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Accessibility statement for QL

This accessibility statement applies to QL SRS Logon Page (http://possum/qlsv4live and http://possum/qleV4live).

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 website 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 not fully 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.

Links and some other text elements fail colour contrast requirements. This fails WCAG 1.4.3 Contrast Minimum.

The page has duplicate id that is not unique. This fails WCAG 4.1.1.

The page has HTML document that does not have a lang attribute. This fails WCAG 4.1.1.

An image on the page does not have an alt attribute. This fails WCAG 1.1.1.

The “Username” field does not have a label. This fails WCAG 1.3.1 and WCAG 3.3.2.

We are raising these with our third party supplier in order to resolve these compliance issues and will update the statement when we have a response. QL is no longer the live service, and is used only for reference since 31st March 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 in scope 

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 are currently awaiting third party suppliers for completing these changes.

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 last tested on 10th August 2020. 

The auditing was carried out by ourselves. The audit approach we have adopted is to audit a representative sample of the web pages and documents on this site as most pages share common functionality and templates. These audits consisted of:  

  • Automated audits using MS Accessibility Insights 'Fast Pass'  
  • Manul checks for:  
    • Using a keyboard (non-mouse)  
    • Using a screen reader  
    • Logic, clarity and meaningfulness  
    • Using a mobile or tablet device  
    • Ensuring content is usable when zoomed in or magnified  
    • Pop-ups and interactive or flashing content