This accessibility statement applies to the Future Quest website:

This website is run by the University of the West of England (UWE). We want as many people as possible to be able to use our 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)

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible this website is

We are aware of some issues that may affect the accessibility of some parts of the website:  

  • functionality on our activities pages will be difficult for keyboard and screen reader users to engage with
  • some aspects of the main menu may not be accessible to all

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:

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in ten working 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 us at:

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

UWE 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 Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to ‘the non-compliances and exemptions’ listed below.

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Navigation, links and buttons

The main navigation is not keyboard operable when the screen reader is turned on so some users will be unable to access the content they contain. This fails WCAG success criteria 2.1.1 (Keyboard) and 4.1.2 (Name, Role, Value)

We plan to make all elements of our main navigation keyboard operable with a screen reader by March 2023.

The purpose of links is not always clear from the text alone, which will affect screen reader users when they list links. This fails WCAG success criterion 2.4.4 (Link Purpose (In Context)).

We plan to change all links so they are meaningful without the context of the surrounding text by March 2023. Any new links added will also have clear purpose.

Some of our buttons, for example our social media icons, are missing programmatic labels so will be announced in an unhelpful way by a screen reader. This fails WCAG success criterion 4.1.2 (Name, Role, Value).

We plan to add programmatic labels to all buttons by March 2023. Any new buttons will be added with programmatic labels as standard.

Activity pages

Some form fields are not clearly associated with a label so it may be unclear to screen reader users what input is required. This fails WCAG success criterion 1.3.1 (Info and Relationships). 

We plan to resolve this issue with the form fields by March 2023.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on November 2nd 2022. It was last reviewed on November 15th 2022.

This website was last tested on 28th July 2022. This website was tested for compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines V2.1 level A and level AA, and the test was carried out by Web Usability Partnership Ltd.

We used the Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM) approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test.