This accessibility statement applies to tees-su.org.uk, the website run by Teesside University Students’ Union (TUSU), which is available on both desktop and mobile. On our website you should be able to:
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 yet fully accessible as:
What to do if you cannot access parts of this website
If you need the information from this website in a different format such as accessible PDF, large print or easy read, please contact the MDXSU Welcome Desk via:
We will normally respond to your request within one week.
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, you can contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
TUSU 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.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons: Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations as below.
Images and alternate text
Some images do not have a text alternative, particularly on pages managed by individual clubs, societies, and other student groups and so may not be reactive when using a screen reader. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content). We are working to include text alternatives to all images on centrally managed pages, and provide guidance to other editors on how to do this. Our new content will ensure our use of images meets accessibility standards.
Navigation using with a keyboard
Some of our online components, such as pages with a large number of images, may be difficult to navigate when using only a keyboard. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.1.1 (Keyboard). We plan to review the accessibility of affected pages, and action any updates or improvements through UnionCloud, our website developer, by January 2021.
PDFs and other documents
Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. We have PDFs for our constitution and byelaws, and some forms published as Word documents or PDFs.
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. Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
We will continue to improve the accessibility of this website by working on the above issues listed as not fully accessible. We intend to review the accessibility of this website annually to ensure action has been taken on the above, and that we continue to comply with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.
Website users are encouraged to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org if they identify a problem with the accessibility of our website which has not been noted here.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 21st September 2020 and will be reviewed annually. This website was last tested on 10 August 2020 by Teesside University Students’ Union. We aim to ensure that all content we create is compatible with assistive technology.