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Accessibility statement for Playwaze

This statement applies to St Mary’s University Playwaze website available to staff and students; this accessibility statement applies to the St Marys Playwaze 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 this application have failed accessibility 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 1.1.1 Perceivable / Text Alternatives / Non-text content

Booking, Playwaze St Mary’s - Failed

image-alt : Ensures elements have alternate text or a role of none or presentation

Standard AA 1.4.3 Perceivable / Distinguishable / Contrast (Minimum)

Booking, Playwaze St Mary’s - Failed

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

Standard A 2.4.1 Operable / Navigatable / Bypass Blocks

Login, Playwaze St Mary’s - Failed

bypass : Ensures each page has at least one mechanism for a user to bypass navigation and jump straight to the content

Standard A 3.1.1 Understandable / Readable / Language of Page

Booking, Login, Playwaze St Mary’s - Failed

html-has-lang : Ensures every HTML document has a lang attribute

Standard A 4.1.1 Robust / Compatible / Parsing

Playwaze, Playwaze St Mary’s - Failed

duplicate-id-active : Ensures every id attribute value of active elements is unique

duplicate-id : Ensures every id attribute value is unique

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

Playwaze, Playwaze St Mary’s - Failed

frame-title : Ensures and elements contain a non-empty title attribute

link-name : Ensures links have discernible text

select-name : Ensures select element has an accessible name

label : Ensures every form element has a label

Disproportionate burden

We claim disproportionate burden for the use of Playwaze Ltd (`Playwaze’) in accordance with The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (‘Regulations’) as it is not compliant with the Regulations. Prior to the Regulations, we entered into a contractual agreement with British Universities and Colleges Sport (‘BUCS’) which expires on 31st August 2021 for the use of Playwaze.

As such, we are unable to terminate the agreement and/or amend the agreement until expiry. However, we will work closely with Playwaze and BUCS to try and meet all or part of the Regulations were reasonable. In the meantime we are searching the market to find an activity tool which (1) can meet our institutional requirements and (2) is compliant with the Regulations. We will update this statement in due course once a suitable alternative is found.

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 this application in 2021 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 31st August 2021.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on Friday 23rd April 2021.

This website was tested internally on 22nd April 2021.