Accessibility statement for the University of St Andrews website

This statement applies to content published on the domain, run by the University of St Andrews. It does not apply to content on subdomains (for example, Where a website or web application has additional accessibility statements, these will be linked from those individual locations.

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
  • 使用屏幕阅读器(包括JAWS的最新版本)收听网站的大部分内容, NVDA and VoiceOver).

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.

You can also explore some of our recommendations for tools that can make your online experience better.

How accessible this website is

澳门星际现正重新开发大学网站的部分内容,以改善网页的易读性和易用性. We know some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible, such as the current staff and current students sections, among others.

Some areas of inaccessibility include:

  • 当您更改浏览器窗口的大小时,某些页面上的内容不会更改为单列格式.
  • Some pages have poor colour contrast.
  • You can’t modify the line height or spacing of text on some pages.
  • Some pages and document attachments are not clearly written.
  • Some tables may not be fully accessible to screen reader software.
  • Most older PDF documents aren’t fully accessible to screen reader software.
  • Live video streams don’t have captions.
  • Some of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard.
  • You can’t skip to the main content when using a screen reader on some pages.
  • Some heading elements are not consistent.
  • Some images do not have good alternative text.
  • Some buttons are not correctly identified.
  • Some error messages are not clearly associated with form controls.

Feedback and contact information

如果您需要本网站上的信息以不同的格式,如可访问的PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

We will get back to you as soon as possible.

If you can’t view the University map, please contact us for directions.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. 如果您发现本页面没有列出的任何问题,或者认为澳门星际没有满足可访问性要求, contact IT Service Desk:

Enforcement procedure

平等与人权委员会(EHRC)负责公共部门机构(网站和移动应用程序)的执行. 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).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

We have induction loops in main lecture venues, and we have portable loops that may be set up if requested in advance. We also have a Roger pen to assist visitors who use hearing aids.

We can provide a text relay service for people who are Deaf, deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment who are contacting us by phone.

英国手语(BSL)用户可以通过在线BSL视频转译服务与澳门星际联系 Contact Scotland BSL. 澳门星际还将努力为来访的个人安排一名车贴翻译, but this should be requested in advance as availability is limited.

Find out how to contact the University

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The University of St Andrews is committed to making its website accessible, 根据公共机构(网站及流动电话应用程序). 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 University has a wide range of websites and web applications located on the 这个域名多年来一直在有机增长,并与“主要”大学网站并列. 其中许多现在已经很旧了,或者没有定期维护,也不符合无障碍规则. 

Currently, 澳门星际大学的“主要”网站面向外部和内部受众,由两个独立的内容管理系统管理:TerminalFour version 8 (T4v8)和TerminalFour version 7 (T4v7). 

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

T4v8-managed content

The sections of our website managed in T4v8 are classed as ‘external’, and the content within the sections is primarily for prospective students. These sections include:

Web pages managed in T4v8 are built using the digital pattern library (DPL). 数码联络网页由数码通讯小组负责积极维修,目的是使“对外”网站的所有网页尽可能地通达. 作为每月编辑日历的一部分,这些页面的样本被定期检查, but there may be periods of time where inaccessible content is published.


The majority of images don’t have a text alternative, so the information in them isn’t available to people using a screen reader. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).

We will improve text alternatives over time as we review each page.

Pre-recorded video and audio

Most of the videos on 澳门星际 are hosted on YouTube; some of these may be incorrectly captioned and may not include audio description. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterions 1.2.2 Captions (Pre-recorded) and 1.2.5 Audio Description (Pre-recorded).

澳门星际不计划在所有预先录制的音频和视频媒体上添加字幕或文字记录,因为如果在2020年9月23日之前发布,则不需要添加字幕或文字记录, but we will add these to selected media when possible. Any media published after this date will include captions.

PDFs and other attached documents

例如,澳门星际的许多pdf和其他文档不符合可访问性标准, they may not be accessible to screen reader software.

澳门星际的一些pdf和其他附件对提供澳门星际的服务至关重要. We will review and replace PDFs and documents with HTML page where possible.

Links without meaningful text

Some link text doesn’t make sense when read on its own (for example, ‘click here’), and there are instances where text is difficult to read (Success criterion 2.4.4 Link Purpose - In Context).

We will correct link text over time as we review each page. When we publish new content, 澳门星际将确保链接文本符合可访问性标准,并遵循简单的英语指导方针.

Issues with navigation

大学网站及相关网页应用程序的某些区域可能无法仅用键盘浏览(成功标准二.1.1 Keyboard – level ‘A’).

We will improve navigation over time as we review each page.

Non-responsive content

网站可能有一些区域不调整大小与浏览器和需要滚动在两个方向时缩放(成功标准1.4.10 – Reflow).

We will correct this issue over time as we review each page.

Forms and interactive elements

有些形式和互动元素,如旋转木马,不符合多项AA成功标准. Some of these may be provided by third-parties. We aim to improve forms and interactive elements as we review each page, including, but not limited to:

  • Orientation (1.3.4)
  • Colour contrast (1.4.3)
  • Resize text (1.4.4)
  • Reflow (1.4.10)
  • Non-text contrast (1.4.11)
  • Text spacing (1.4.12)
  • Headings and labels (2.4.6)
  • Focus visible (2.4.7)
  • Consistent navigation (3.2.3)
  • Error suggestion (3.3.3)

Contrast issues

有些页面包含的元素与其背景之间的对比度较低. This can cause text to be difficult to read, especially for those with low vision, poor eyesight, or colour blindness (Success criterion 1.4.3 Contrast - minimum).

We will correct the contrast on these issues over time as we review each page.

Issues with focus indicator

在与元素交互时,有些元素可能并不总是显示有效的焦点指示(成功标准2.4.7 Focus visible).

We will correct focus indication issues over time as we review each page.

Disproportionate burden

T4v7 managed content

在T4v7中管理的部分主要只针对内部用户,例如 current staff and current students websites. However, it also includes public-facing websites such as Saints Sport and the Careers Centre. 其中大多数页面不符合WCAG 2的重要数量.1 AA success criteria.

大学致力于改善网站所有用户的网络体验, and a programme of work is underway to change how internal content is published. 澳门星际已经评估了在短期内解决这些问题的成本,但相信这样做将是一个 disproportionate burden within the meaning of the law.

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

PDFs and other attached documents


Pre-recorded audio and video published before 23 September 2020


Live video



Online maps are included in a number of web pages. Where there is a map with one single point of interest, 所显示的信息以另一种格式在同一网页上提供. Where there is more than one point of interest on the map, we are working towards an accessible solution.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We recognise that a large amount of content published on the 域名不能完全访问,但大学致力于通过以下方式改进:

  • 为内部观众更新所有内容的工作方案将解决许多无障碍问题.   
  • 数字模式库中的所有新特性在发布之前都要测试可访问性.
  • 可访问性是所有购买用于包含在 domain.
  • Websites that are no longer required will be identified and removed.
  • 上发布内容的任何人都可以使用无障碍培训课程 domain.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 18 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 18 September 2020.

Our website is tested on a regular basis, 使用Siteimprove提供的自动辅助工具,每5天进行一次新的扫描. 此工具测试网页样本,并提供澳门星际可访问性问题的报告. 作为每月编辑日历的一部分,人工检查也在“主”大学网站上的一些页面上进行.

Issues are prioritised according to the severity of the impact it may cause, 可能受到影响的人数以及解决问题所花费的时间.