Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to all Learning on Screen websites and online services developed by Learning on Screen with domain learningonscreen.ac.uk, including BoB (Box of Broadcasts) the On Demand service for Education.

This website is run by Learning on Screen, the British Universities and Colleges Film and Video Council. We are committed to making our websites and web-based information accessible for everyone. We aim to follow general principles of usability and universal design, which should help support all users. We are continuously working to improve the user experience and to apply the relevant accessibility standards.

This means that users should be able to do the following:

  • Zoom up to 200% without impacting the functionality of the website
  • Navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • Listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)
  • Control the video player and interact with media with a keyboard

We have also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

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

 

How accessible is this website

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible, for example:

  • You cannot change colours, contrast levels and fonts.
  • Some older PDF files are not fully accessible to screen reader software.
  • Text alternatives are not always provided for non-text content.
  • Controls in the advanced search section of the search forms are difficult to navigate with a keyboard.
  • Player controls when creating a clip of a programme are difficult to navigate.
  • Navigation across tv and radio channels in the EPG is difficult.

 

Feedback and contact information

If you need content in an alternative format, please contact us. Most sections of the website should have contact information. Alternatively, use the details below:

If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, please call or email us for directions.

 

Reporting accessibility issues with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any issues not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact itsupport@learningonscreen.ac.uk

 

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Learning on Screen, the British Universities and Colleges Film and Video Council, is NOT a public sector body and is exempt from the Public Sector Bodies regulations; nevertheless we appreciate that our member institutions need to comply with the accessibility regulations and we have decided to publish an accessibility statement as we provide membership services for them.

Leaning on Screen is committed to making its website 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, due to non-compliances listed below:

  • There is no option to skip repeated content.
  • In some instances, colour contrast is insufficient.
  • Some element IDs are not unique in search forms.
  • WAI-ARIA group is missing a name on some pages.
  • ARIAL-labels are missing in some elements.
  • Some 'select boxes' have no description.
  • Some element IDs are not unique in some pages.
  • On a small number of pages, labels are not connected to a form control.
  • Not all forms will have sufficient labels or instructions.
  • Text alternatives are not always provided for non-text content.
  • Some local link destinations (also known as anchor links) do not exist.

 

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

  • Pre-recorded television and radio programmes.

We do not plan to add captions to pre-recorded television and radio programmes due to licensing issues considerations and because this is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

Some newly recorded television and radio programmes do not contain captions because they are not present in the broadcasters transport streams and as mentioned above, for licensing reasons we are not able to create them.

 

What we are doing to improve accessibility

We have a long term plan to improve the accessibility of our online digital services; this includes auditing and reviewing our content and features functionality. We are redeveloping some sections of our digital services and creating new content and features with WCAG 2.1 accessibility in mind.

 

Last updated

This statement was updated on 7 August 2020. We will update this statement every year, or if significant changes are required.