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Accessibility statement for SharePoint

This accessibility statement applies to MySite (
and Department SharePoint Sites (

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 not 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 


2 image-alt : Ensures elements have alternate text or a role of none or presentation
1.1.1 Perceivable / Text Alternatives / Non-text Content

8 color-contrast : Ensures the contrast between foreground and background colors meets WCAG 2 AA contrast ratio thresholds
1.4.3 Perceivable / Distinguishable / Contrast (Minimum)

4 duplicate-id : Ensures every id attribute value is unique
4.1.1 Robust / Compatible / Parsing

Department SharePoint sites 

Not tested 16th September 2020.

We are looking at moving our content to Microsoft Teams, and also upgrading our SharePoint site. In addition, we will look to resolve the above 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 

Portable Document Format (PDF) and other documents 

Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. By September 2020, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages. 

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23rd September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. For example, we do not plan to fix historical council meeting minute documents published before 23rd September 2018. 

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

What we’re doing to improve accessibility 

We have been auditing these applications in 2020 to identify any non-accessible content. 

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.

MySite was tested on 27th August 2020.

Department Sharepoint Site Not tested 16th September 2020.