External Examiners System accessibility statement

This accessibility statement applies to the University of Glasgow’s External Examiners System. 

Using this website 

The External Examiners System is run by The University of Glasgow. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to: 

  • 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 .

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 aren’t fully accessible: 

  • Some screens lack ways to bypass repetitive content
  • Text may be low contrast
  • The default language is not specified on some pages
  • Images are not named
  • Form elements are not all labelled
  • Some list items are will not be readable by a screen reader
  • Not all links are named
  • The tabindex is incorrect on some pages

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: 

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 5 days. 

British Sign Language

BSL users can contact us via contactSCOTLAND-BSL, the online British Sign Language interpreting video relay service.

Find out more about BSL assistance: contactSCOTLAND

Reporting accessibility problems with this website 

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

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 5 days. 

Enforcement procedure 

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing 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 

The University of Glasgow 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 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below. 

Non-accessible content 

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

  • Some pages do not contain a heading, skip link, or landmark region which means it lacks ways to bypass repetitive content (WCAG 2.4.1)
  • Background and foreground colours do not have a sufficient contrast ratio which may make it difficult for some users to read(WCAG 1.4.3)
  • Some pages do not specify a lang attribute, therefore a screen reader assumes the page is in the default language the user chose when setting up the reader. This may cause the reader to announce the page’s text incorrectly (WCAG 3.1.2)
  • Some images displayed on pages do not have alt attributes which means screen readers cannot describe them (WCAG 1.4.5)
  • Some form elements do not have associated labels which can cause screen readers problems when announcing them (WCAG 3.3.2)
  • Some list items are not contained within parent elements which can cause screen readers problems when announcing them (WCAG 1.3.1)
  • Some links do not have a discernible unique name which would help improve the navigation experience for screen reader users  (WCAG 2.4.4).
  • Some elements have a tabindex greater than zero. This can cause problems with users navigating a screen (WCAG 2.4.3)

What we’re doing to improve accessibility 

In addition to the above testing, we release changes on a regular basis which may include accessibility fixes identified by you or us. All new developments will be tested for accessibility.

Preparation of this accessibility statement 

This statement was prepared on Friday 18th September 2020. It was last reviewed on Wednesday 1st September 2021. 

This website was last tested on 14th September 2020. The test was carried out by the University of Glasgow’s Business Systems Team and assessed against the WCAG 2.1 AA guidelines.