Accessibility statement for www.napier.ac.uk
This website is run by Edinburgh Napier University. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website and are committed to making it accessible for users with disabilities. For example, that means you should be able to:
We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.
- change colours, contrast levels and fonts
- zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
- navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
- navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
- listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)
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 fully accessible.
Feedback and contact information
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:
We’ll acknowledge your request within three working days, and then provide a timescale for meeting your request, if it is possible.
If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, call or email us for directions.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).
Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person
If you are a British Sign Language (BSL) user, you can contact Edinburgh Napier University via the national, free of charge, BSL video relay service - contactSCOTLAND-BSL.
A number of our teaching spaces, libraries and some other public areas have audio induction loops, or if you contact us before your visit we can arrange a BSL interpreter.
Read more about the accessibility of our campuses
Find out how to contact us.
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Edinburgh Napier University 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 non-compliances and exemptions are listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
Navigation and accessing information
Some pages have empty headings, meaning that people using screen readers are unable to understand the structure of a page. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 1.3.1 (Info and Relationships) and 2.4.6 (Headings and Labels). We plan to resolve this issue by 30 June 2024.
Some pages have incorrect heading structures, so people using a screen reader and other assistive technology are unable to navigate by heading structure. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 1.3.1 (Info and Relationships) and 2.4.6 (Headings and Labels). We plan to resolve this issue by 30 June 2024.
Some tables are missing functionality required for a screen reader to interpret the data within it. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 1.3.1 (Info and Relationships). We plan to resolve this issue by 30 June 2024.
There are instances of link text fields being empty. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 2.4.4 (Link Purpose – In Context). We plan to resolve this issue by 30 June 2024.
There are instances where the colour contrast ratio between foreground and background does not meet the minimum requirements to make things easy to read for people with visual impairments. This fails WCAG success criteria 1.4.3 (Contrast - Minimum) and 1.4.11 (Non-text Contrast). We plan to resolve this issue by 30 June 2024. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our colour contrast ratio meets accessibility standards.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
PDFs and other documents
Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, and forms published as Word documents. We aim to make this available in an accessible format by 31 December 2024.
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. If you require this content in a different format please contact us. When we publish new PDFs or Word documents we’ll make sure they meet accessibility standards.
Existing video content
We have pre-existing video on this website. This video contains captions but does not have audio descriptions or a transcript, or uses a third party captioning function that is not always accurate. The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix issues with video content published before 23 September 2020.
If you require this content in a different format please contact us. When we publish new video content we’ll make sure videos meet accessibility standards.
Third party embedded content
We are aware that some third party content appearing on our site does not have titles that are accessible to screen readers, for example student accommodation virtual tours. As this functionality is provided by a third party supplier, it is outside of our control. A good way to learn more about the technical accessibility of a third-party platform is to review the accessibility statement for the platform provided by the supplier searchBOX, a centralised, independent directory of third-party accessibility information.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
We have formed a Web Accessibility Working Group to define and execute a strategic approach to accessibility across our websites
Content creators and editors are being trained to ensure new content is accessible
We will embed accessibility requirements in our procurement and service provision activity
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This website was last tested on 21 September 2020. The test was carried out by Shaw Trust, using automated evaluation tools and manual testing by an experienced in-house, pan-disabled testing team.
This statement was prepared on 17 December 2020. It was last reviewed on 18 August 2023.