This accessibility statement applies to this website, Subdomains with their own accessibity statements reliant on external software are noted below.


This website (any fully qualified domain name ending in is run by the University of Huddersfield. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. 

For example, that means you should be able to:

  • 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)

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 the website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • Some rich media (such as PDFs and videos) may not all be fully accessible
  • Screen readers that use the common standard defined in the HTML(V4.01T/5) are fully supported.
  • Content presented to a user from the T4 CMS and using our template library presents functionally with standard audio assistive technologies.

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:


call 01484 473421

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in two working days.

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 the web team (email or call 01484 473421). 

Enforcement procedure

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).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

University of Huddersfield 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 due to the non-compliances listed below:

  • Some rich media (PDFs and videos) that may not be fully accessible

Non accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons:

  • Some rich media (PDFs and videos) may not be fully accessible as they were created before the 23rd of September 2018.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

We are not aware of any content on the website which fails to meet the minimum required accessibility guidelines documented in the WCAG2.1 specification.

Disproportionate burden

We are not claiming ‘disproportionate burden’ on any problems that have been found so far.


Issues with PDF's and other Documents

Many of our older PDFs and Word documents don’t meet accessibility standards - for example, they may not be marked up so they’re inaccessible to a screen reader.

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. By March 2023, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Content that is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

PDFs and other documents - The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they are not essential to providing our services. Any new PDFs or other documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Live video – we do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations

Pre-recorded media published before 23 September 2020 is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations 

What we are doing to improve accessibility

As part of our quarterly website release schedule, we aim to accommodate any functional changes to the technical accessibility of the Website/Coursefinder in line with the WCAG 2.1 standards. Accessibility issues that are raised, are typically addressed in the next immediate release of the website. Where an accessibility issue is raised that requires immediate redress, a fix will be applied as soon as is possible. The University uses Google Lighthouse and SiteImprove to benchmark our performance and to inform any future accessibility developments.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 18 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 7th July 2022. was last tested on 1 July 2020. The test was carried out by our internal development team (contactable at as part of the quartly release roll out of updates to the site templates.

Testing is done during development/maintenance of the templating framework used to build the content of the page. The testing is carried out automatically as part of the build process of the templates using example content (Lorem Ipsum).