Website accessibility statement
On this page:
- Accessibility statement for the Winning Students Scotland website
- Contacting us by phone
- Technical information about this website’s accessibility
- How we test this website
- What we're doing to improve accessibility
- Other sites within our domain
- Preparation of this accessibility statement
This accessibility statement applies to the www.winningstudents-scotland.ac.uk website.
This website is run by the University of Stirling. 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.
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 this website is
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
- on some pages line height is below minimum value
- many older videos don’t have captions.
Feedback and contact information
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille, please email email@example.com. We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 5 working days.
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
This website is managed by the University of Stirling. If you find any problems which aren't listed on this page, or think that we're not meeting the requirements of the accessibility regulations then please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know.
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).
You can get in touch with the Winning Students team at the University of Stirling by calling +44 (0) 1786 466572.
The University of Stirling 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 and exemptions listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
Issues with colour contrast
We are aware of issues with colour contrast on this site. We plan to identify and fix these by the end of July 2022.
These issues fail WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3: Contrast (Minimum):
- some pages have text without sufficient contrast between the text and background.
Content that’s 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’re not essential to providing our services.
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
We do not plan to add an alternative format for pre-recorded audio published before 23 September 2020, because this is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.
We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.
We use a map to show locations of colleges and universities in the Winning Students network. This map is not fully accessible to all assistive technology. Maps are currently not within the scope of the accessibility regulations.
Third party content
Third party content displayed on this website that's under someone else’s control and which we have not paid for or developed is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations. Examples on www.winningstudents-scotland.ac.uk include feeds from social media channels.