Cyber Innovation Hub Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to the websites https://cyberinnovationhub.wales and https://canolfanarloeseddseiber.cymru/ .

Cyber Innovation Hub (CIH) is funded by Welsh Government and Cardiff Capital Region.  The partners in the CIH are Cardiff University, University of South Wales, Alacrity Foundation and TramShed Tech.

This website is run by BIC Innovation on behalf of CIH. 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 using third party tools
  • 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)

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • the text will not reflow in a single column when you change the size of the browser window
  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
  • live video streams do not have captions
  • some of our online forms may be difficult to navigate using just a keyboard
  • you cannot skip to the main content when 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.

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:

Email: cyberinnovationhub@cardiff.ac.uk

We’ll consider your request and get back to you within 7 days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact us on the following details:

Email: cyberinnovationhub@cardiff.ac.uk

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

BIC Innovation, on behalf of CIH, is committed to making its website 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 version 2.1 – Level AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

  • A small number of buttons may not have visible text content
  • A small number of anchor elements do not contain links
  • One web form does not contain a visible form label

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).

We plan to add text alternatives for all images by September 2022. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

Links within a specific block of content, whilst clickable, include a link element without a href attribute. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.4 (link purpose (in context)).

One web form contains an input that does not include a visible form label. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.6 (headings & labels).

Navigation and accessing information

There’s no way to skip the repeated content in the page header (for example, a ‘skip to main content’ option).

It’s not always possible to change the device orientation from horizontal to vertical without making it more difficult to view the content.

Interactive tools and transactions

Some of our interactive forms are difficult to navigate using a keyboard. For example, because some form controls are missing a ‘label’ tag.

We will make another assessment when the supplier contract is up for renewal, likely to be in January 2023.

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

PDFs and other documents

Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, and forms published as Word 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. There are no such documents on this website.

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

Live video

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

Following this website’s launch we will carry out further accessibility testing and update this statement.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 5 April 2023.

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