Application accessibility statement in line with Public Sector Body (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018
This accessibility statement applies to the Moodle service for the Noteable website at (https://noteable.edina.ac.uk/moodle/). Parallel statements are available for the website, service, and StatusPage.
Note that this test applies to the Moodle Service, not user-generated content. For example, it is possible for a tutor to add a graphic of text as part of their course - which would be an accessibility failure.
This application is run by EDINA, for the University of Edinburgh. Our aim is for as many people as possible to be able to use this website. That means you should be able to:
- 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)
- understand the content of the application
- zoom in up to 400% without the text spilling off the screen
- zoom in and out while using the application
- change colours, contrast levels and fonts using your browser settings
Customising the application
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability. This is an external site with suggestions to make your computer more accessible:
AbilityNet - My Computer My Way
With a few simple steps you can customise the appearance of our website using your browser settings to make it easier to read and navigate:
Additional information on how to customise our website appearance
How accessible this application is
We know some parts of this application are not fully accessible:
- some parts may not be fully compatible with screen readers (such as the Notebook Document pages)
- sometimes it can be hard to tell where you have navigated to using only the keyboard
- some non-text content does not have text alternatives
- some website features include pop-up windows. User are notified through the cursor changing to a hand-click icon when hovering over links which will open a new tab or window
- there may be some use of block italics and text over a background that changes colour
- Noteable is not primarily designed to be used on devices with particularly small screens smaller than 10 inches (such as a smartphone)
- some backgrounds change colour, with the user unable to pause or stop
- magnification beyond 200% may lead to reflow issues, where horizontal scrolling is necessary to see all content
- not all colour contrasts meet the recommended Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 AA standard
- some images may fail colour contrast guidelines if users redefine the colour palette in their browser
Feedback and contact information
If you need information on this website or the Noteable website in a different format such as an accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
- call us on 0131 650 3302
- British Sign Language (BSL) users can contact us via Contact SCOTLAND BSL, the on-line BSL interpreting service
We will consider your request and get back to you within 5 working days.
Reporting accessibility problems with this application
We are always looking to improve the accessibility of the Noteable website. If you find any problems not listed on this page, or think we're not meeting accessibility requirements:
- email us at email@example.com
- call us on 0131 650 3302
- British Sign Language (BSL) users can contact us via Contact SCOTLAND BSL, the online BSL interpreting service
We will consider your report and get back to you within 5 working days.
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 please contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) directly.
Contact details for the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS)
The UK government has also produced information on how to report accessibility issues: Reporting an accessibility problem on a public sector website.
Contacting us by phone using British Sign Language
Contact SCOTLAND BSL runs a service for British Sign Language users and all of Scotland's public bodies using video relay. This enables sign language users to contact public bodies and vice versa. The service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Technical information about this application's accessibility
EDINA is committed to making its Noteable website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This application is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 AA standard, owing to the non-compliances listed below.
Non accessible content
The Moodle service has non-compliance issues noted below.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
The following items to not comply with the WCAG 2.1 AA success criteria:
- 1.1.1 - Non-text Content
- In most cases, graphics are included as decorative and should be ignored by screen readers - this includes graphics in the main menus, graphics for courses, and icons beside course "activities". There are a few situations where there is no text content, just the decorative graphic, in an aria-labelled element
- 1.3.1 - Info and Relationships
- The service does not use HTML Landmarks well, so screen readers are not able to programatically determine areas & sections
- Not all elements have unique accessible names (
role/label/titlecombination.), such as progression-bars
- 1.3.2 - Meaningful Sequence
- The main menu is not within the
- The main menu is not within the
- 1.3.5 - Identify Input Purpose
- Not all inputs specify the
typeof data they want - for example the
email addressinput field in the user profile specify
- Not all inputs specify the
- 1.4.3 - Contrast (Minimum)
- We have identified that the left & right arrows in the calendar fail contrast levels, because they only have a single non-text character
- 1.4.10 - Reflow
- The main menu has a fixed width, which sits over the main body of the page at reasonable zooming levels
- At high levels of zoom, text overflows the window without a horizontal scroll-bar
- 1.4.11 - Non-text contrast
- There are a few instances where the colour of the focus indicator and the background colour of the element do not have a sufficient contrast ratio
- 2.4.7 - Focus Visible
- There are instances where elements in the "Tabbing Order" are hidden from the viewer
- 4.1.2 - Name, Role, Value
- Several web forms are missing their name, role, or value
We are not currently claiming that any accessibility problems would be a disproportionate burden to fix.
Content that's not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
At this time, we do not believe that any of our content is outside the scope of the accessibility regulations.
What we're doing to improve accessibility
The Noteable service team will work with the supplier to address the accessibility issues. Unless specified otherwise, a complete solution or significant improvement will be in place for those items within our control by December 2023.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 3rd November 2022. It was last reviewed in November 2022.
This website was last tested by the Noteable website team within the Information Services Group directorate. The testing was carried out primarily using a combination of Firefox & Google Chrome browsers on a Linux system; with MacOS (and Safari) and Windows 10 (and Microsoft Edge) also used for comparative purposes, including screen reader compatibility. Lynx was used to test text-only navigation for the main website (but not the notebooks). In particular, the website was tested using Chrome on multiple platforms since it is by far the most popular browser when using a screen reader and the most popular browser when using the Noteable website. Current worldwide usage levels for different screen readers and browsers can be found in the May-June 2021 WebAIM annual survey.
We try to be consistent with automated testing across all components in the Noteable service.
A representative sample of pages were chosen to cover the different types of content and presentation within the website.
We used a range of toolkits and services to check each page:
- The IBM Equal Access Accessibility Checker is an open source tool for web developers and auditors that utilizes IBM's accessibility rule engine, which detects accessibility issues for web pages and web applications
- The Google Chrome Lighthouse DevTool is an open-source, automated tool for improving the quality of web pages. It has audits for performance, accessibility, best practice, progressive web apps, SEO and more
- The WAVE® Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool from WebAIM is a suite of evaluation tools that helps authors make their web content more accessible to individuals with disabilities
Accessibility treeviewer from the Firefox Developer Tools extension
|Tested Page||IBM Equal Access Accessibility Checker||LightHouse Accessibility||LightHouse Best Practice|
|Index||( did not complete )||97%||92%|
|Course Page (editing)||91%||100%|
|User''s Profile page||99%||100%|
We recognise the limitations of automated testing and we supplemented this with manual testing.
Basic manual testing is viewing each page in a variety of browser/Operating System.
Content across the Noteable website has been tested without a mouse through keyboard navigation and has been found to be accessible using a keyboard interface. Note that the Jupyter and RStudio applications generally "tab" to navigate between sections, and "arrow key" within menus.
Using Windows 10 [Home Edition], We
- visually compared all pages using Firefox, Chrome, and Edge
- tested all pages using NVDA screen reader in Chrome and Edge (again, noting that the Jupyter and RStudio interfaces are complicated apps for a Screen Reader to address)
- tested all pages using the Windows magnifier tool
Using MacOS X [Big Sur], we
- visually compared all pages using Firefox, Chrome, and Safari
- tested all pages isung the built-in
voiceOverscreen reader (again, noting that the Jupyter and RStudio interfaces are complicated apps for a Screen Reader to address)
Using Linux [Ubuntu 20:04 LTS], we visually compared all pages using Firefox and Chrome.
We also tested for the following:
- spellcheck functionality
- scaling using different resolutions from –25% to +500%
- options to customise the interface (magnification, font, background colour et. cetera)
- notice of links to new window or tab when navigating the website
- information conveyed in colour or sound only
- flashing or scrolling text
- time limits
Our findings on these features are summarised above.