Student Systems

EUCLID accessibility statement

Accessibility statement for EUCLID.

Accessibility statement for Euclid Web Application

 

Website accessibility statement in line with Public Sector Body (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018

This accessibility statement applies to EUCLID which is maintained by The University of Edinburgh’s Student Systems and Administration Directorate. 

EUCLID is the University student records system used to support Applicants, Students and Staff.

 

Euclid is run and developed by the University of Edinburgh

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
  • use the sites without experiencing moving, blinking or flashing text
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.  

Customising the website

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability. This is an external site with suggestions to make your computer more accessible:

AbilityNet - My Computer My Way

With a few simple steps you can customise the appearance of our website to make it easier to read and navigate.

Additional information on how to customise our website appearance

If you are a member of the University staff or a student you can use the free Sensus Access accessible document conversion service.

SenusAccess Information

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • some parts may not be fully compatible with screen readers
  • Not all content is keyboard accessible
  • When magnifying pages not all sections of the page reflow
  • Not all colour contrasts meet the recommended WCAG 2.1 AA standards
  • Not all link test clearly details the purpose of the link
  • Some information is conveyed only in colour or sound
  • Navigation across the site is not always consistent

 

Feedback and Contact Information

If you need information on this service in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

 

If you need information on this website in a different format, including accessible PDF, large print, audio recording or braille:

Email: studentsystems@ed.ac.uk

Call: +44 (0)131 651 4000

Web: Contact Student Systems

British Sign Language (BSL) users can contact us via contact SCOTLAND-BSL, the online British Sign Language interpreting service. Find out more on the contactSCOTLAND website.

 

We will consider your request and get back to you within 5 working days.

If you are a member of the University staff or a Student you can use the free Sensus Access accessible document conversion service Information on SensusAccess Conversion Service

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this service. If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting the requirements of the accessibility regulations, contact:

Email: studentsystems@ed.ac.uk

Call: +44 (0)131 651 4000

Web: Contact Student Systems

British Sign Language (BSL) users can contact us via contact SCOTLAND-BSL, the online British Sign Language interpreting service. Find out more on the contactSCOTLAND website.

We will consider your request and get back to you within 5 working days.

 

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 please contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) directly.

Contact details for the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS)

The government has produced information on how to report accessibility issues:

Reporting an accessibility problem on a public sector website

 

Contacting us by phone using British Sign Language

British Sign Language service

 

contactSCOTLAND-BSL runs a service for British Sign Language users and all of Scotland’s public bodies using video relay. This enables sign language users to contact public bodies and vice versa. The service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

contactSCOTLAND-BSL service details

 

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The University of Edinburgh is committed to making its websites and applications 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 (WCAG) 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

The full guidelines are available at:

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 AA standard

Non accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Noncompliance with the accessibility regulations

The following items to not comply with the WCAG 2.1 AA success criteria:

 

  • Not all colour contrasts meet the recommended guidance
  • On some occasions colour is used as a sole method of conveying information
  • Not all the content reflows when the page is magnified
  • Not all content can be accessed by keyboard only
  • Users will be timed out after a period of inactivity without warning
  • It is not always possible to bypass blocks of content that are repeated on multiple Web pages.
  • The purpose of each link cannot always be determined from the link text alone
  • Screen readers are not able to identify some parts of the page

 

Unless specified otherwise, a complete solution, or significant improvement, will be in place for those items within our control by July 2021. We also plan to do other testing with specific assistive technology by July 2021 to help further identify any accessibility issues.

 

Disproportionate burden

We are not currently claiming that any accessibility problems would be a disproportionate burden to fix.

 

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

At this time we do not believe that any content is outside the scope of the accessibility regulations.

 

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

 

We will continue to work with our in house developers to address these issues and deliver a solution or suitable workaround. We will investigate issues within our control such as improving colour contrast and if any improvements can be made, we will introduce them by July 2021.

We will continue to monitor the systems accessibility and will carry out further accessibility testing if significant changes are made to the user interface or if a service user raises an issue. We also plan to conduct further testing with specific types of assistive technology and test an even wider range of pages and content. However, due to the complex nature of the information displayed it may not be possible to resolve all accessibility issues. If this is the case, we will ensure reasonable adjustments are in place to make sure no user is disadvantaged.

Information Services and accessibility

Information Services (IS) has further information on accessibility including assistive technology, creating accessible documents, and services IS provides for disabled users.

Assistive technology, creating accessible documents, and services IS provides for disabled users

 

 

Preparation of this accessibility statement

 

This statement was prepared on 2nd November 2019. It was last reviewed on 16th September 2020

This website was tested.by members of the Student Systems Partnership team, between 15th June 2020 and 11th September 2020.  We tested a sample of pages and in depth these 5 most used aspects of the application

•           Applicant Hub: My Application

•           Student Hub: Personal

•           Student self-service: Assessment

•           Postgraduate Application Form

•           Student self-service: Personal Details

We tested against each Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 A and AA criteria. The majority of testing was carried out manually, with automated testing (Axe browser extension) used to test for colour contrast issues. Testing was carried out on a Windows 10 PC, using Chrome browser. The site was primarily tested using Chrome since it is by far the most popular browser when using a screen reader.  Current world-wide usage levels for different screen readers and browsers can be found in the WebAIM annual surveys:

WebAim Browsers and Screen Reader Usage

The screen reader used was NVDA.