The University of the West of Scotland is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. This accessibility statement applies to the University of the West of Scotland CPD website (cpd.uws.ac.uk). We run a number of other publically available websites but these will have their own Accessibility Statements.
If you have a digital accessibility issue, question or comment relating to our website please contact us using the details below.
Remember to let us know exactly what it is you’re trying to find out about as this will help us help you. You can contact us if you:
We aim to meet the needs of all our website users as best we can. 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 are not satisfied with our response and would like to make a complaint, please check our complaints procedure. If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.
Please contact us if you observe an issue not listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reason(s):
This website is built and run using a third-party supplier, Arlo. As such, The University of the West of Scotland has limited control over addressing the non-compliance issues. We are currently progressing with a new solution which will address the issues by developing a new platform for CPD in-house. We expect this platform to be available early April 2021.
Below are known issues which are planned to be addressed when the in-house platform is developed:
PDFs and other documents
The accessibility regulations don’t require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.
We aim to make any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
Our live video streams don’t have captions which doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.2.4 (captions - live).
However, we don’t plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt.
Preparation of this Accessibility Statement
This statement was prepared on 22 Sept 2020. It was last reviewed on 22 Sept 2020. This website was last tested on 20 Sept 2020.
The University carried out a self-evaluation using a sector-leading, automated website governance platform called Siteimprove to identify any non-compliance.