This accessibility statement applies to the StREAM software installation at the University of Essex. This software is known at the University of Essex as LEAP and will be referred to as such for the remainder of this document.
The application is licensed to the University of Essex from Solutionpath Limited.
We want as many people as possible to be able to use this web application. Solutionpath have developed an accessible view for the student population.
Solutionpath have also made the website text as simple as possible to understand. Although all text displayed is defined by individual institutions. AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
How accessible is the LEAP?
Of a total of 51 Accessibility Requirements the LEAP accessible view has been tested against;
- 38 Requirements are met
- 9 Requirements are not applicable
- 5 Requirements are not met
The following parts of the website are not fully accessible;
- It is not possible to skip the navigations bar or settings when using a screen reader
- Tables cannot be accessed by Android Users
- The multi-finger gestures for bypassing headers is not possible to navigate with for iOS users.
- Text reflow causes some headings to flow across two lines when changing font size
- Not all toggle switches will read out a confirmation message when selected
If you need information on this application in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 10 working days.
Reporting accessibility problems with LEAP
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this application. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact Student Progress: email@example.com
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 application's accessibility
The University of Essex is committed to making LEAP accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This application is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
- Sine screen reader tools do not read out interactive components correctly, i.e. reading filters all at once. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (Information and relationships).
- Tables cannot be accessed by Android users. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.2 (Meaningful sequence).
- The multi-finger gestures for bypassing headers is not possible to navigate with for iOS users. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.1. (Bypass blocks).
- Students cannot skip the navigations bar or settings when using a screen reader. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.3 (Focus order).
- Text reflow causes some headings and emails to flow across two lines when changing the font size. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.12 (Text spacing).
- Some toggle switches fail to read out a confirmation message when selected. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.3 (Status messages).
Solutionpath have assessed the costing of fixing the issues with navigation and accessing information, and with interactive tools and transitions. They believe that doing so now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. All of the above items would require a major upgrade of the User Interface Framework, which constitutes considerable effort to remedy.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
There are no current plans to create an Accessible View for Admins and Staff.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on the 13 April 2023. It was last reviewed on 13 April 2023.
This application was last tested in January of 2023. The test was carried out by the Solutionpath Quality Assurance Team. A copy of the report may be requested by contacting us on: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
When a new major version of the LEAP software is released, which will be built on a new platform, Solutionpath aim to ensure that LEAP meets accessibility standards. This is due for review in June 2023.