Accessibility statement

Using this website

blogs.brighton.ac.uk is run by the University of Brighton. We want as many people as possible to be able to use blogs. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate blogs using just a keyboard
  • listen to blogs using a screen reader

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

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

Structure of blogs.brighton.ac.uk

  • The main structure of the service, including login and directory, is maintained by the eLearning team in Information Services.
  • Individual blogs and their contents are the responsibility of the individual blog owners. This blog is managed by the School of Sport and Service Management.

How accessible blogs.brighton.ac.uk is

Blogs.brighton.ac.uk is provided by CampusPress. All themes are mobile friendly and pass accessibility guidelines.

We know some parts of blogs aren’t fully accessible:

  • you cannot change the colours, font or text size
  • you can’t modify the line height or spacing of text
  • most older PDF documents aren’t fully accessible to screen reader software

What to do if you can’t access parts of blogs.brighton.ac.uk

If you need information on blogs in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille, or have a general question about accessibility please request it through our accessibility issue form. We will consider your request and pass it to the relevant blog owner to respond to you .

Reporting accessibility problems with blogs.brighton.ac.uk

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of blogs.brighton.ac.uk. If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting the requirements of the accessibility regulations, please report it through our accessibility issue form.

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the accessibility regulations. If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information about blogs.brighton.ac.uk accessibility

The University of Brighton is committed to making its websites accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. blogs.brighton.ac.uk is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Issues with technology

  • We have not tested navigating blogs.brighton.ac.uk with speech recognition software.
  • It’s not possible for users to modify text spacing or line height.
  • It is not possible to change the colours and contrast, font or text size on studentcentral.
  • We have assessed these issues and the University is working in conjunction with the software provider, CampusPress, to continue to make improvements.

Issues with images, video and audio

  • Most video resources are pre-recorded and uploaded via the Mediastream platform. YouTube videos may also be embedded within blogs.
  • Some videos do not have captioning at this time because they have been captured from a live event or are older recordings. If you have any issues with the videos provided please report it through our accessibility issue form.

Issues with interactive tools

  • We are not currently aware of any issues with interactive tools such as forms on blogs.brighton.ac.uk. If you become aware of any issues or have any concerns, please report it through our accessibility issue form.

How we tested this website

Blogs.brighton.ac.uk was last tested, week commencing 12th August 2019. The test was carried out by the eLearning team.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

The University continues to work closely with the software provider, CampusPress, to monitor accessibility on blogs.brighton.ac.uk and make improvements as required.

Blog owners are provided with advice on selecting appropriate accessible themes and plugins and thinking about accessibility for their individual blogs.