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Accessibility statement for IT Forms

This accessibility statement applies to the St Marys Online Forms website.

This website is run by St Mary’s University. 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.  

How accessible this website is 

We know that some parts of these applications are not fully accessible as described in the Non-accessible content section.  

Feedback and contact information 

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of the applications. If you find any problems not listed on this page, need information on this website in a different format (such as an accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille)  or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please email

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

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 

We are committed to making all our web based applications accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. 

Compliance Status 

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below. 

Non-Accessible content 

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

Non-accessible compliance with the accessibility regulations 

Standard A 1.3.1 Perceivable / Adaptable / Info and Relationships

Webpage - Failed

listitem : Ensures elements are used semantically

Standard AA 1.4.3 Perceivable / Distinguishable / Contrast (Minimum)

Webpage - Failed

Failed color-contrast : Ensures the contrast between foreground and background colors meets WCAG 2 AA contrast ratio thresholds

Standard A 4.1.1 Robust / Compatible / Parsing

Webpage - Failed

duplicate-id-active : Ensures every id attribute value of active elements is unique
duplicate-id-aria : Ensures every id attribute value used in ARIA and in labels is unique

duplicate-id : Ensures every id attribute value is unique

Standard A 4.1.2 Robust / Compatible / Name, Role, Value

Webpage - Failed

label : Ensures every form element has a label

select-name : Ensures select element has an accessible name

In early 2021 we invested 30 days development on resolving issues found in 2020, and have retested on 23rd March 2021. We will look to resolve the remaining issues by 30th September 2021.

Disproportionate burden 

At this time, we have made no claims of disproportionate burden 

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations 

At this time, we believe all content is within scope of the regulations. 

What we’re doing to improve accessibility 

We audited these applications in 2020 to identify any non-accessible content, corrections were implemented where possible.

We have a working group which meets quarterly to track the auditing and remediation of all applications used at St Mary’s. We will continue to test applications and this statement will be reviewed again by 30th September 2021.

Preparation of this accessibility statement 

This statement was prepared on Wednesday 16th September 2020. It was last reviewed on Monday 12th April 2021.

This website was tested on 8th September 2020. The test was carried out by All Able Ltd. The website was retested internally on 23rd March 2021.

All pages of the website were tested along with a sample of the documents from each area of the website.