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Accessibility statement provided by Abintegro

Last modified on 03 December 2019

This Accessibility Statement relates specifically to Services provided by Abintegro.

This career development website is provided by Abintegro Limited for the University of Edinburgh. We take accessibility seriously and are committed to ensuring the career development resources on this website are both usable and accessible to all users regardless of ability, or situation. This accessibility statement is a live document, providing an open account of our current position and it was last modified on the date provided above. Abintegro releases website updates weekly and is constantly improving our level of accessibility.

Our resources are designed and developed in accordance with the internationally recognised Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Level AA

WCAG

As part of our ongoing accessibility programme we have implemented a specific accessibility service (located on the website’s top navigation) providing easy access to all accessibility options, and we are working with a third party company (EqualWeb) that specialises in accessibility, to ensure as many people as possible are able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels, line / word spacing and fonts
  • zoom in up to 200% without loss of content or functionality
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard or numeric keys
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software (in supported web browsers)
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader
  • describe words selected by the mouse
  • type words with a mouse via a virtual keyboard

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand by enabling you to display the contents in a new “readable mode” window that’s clear and readable.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

AbilityNet

How accessible is this website?

Despite our efforts to make this website accessible to as many people as possible, we know some parts are not fully accessible. We are, however, dedicated to improving the accessibility via our ongoing accessibility programme: We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • Some images do not have appropriate alternative text, however we do not rely on images to convey essential information
  • some link text does not make sense when read on its own (for example, ‘click here’)
  • some videos and audio do not have the required caption controls, or transcriptions available.
  • some extra content that is shown or hidden on focus cannot be interacted with and stay visible until dismissed
  • some, very isolated, content that moves or auto updates cannot be stopped
  • each page does not have a unique page title that indicates its purpose
  • on a very limited number of form fields the accessible name or label is not the same as any on-screen text
  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software

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

Please contact your Institution: University of Edinburgh or alternatively us by email at: helpdesk@abintegro.com 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 as soon as possible.

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 us by email at: helpdesk@abintegro.com.

Enforcement procedure

If you need to escalate your issue with this website, please contact the Technology and Information Security Director by email: accessibility-issue@abintegro.com.

You can expect an acknowledgement within 6 working days and a full reply within 20 working days. If your complaint raises complex issues that cannot be answered within 20 working days, we will keep you informed of progress until we can fully respond.

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’).

Abintegro Limited is not a public sector body and, therefore, is not legally required to comply with the accessibility regulations. We do however, take accessibility seriously and if you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

EASS

Technical information about this website's accessibility

Abintegro 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 noncompliances listed below.

Non accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons. Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations The following accessibility problems are planned to be addressed, by their respective compliance deadlines, as part of our ongoing accessibility programme. A full schedule of our programme will be published in January 2020, outlining how we intend to meet the accessibility compliance deadlines.

  • Some images do not have a text alternative
  • A very limited number of audio files do not have a transcript 
  • A very limited number of pre-recorded videos do not have captions that are synchronised with the audio
  • Some extra content that is shown or hidden on focus cannot be interacted with and stay visible until dismissed
  • Some, very isolated, content that moves or auto updates cannot be stopped
  • Each page does not have a unique page title that indicates its purpose
  • The purpose of every link is not always clear from its link text
  • On a very limited number of form fields the accessible name or label is not the same as any on-screen text
  • ARIA markup has not been used on all interactive components

Disproportionate burden

This career development website has the capability for University of Edinburgh to publish its own content on the website, for example on custom web pages. We therefore cannot, despite our efforts to make this content accessible, ensure this content adheres to all accessibility standards. This would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. Examples of content that could be non-compliant include; images without alternative text, pre-recorded videos without captions, audio files without transcripts and downloadable documents not fully accessible to screen reader software.

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

PDFs and other documents

Some 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.

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 any templates or isolated content articles that represent a non-essential part of the website.

All new PDFs or Word documents we publish after 03 December 2019 will meet accessibility standards.

Recorded video

A small proportion of our recorded videos do not have captions. From 23 September 2020 all recorded videos, produced by us and made available via the website will be captioned.

How Abintegro tested this platform

This website was last tested on 02 December 2019. The test was carried out by Abintegro as part of our ongoing accessibility programme. We used a variety of tools including Google Lighthouse. As part of our ongoing accessibility programme, EqualWeb our third party auditor will be performing accessibility audits with career development resource pages prioritised that are most visited by our users.

We tested this career development website, available at https://www.careercentre.me domain and also various subdomains.

What Abintegro is doing to improve accessibility

This statement was prepared on 03 December 2019. It was last updated on 03 December 2019.

Through our ongoing accessibility programme we will keep this statement under review and consider ways in which the website accessibility may be improved. Our objective is to make this website fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, except areas where it would constitute a disproportionate burden.

 

Accessibility statement provided by Symplicity relating to CareerHub

The full accessibility statement provided by Symplicity for the CareerHub platform is here:

CareerHub accessibility statement

Their statement includes this: 

"We know some parts of this web application are not fully accessible:

  • Appointment calendar is not fully accessible.
  • Users cannot modify the line height or spacing of text.
  • Some forms created using our dynamic form builder may be difficult to navigate using a keyboard.
  • Users are unable to bypass blocks, meaning multiple contents on the same page.
  • Limited search feature throughout the application

 

 

 

This Accessibility Statement is continued at: www.ed.ac.uk/about/website/accessibility