College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences Application Portal accessibility statement

Using this website

This website 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:

  • 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 aren’t fully accessible:

  • Some tables have many rows and columns that necessitate horizontal and vertical scrolling
  • Tables have many cells so are not easily accessible using just the keyboard
  • You can’t modify the line height or spacing of text
  • Uploaded PDF and Word documents are out of our control and may not be fully accessible
  • Link buttons and search boxes on some pages are not fully descriptive

What to do if you can’t access parts of this website

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:

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.

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Issues with text

  • No option to change the line height or text spacing.
  • Search boxes on grids do not describe their purpose on their own, descriptive tags need to be added to all search boxes.
  • Some buttons use colour shades or greying out to distinguish if they are enabled or disabled. The colour schemes are part of our CSS styling suite that is part of the suite of components used to create the html components.

Issues with PDFs and other documents

  • PDFs and Word documents are uploaded to the site by users and can then be downloaded by other users, the accessibility status of these documents is not within our control.

Issues with interactive tools and transactions

  • The system has a timeout of 20 minutes which is shown in a dismissible header at log in, but if the user fails to renew the timeout by navigating to a new page or using the Save options then work will be lost when re-authenticating after a timeout.

How we tested this website

This website was last tested on 24 August 2023. The test was carried out by University of Glasgow.

We took a representative sample of pages that included all the main elements of the site to use for testing.

We tested our main website platform

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

The current issues are not fixable within the current application due to third party components used throughout the website. We are investigating options to upgrade legacy components to newer versions that will be accessibility compliant. Any new content published will meet the accessibility requirements. 

This statement was prepared on 27 March 2020. It was last updated on 24 August 2023.

This page was last updated 25 August 2023.