Using the navigation menu
If you use a screen reader, you may not be able to search the site from the main menu. Nor are you told about the icon to access the menu on a mobile device or zoomed in 200% or more. These issues are urgent for us to fix.
If you use a tab key and zoom in 200% or more, it may not be clear which menu item you can select. This is urgent for us to fix.
On study facility pages like 'wind tunnels', the 'More information' link may not be visible when you zoom in 200% or more. This is urgent for us to fix.
If you use a screen reader, you are not told that some options in the main menu such as 'Undergraduate study' and 'View all courses' are headings. Nor are you told what options sit underneath some of these headings. This makes it harder for you to understand how the website is organised and to get around the site. These issues are important to fix.
Accessing our study pages
If you use a screen reader to search our subjects, you may not be told how many subjects relate to your search. You also will be told to use the form to 'filter courses', when this is, in fact, a subject search. These issues are urgent for us to fix.
If you use our course finder with a screen reader, you may have difficulty choosing options such as 'Postgraduate'. If you zoom in, the course finder is hard to view. These are urgent for us to fix.
If you use a screen reader, you are not told about the links for undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD options in the Study section. This is urgent for us to fix.
If you use the tab key or a screen reader, you may have difficulties in navigating through and selecting 'Facilities' on subject pages such as 'aeronautical and astronautical engineering'. This is urgent to fix.
If you use a screen reader, you are not told about the 'previous' and 'next' arrows on the study facilities boxes, like on the page about the wind tunnel, for example. This is urgent to fix.
If you use a screen reader, you may find videos, like on the page about wind tunnels, for example, which you cannot access because they do not have an audio description or text transcript. This is urgent to fix.
Accessing our research pages
If you use our 'Find a person' search with a screen reader, you are told about a decorative ORCID element that you cannot interact with. This issue is urgent to fix.
If you use assistive technology to access the 'research institutes, centres and groups' search, you are not told about:
- the search button
- the search box
- the research area dropdown menu
This issue is urgent to fix.
If you use a screen reader to search Research areas, you are incorrectly told to 'filter courses by name or UCAS code', instead of by research area. This is urgent to fix.
If you use a tab key to access academics' details on 'Research area' pages like 'Archaeology', you will not be able to use the 'People' boxes 'previous' or 'next' arrows. This is urgent to fix.
If you use the tab key to search for Research by 'projects,' 'institutes and groups', you do not have access to all the options. And, if you are a screen reader, you are not told the search options and what is selected. This issue is urgent to fix.
Accessing news, events and business pages
If you visit some pages we are working on, like news, events or business, you may have problems with:
- reading where the colour contrast between text and background is too low
- reading because you cannot change the line height or text spacing
- understanding where some links will take you because the text is unclear
- accessing PDF documents using screen reader software
- getting the information in some videos without captions
- using some of our tables
- using some of our maps
We'll tackle these important issues after we have fixed our most urgent accessibility issues.