ASPIRE report

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Institution

School of Hard Knocks

ASPIREscore (%)

63

RANK

3

VERIFIED

BRONZE

FACTS Model scoring (%)

FORMATIVE + ACTIONABLE

51

COMPLIANCE

71

TRANSPARENT

75

SUPPORTIVE

17

17

ASPIRE Review Date

30/07/2020

Notes

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LEVEL 1: COMMUNICATION COMPLIANCE

Communication Compliance assesses the quality of the information provided within the accessibility statement including contact information, responsiveness, testing, and feedback channels.

Scope

ASPIRE criteria. Does the statement specify which website the accessibility statement is applicable to?

Score (2 points available):

2

Discoverability

ASPIRE criteria. Is the accessibility statement easily discoverable on the website?

Score (2 points available):

2

Preparation

Score (2 points available):

1

ASPIRE criteria. Does the accessibility statement provide information about when the statement was initially prepared and when it was last reviewed and updated?

Testing

ASPIRE criteria. Does the accessibility statement provide information on the date and method of testing that was used to review the website?

Score (2 points available):

2

Contact Information + Alternative Formats

Score (2 points available):

1

ASPIRE criteria. Does the accessibility statement include contact information for users who may need the content of the website in an alternative format?

Feedback + Complaint Process

Score (2 points available):

1

ASPIRE criteria. Does the accessibility statement provide contact information for users wishing to provide feedback or make a complaint about the accessibility of the website?

Responsiveness

ASPIRE criteria. Does the accessibility statement provide information about the target response times in replying to accessibility enquiries?

Score (2 points available):

0

Enforcement

Score (2 points available):

1

ASPIRE criteria. Does the accessibility statement include information about contacting the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) or Equalities Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI)?

User -Focused Guidance

Score (2 points available):

2

ASPIRE criteria. Is reference made within the accessibility statement to additional user-focused guidance available from third-party providers (such as AbilityNet or the BBC) or internal links to provide the user with guidance in changing their settings?

LEVEL 2: CONTENT COMPLIANCE

Content Compliance assesses the quality of the information provided about technical specifications, transparency around non-compliance, and required legal language.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Score (2 points available):

1

ASPIRE criteria. Is a compliant version of the following statement included: “[Name of organisation] is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.”

Compliance with Web Standards

Score (2 points available):

1

ASPIRE criteria. Does the accessibility statement contain information about the website’s compliance level with the WCAG 2.1 AA web standard?

Non-Accessible Content

ASPIRE criteria. Does the accessibility statement include a version of the following required statement: “The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.”

Score (2 points available):

1

Non-Compliance with Regulations (Part 1: Compliance)

Score (4 points available):

2

ASPIRE criteria. Does the accessibility statement provide information about content that is non-compliant with the accessibility regulations? Information about non-compliance issues may include, but is not limited to, the following examples:

  • the text will not reflow in a single column when you change the size of the browser window.

  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text.

  • older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software.

  • live video streams do not have captions.

  • online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard.

  • you cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader.

Non-Compliant with Regulations (Part 2: Information)

Score (4 points available):

2

ASPIRE criteria. Is the information about non-compliant content specific enough for a user to anticipate their support needs?

Disproportionate Burden

ASPIRE criteria. Does the accessibility statement provide a justifiable list of the accessibility issues that are claimed to be a disproportionate burden to fix?

Score (3 points available):

0

Content that is not within scope of accessibility regulations

Score (2 points available):

2

ASPIRE criteria. Is a list provided within the accessibility statement of the content that is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations?

Accessibility Roadmap

Score (2 points available):

1

ASPIRE criteria. Is an accessibility roadmap provided within, or linked to, the accessibility statement indicating future planned improvements and a n estimated timeframe for completion?

Third Party Suppliers

ASPIRE criteria. Does the institution’s accessibility statement refer to third party suppliers or content and provide options for sourcing accessibility statements or information about these suppliers?

Score (2 points available):

1

LEVEL 3: USER EXPERIENCE

User Experience measures the quality of the information provided within the accessibility statement with regard to customization + personalization of the website to meet the user’s requirements.

Colours + Contrasts

Score (2 points available):

1

ASPIRE criteria. Does the accessibility statement include information on changing colours or contrast levels on the website? This might include in-built features, third party tools or browser plugins.

Magnification + Reflow

Score (2 points available):

1

ASPIRE criteria. Does the accessibility statement include information on magnification and reflow?

Keyboard Navigation: Page Navigation

ASPIRE criteria. Does the accessibility statement provide information about keyboard navigation in the form of skip links, tab order and visual focus?

Score (2 points available):

2

Keyboard Navigation: Menu Navigation

Score (2 points available):

2

ASPIRE criteria. Does the accessibility statement provide information about keyboard navigation relating to menu and sub-menu navigation on the website?

Navigating using a screen reader

Score (2 points available):

2

ASPIRE criteria. Does the accessibility statement include information on the website’s compatibility with screen reader technologies? This may include information on recommended browser type and version for optimum compatibility.

Images + Alt-Text

Score (2 points available):

1

ASPIRE criteria. Does the accessibility statement make reference to the provision of alt-text for images on the website?

Hyperlink Text

ASPIRE criteria. Does the accessibility statement state that meaningful hyperlink text has been included across the website?

Score (2 points available):

2

Alternative Text Methods for Video/Audio Content

Score (3 points available):

2

ASPIRE criteria. Does video or audio have signposted alternative text methods (for instance captioning, transcription, audio descriptions etc.)?

Heading Structure

Score (2 points available):

1

ASPIRE criteria. Does the web page contain a logical + consistent hierarchical heading structure to promote easy navigation for screen reader users?

Form Content

ASPIRE criteria. Are website forms accessible to users? Instructions, cues, required form fields, and field formatting requirements must be clearly identified to users. Error recovery must be intuitive and descriptive.

Score (3 points available)

1

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