The University of Leeds hosts over 2,000 websites and applications. To test our compliance with the WCAG 2.1 Conformance Level AA Guidelines, we selected a sample of websites and applications by asking these questions:
- How many people use the website / application, and how often?
- How important the website / application is to a persons work or study?
- Do the websites / applications cover every stage of the student journey, from applying to graduating?
- Do the websites / applications tested include those used by staff, students, and members of the public?
- When was the website / application created? Was it created after 23rd September 2018?
- Is the website / application in use, and can it be accessed online
We selected 61 applications, and tested a subset of pages (2, 3, or 4) from each application.
We selected 82 websites. We tested each websites home page and a subset of pages within each website.
We also tested 7 mobile applications.
We tested them against the WCAG 2.1 AA Guidelines, and using three assistive technologies:
- JAWS Job Access With Speech a screen reader
- Dragon Naturally Speaking voice recognition software
- ZoomText a screen reader and magnifier
We used these tests to make an overall assessment about the University of Leeds websites and applications and to prioritise how we make them compliant. We will be sharing more about our plans through our Accessibility Roadmap
Which sites and applications did we test?
We tested a range of applications from within the Universitys online estate, including student and staff portals, out student information applications, online repositories, training systems, and library services. We have not provided a list here because many of these are not open to the public. If you have a specific question about an application, please contact IT Services.
We tested our main website platform, available at https://www.leeds.ac.uk, and a range of our sites as listed below.
Disabled Students https://students.leeds.ac.uk/info/1000032/support_for_disabled_students
Disability Services https://students.leeds.ac.uk/info/10710/disability_services
Arts, Humanities and Cultures https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/
Biological Sciences https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/
School of environment https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/see
Courses page https://courses.leeds.ac.uk/
Student accommodation https://accommodation.leeds.ac.uk/
Physical Sciences https://physicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/
Medicine and health https://medicinehealth.leeds.ac.uk/
Social Sciences https://essl.leeds.ac.uk/
For Staff https://www.leeds.ac.uk/forstaff/
People Development https://peopledevelopment.leeds.ac.uk/
Student Education Service https://ses.leeds.ac.uk/
Lifelong learning centre https://www.llc.leeds.ac.uk/
Applications page https://application.leeds.ac.uk/
For Students https://students.leeds.ac.uk/
Working with Business https://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/3000/working_with_business
Joining University https://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/130117/exchange_and_study_abroad/118/applying
Training and Development http://www.leaptraining.leeds.ac.uk/
The Leeds Partnership https://www.leeds.ac.uk/forstaff/homepage/342/the_partnership
Study Abroad https://students.leeds.ac.uk/info/10310/destinations
Student Opportunity and
Student Education Conference http://teachingexcellence.leeds.ac.uk/
Strategy and planning https://www.leeds.ac.uk/stratplan/
Conference Booking - Meet in Leeds https://meetinleeds.co.uk
Staff counselling and psychological support service http://wsh.leeds.ac.uk/info/134/staff_counselling_and_psychological_support
Staff benefits https://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/114000/jobs/43/staff_benefits
Security Services (Student) https://students.leeds.ac.uk/info/21504/living_in_the_uk/760/security_services
Reporting a Crime https://www.leeds.ac.uk/estate_services/security/ReportingaCrime.htm
Commercial & Campus Support Services (Security Services) https://commercialcampussupport.leeds.ac.uk/security/?cn-reloaded=1
Quality Assurance Team https://ses.leeds.ac.uk/info/21070/quality_assurance
Print and Copy Bureau https://pcb.leeds.ac.uk/
Commercial and Campus support services https://commercialcampussupport.leeds.ac.uk/
Postgraduate Research and Operations https://ses.leeds.ac.uk/info/22226/research_degree_admissions_and_registration/1008/pgr_and_operations-admissions
Postgraduate Degrees (student information) http://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/101000/masters_courses
Personal Tutor for Students https://students.leeds.ac.uk/info/10109/study_support/797/your_personal_tutor
Personal Tutoring http://www.leeds.ac.uk/soe//soe-personal-tutoring.html
New Staff https://peopledevelopment.leeds.ac.uk/services/new-staff/
Open Access Explained https://library.leeds.ac.uk/info/14061/open_access/8/open_access_explained
Occupational Health http://wsh.leeds.ac.uk/OccupationalHealth
New Staff (Manager's Guidance) https://hr.leeds.ac.uk/managers_guidance
Language Centre https://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/130567/language_centre
International Student Office https://students.leeds.ac.uk/info/10500/international_students/877/international_student_office
International Staff Support http://hr.leeds.ac.uk/info/6/support_for_staff/314/support_for_international_colleagues
International Foundation Year https://www.leeds.ac.uk/homepage/34/international_foundation_year
Global Community https://students.leeds.ac.uk/globalcommunity
Facilities Directorate https://facilitiesdirectorate.leeds.ac.uk/
Estate Services https://www.leeds.ac.uk/estate_services/
Equality Policy Unit https://equality.leeds.ac.uk/
Educational Engagement - Admissions Directorate https://ses.leeds.ac.uk/info/22060/about_the_student_education_service/859/admissions_directorate
Digital Education Service https://digitaleducation.leeds.ac.uk/
Delivered food https://gfal.leeds.ac.uk/delivered-food/
Food/catering (Great Food at Leeds) https://gfal.leeds.ac.uk/product-category/breakfast/
Student Counselling Service https://students.leeds.ac.uk/info/100001/counselling_and_wellbeing