Qualtrics Accessibility Statement
This accessibility statement applies to the Qualtrics service which is a third party service utilised within the University of Glasgow.
Using this service
This service is provided by the University of Glasgow. However, the Qualtrics interface is a third party vendor owned/managed service. The vendor is keen to ensure that as many people as possible are to be able to use their services and are continually looking to improve accessible features, recent updates include:
- a redesigned survey taking experience, featuring simple layout design that is easy to use, mobile friendly, delivers accessibility for 95% of user interactions and is certified with a VPAT (Voluntary Product Accessibility Template) as WCAG 2.1 AA. This update greatly elevates the ability of all people to provide feedback to experience programs. Website / app feedback experience is now also WCAG 2.1 AA compliant.
- All Qualtrics VPATs can be found on their committment to accessibile products page
The vendor of this service has no legal obligation to comply with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 as they are not a public service provider. However, their accessibility program aims to incorporate accessibility into the entire product development lifecycle to ensure that their websites and applications are accessible and usable by everyone regardless of ability.
How accessible this service is
To deliver on this commitment to accessibility, Qualtrics has worked hard to incorporate accessibility in all phases of our product-building lifecycle from user research, to design and quality assurance.
The Qualtrics survey creator interface is currently not accessible to screen reader users and may not be fully accessible to keyboard-only users or screen magnifier users.
Qualtrics utilises a few inaccessible question types that some respondents may not be able to complete with assistive technology such as screen readers. Find out more using the check survey accessibility tool on the Qualtrics website.
Qualtrics products are guided by Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), included in US Section 508, and the harmonized EN 301 549. All disciplines in our product team go through accessibility training in order to build with eye for accessibility and release products that meet accessibility standards.
Reporting accessibility problems with Qualtrics
The vendor is always looking to improve the accessibility of their service. If you encounter any problems using the Qualtrics, in the first instance please use the contact details below to report problems. These will be passed on to the vendor for review.
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 5 days. However, further engagement with the vendor may be required which may take longer to provide feedback.
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
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 web based services accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. This also means that for any vendor products which are offered as services, for staff and students, we will endeavour to work with those 3rd parties to ensure their services are made accessible.
Qualtrics have indicated in their own guidance that they endeavour to ensure compliance with the WCAG 2.1 AA regulations, albeit they are not a service provider who has a legal obligation to confirm to these standards. Hence compliance has been indicated as below at the time of last update of this accessibility statement:
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.
The content built within Qualtrics can be made accessible by the survey creator, but Qualtrics has a number of inaccessible question types that some respondents may not be able to complete with assistive technology such as screen readers. Find out more using the check survey accessibility tool on the Qualtrics website.
If you encounter any accessibility issues, please use the contact details below to report these issues.
These will be passed on to the vendor for review/feedback.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
Qualtrics have indicated in their own guidance that they endeavour to ensure compliance with the WCAG 2.1 AA regulations, albeit they are not a service provider who has a legal obligation to confirm to these standards. Please refer to the vendor VPAT (Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates) listed above where an indication of non-compliances may be provided.
The vendor has provided no information in relation to disproportion burden and as indicated above have demonstrated keen desire to continue to work on accessibility issues users may experience with their product offerings.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
The vendor has provided no information in relation to out of scope content.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
Qualtrics have a committed focus on accessibility for their product offerings. Their accessibility program aims to incorporate accessibility into the entire product development lifecycle to ensure that their websites and applications are accessible and usable by everyone regardless of disability or circumstance. We will continue to engage with the vendor, providing feedback where felt required to help improve the product offerings.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 1 August 2022. It was last updated 31 January 2024
When the services were last tested and who conducted the tests: Please refer to the VPAT documents which are listed above which relate to the usage of Qualtrics.
This page was last updated 6 February 2024.