Accessibility Statement: MS Forms Attendance Capture service

At the University of Birmingham, we want to ensure that as many people as possible can use our website, and we are working to improve our digital services.

This accessibility statement covers the University's MS Forms Attendance Capture service available at:

  • TBC

We aim to achieve the recommended government standard for web accessibility (WCAG 2.1 AA). 

The information below covers navigation and display provided by the MS Forms, including themes.

This application is run by the University of Birmingham. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this application. For example, this means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 200% 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;

We also aim to make the website text as simple as possible to understand.

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

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible. We are working on these parts of the site and are committed to producing an accessible site for all users. Those parts with accessibility problems are as follows:

  • Text is clipped when resized
    Visitors should be able to scale text to 200% without losing any information.

What to do if you can’t access parts of this website

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille, please email the owner of the sub-site. If it's not clear who the owner of the site is, please contact the servicedesk via https://universityofbirmingham.service-now.com/itportal/.

We’ll consider your request and get back to you within 10 days.

You do not need to give us details of your disability or accessibility need as part of your request. Your details will be processed in accordance with our Privacy Policy: Read the University's Student Privacy Policy.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website and are continuing to audit our content. If you find something that you are unable to access, or we have failed to identify a barrier, please let us know.

If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please email accessibility@contacts.bham.ac.uk.

You do not need to give us details of your disability or accessibility need as part of your request. Your details will be processed in accordance with our Privacy Policy: Read the University's Student Privacy Policy.

Enforcement procedure

If you are unhappy with the response you have received from the University about your accessibility-related issue, you can make a complaint to the University by adding a comment to your previous IT Service Desk call. Read the IT Service Desk opening hours and contact methods.

You do not need to give us details of your disability or accessibility need as part of your request. Your details will be processed in accordance with our Privacy Policy: Read the University's Student Privacy Policy.

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

The University of Birmingham is committed to making its websites accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. The ‘non-compliances and exemptions’ are listed below.

Non accessible content

  1. In some instances, text is clipped when resized.
    This doesn't meet WCAG 2.1: Success Criterion 1.4.4: Resize 
    This is a known issue with MS Forms and can only be addressed by Microsoft - please see https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/industry-blog/government/2018/09/11/accessibility-conformance-reports/ 

Disproportionate burden

We are not making any claims of disproportionate burden. All content on the site is within the scope of the regulations.

 

Content that is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

Not applicable.

How we tested this website

This website was last tested on 16/09/2021. The test was carried out by staff at the University of Birmingham.
We tested with a mix of automated and manual tests, using Google's lighthouse and SiteImprove accessibility tools.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We aim to fix issues identified in our latest accessibility test by the end of 2021. This date is subject to change; however, we will continue to review LAP and re-test accessibility when any changes to WCAG or this service are released.

More information on Microsoft MS Forms accessibility conformance is available on the Microsoft Conformance site: https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/industry-blog/government/2018/09/11/accessibility-conformance-reports/ 

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 16th September 2021. It was last reviewed on 16th September 2021.