Accessibility  Accessibility statement for the University of Leeds

This accessibility statement applies to all websites, web applications and mobile applications developed by the University of Leeds.

This includes some websites and applications that are developed by third-party providers with whom we are working closely. References to ‘this website’ in our accessibility statement cover all the University’s websites and systems.

This website is run by the University of Leeds. We are applying our web accessibility plan to resolve many of the accessibility issues listed on this page and on the following page, Technical information about this website’s accessibility, as soon as possible. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. Our plan of work to improve accessibility means, ultimately, 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 (Job Access With Speech), NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) and VoiceOver. 

We are also working to make the language on our website as simple as possible to understand. 

While we are working actively to resolve the accessibility issues with our relevant websites and services AbilityNet has advice that may make our digital properties more usable in their current state.

The University of Leeds is committed to providing an inclusive environment, and to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and we are working to apply the relevant accessibility standards. 

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible. The issues are listed in full under the heading ‘Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations’ on the following page, Technical information about this website’s accessibility. They include:

  • Some pages have poor text colour contrast.
  • Text alternatives are not always provided for non-text content.
  • Images aren’t always coded correctly.
  • Certain input buttons within the site may not be consistent – please use alternative input options such as links, images and buttons.
  • Elements of the page (links, buttons, etc.) do not always have a clear purpose.
  • Links are not always underlined in the main body of the text.
  • Instructions and labels are not always clear and we do not always provide context-sensitive help.
  • The reading and navigation order of links is not always logical.
  • You can’t use a screen reader on all pages.
  • You can’t use voice recognition software on all pages.
  • Not all pages can be magnified to 10x or 16x their size.
  • Functional parts of the site are not consistent across all pages (sometimes an element is a button on one page, a link on another, and an image on another).  

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, please contact IT Services: 

If you can’t view the map on our ‘Find us’ page, please ring us using the number on our contact page so we can provide directions.

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 IT Services with the URL of the page and the issue you’ve identified:

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 concerns, you can contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

More information about access to our campus is available in information for disabled visitors.

If you have any specific questions, details for different sections of the University are listed on our contact page


Updated: 14 April 2022