
This statement was prepared on 19 November 2019. It was last updated on 19