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Accessibility

Accessibility statement for the Hull York Medical School website

The University of Hull and the University of York (the Universities who jointly operate Hull York Medical School – thereafter collectively referred to as 'University') provides this website and its contents.

This page explains how accessible our website currently is and how we plan to improve it.

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website and we are continually working towards improving its accessibility.

On most pages on our website you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate using just a keyboard
  • navigate using speech recognition software
  • listen to content using a screen reader.

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

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA accessibility standard.

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible for the following reasons.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

  • Most PDF documents do not meet accessibility standards (WCAGL PDF Techniques)
  • Some pages have incorrect heading hierarchies (WCAG: 2.4.10)
  • Some pages have insufficient colour contrast of the text and background (WCAG: 1.4.3)

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

In 2021, we are:

  • Working towards making our existing PDF documents accessible and ensuring new PDFs meet accessibility standards
  • Moving our web content into newer templates which are tested to meet accessibility standards. This will fix issues with sufficient colour contrast and heading hierarchies
  • Continuing to test and monitor the website to identify and fix content issues which affect individual pages
  • Working towards ensuring that our development processes include accessibility considerations and testing as standard

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, please email our Marketing and Communications team: communications@hyms.ac.uk

If you are not happy with our reponse, please contact our Governance Team: governance@hyms.ac.uk

The University is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

This statement was last updated in January 2021.