Known Accessibility Issues

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

 

Non compliance with the accessibility regulations

Links

IssueArea affectedWCAG 2.1 AA criteria failed Actions
Overlay links used which do not contain link text Several pages including course search and some footers 2.4.9 Link Purpose (Link Only)  Remove and replace 
Images with no ALT text used for links News 2.4.9 Link Purpose (Link Only) Recode the site to make the links contain text and add useful alt text.
Empty link in Twitter feed News WCAG A 4.1.2 Look at alternatives to current plugin or recode.

Images

IssueArea affectedWCAG 2.1 AA criteria failed Actions
Some images need alt text set Several pages WCAG A 1.1.1  Recoding where possible and user education 
Adjacent links of an image (with ALT or blank ALT) and text with the same destination need to be combined Several including news on the homepage WCAG A 1.1.1 and 2.4.9 Link Purpose (Link Only) Recoding 

 

Colours

IssueArea affectedWCAG 2.1 AA criteria failed Actions
Colour contrast poor  All 

1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum) (Level AA)

 
To be fixed as part of redvelopment of sites 

 

Forms

IssueArea affectedWCAG 2.1 AA criteria failed Actions
Some form labels not unique Several pages including course search WCAG A 3.2.2 (Labels or Instructions)  Fix as part of template redevelopment. 
Fieldsets not used when needed Several pages  WCAG A 1.3.1 Info and Relationships   Fix as part of template redevelopment.  
Fieldsets used but no legend  Several pages  WCAG A 1.3.1 Info and Relationships    Fix as part of template redevelopment.  
Incorrectly labelled checkboxes PGR degree and studentship listing pages WCAG A 3.2.2 (Labels or Instructions)   Fix as part of template redevelopment.  
Some forms in iframes do not have titles Some pages using embedded Geckforms WCAG SC 4.1.2 (Name, Role, Value), 2.4.1  Fix as part of content redevelopement, replace with accessible alternatives and user education. For external plugins contact supplier and replace if necessary.
Form needs submit button and labels https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/study-abroad/outbound/search/ WCAG A 3.2.2 (Labels or Instructions)  Redevelop form.

Headings

IssueArea affectedWCAG 2.1 AA criteria failed Actions
Some headings are empty Various WCAG A 1.3.1 Info and Relationships  Fix as part of content and template redevelopment. User education. 
Headings are not in a logical order Various  WCAG A 1.3.1 Info and Relationships   Fix as part of content and template redevelopment. User education.  
Empty H3 tags  www.liverpool.ac.uk/about/  WCAG A 1.3.1 Info and Relationships   Fix as part of content and template redevelopment. 

 

Documents

IssueArea affectedWCAG 2.1 AA criteria failed Actions
Inaccessible PDF files used instead of web content Various WCAG A 1.3.1  User education and training, replace where possible and provide accessible alternatives. 

 

Other

IssueArea affectedWCAG 2.1 AA criteria failed Actions
Usabilla button too large when text size increased All pages    
Some controls don't change appearance when they are selected Some links WCAG AA 2.4.7 Fix as part of redesign and CSS redevelopment.
Iframes do not have a title attribute set Some older video and form embeds WCAG A 2.4.1 Fix where found. Change templates to automatically include a title tag in an ifram.