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.

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    
Fieldsets not used when needed Several pages     
Fieldsets used but no legend  Several pages     
ARIA alert needed for errors      
Incorrectly labelled checkboxes PGR degree and studentship listing pages    
Some forms in iframes do not have titles Some pages using embedded Geckforms    

Headings

IssueArea affectedWCAG 2.1 AA criteria failed Actions
Some headings are empty Various    
Headings are not in a logical order Various     
Empty H3 tags  www.liverpool.ac.uk/about/     

 

Documents

IssueArea affectedWCAG 2.1 AA criteria failed Actions
Inaccessible PDF files used instead of web content Various   User education and training, replace where possible 

 

Other

IssueArea affectedWCAG 2.1 AA criteria failed Actions
Usabilla button too large when text size increased All pages    
Floating toolbar too large when text size increased  News sites   Remove toolbar (no longer on rest of site) 
First TH blank on fees tables  PGR course pages 1.3.1 Info and Relationships  

 

Disproportionate burden

 

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

PDFs and other documents

We have many older PDF and Word documents that do not meet accessibility standards - for example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role value).

Video

Some of our videos do not have captions or transcripts available.