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.

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:

  1. you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
  2. live video streams do not have captions
  3. 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 library.disability.support@hud.ac.uk. 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 myhudemail@hud.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

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) interpreter.

Contact the disability team at disability@hud.ac.uk.

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 automated tools: 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.

We tested:

  • 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 November 2019.