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Listen Again

Accessibility Statement for Listen Again

This accessibility statement applies to Listen Again (https://listenagain.essex.ac.uk)," the online lecture recording and playback service at the University of Essex.

This website is run by the University of Essex. 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 (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.

Third party components

Listen Again makes use of Panopto (https://panopto.essex.ac.uk) to deliver recorded events in the form of prerecorded video and audio. Panopto is outside the scope of this document, but you can read their accessibility statement here: https://uploads.panopto.com/2020/03/09084958/panopto-accessibility-conformance-report-february-2020.pdf

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • You cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
  • Text flow is broken if you try to increase the font size
  • The text in some elements is difficult to distinguish from the background
  • Some features cannot be used with just a keyboard
  • The structure of some content cannot be determined programmatically
  • The keyboard focus indicator is difficult to see
  • Some form inputs are missing labels

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:

  • email ltt@essex.ac.uk
  • call +44 (0)1206 872345
  • Learning Technology Team, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 10 days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact the Learning Technology Team: ltt@essex.ac.uk

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (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 Essex 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 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:

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

  • Some table headers are not structured correctly, this can make it difficult for users with assistive technologies to understand the structure of the content. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 1.3.1 (Info and Relationships). We aim to structure tables correctly by March 2022
  • Some inputs are missing appropriate labels. This can make it difficult for users with assistive technologies to enter data correctly. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 1.3.1 (Info and Relationships), and 1.3.5 (Identify Input Purpose)
  • The contrast ratio of some elements is below the threshold of 4.5:1 for text, and 3:1 for large text. This means that users with vision impairments may have trouble reading the content of these elements. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 1.4.3 (Contrast [Minimum]) and 1.4.11 (Non-text Contrast). We plan to increase the colour contrast of these elements by March 2022.
  • Users can use the zoom functionality of all modern browsers to increase text size to 200%, but doing so will break the text flow of the page by requiring the user to scroll both vertically and horizontally. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 1.4.4 (Resize text). We plan to make all pages reflow correctly by March 2022.
  • The paragraph spacing on the page is less than 2x the font size, which may make blocks of text difficult to read for some users. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 1.4.12 (Text Spacing). We plan to increase spacing between paragraphs by March 2022.
  • The five star rating component that allows users to rate the quality of a recording cannot be operated with a keybord which means that the functionality isn’t available to users with a keyboard as their sole input method. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 2.1.1 (Keyboard). We plan to make the rating component keyboard accessible by March 2022.
  • Components on the page are styled differently when they are focused by the keyboard, but the colour contrast of this styling is very low. This may make the site difficult to use for users with a keyboard as their sole input method. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 2.4.7 (Focus Visible). We plan to make the keyboard focus indicator more prominent by March 2022.
  • Some status messages cannot be programmatically determined. This means that they cannot be presented to users with assistive technologies without receiving focus. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 4.1.3 (Status Messages). We plan to add the status role to all status messages by October 2022

Disproportionate burden

We currently have no items which we would classify as a disproportionate burden. This may change as content and regulations change, or if more items are discovered which would fall into this category.

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

We currently have no content that is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations. This may change as content and regulations change, or if more items are discovered which would fall into this category.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 21 September, 2020. It was last reviewed 21 September, 2020.

This website was last tested on 17th September, 2020. The test was carried out internally by the Learning Technology Team