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Accessibility

ISER is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience

We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and in doing so adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines.

Most areas of this website are compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, there are however some areas of the site that contain non-compliances, these are listed below along with timescales of when we aim to resolve these issues.

In the meantime should you experience any difficulty in accessing the ISER website, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Some of our forms have missing labels
When a form control does not have a properly associated text label, the function or purpose of that form control may not be presented to screen reader users.
We aim to add labels to all our forms by March 2021

Some of our form fieldsets do not have a legend
A fieldset legend presents a description of the form elements within a fieldset and is especially useful to screen reader users. A legend should be provided when a higher-level description is necessary for groups of checkboxes, radio buttons, or other form controls.
We aim to ensure all fieldsets have a legend by March 2021

A few of our forms have an incorrectly associated label
An incorrectly associated label does not provide functionality or information about the form control to the user. It usually indicates coding or other form labeling issues.
We aim to ensure all fieldsets have a legend by March 2021

Some of our text has low contrast
Very low contrast between foreground and background colors. Adequate contrast is necessary for all users, especially users with low vision.
We aim to improve the contrast of all text by March 2021

Some of our pages skip heading levels
Headings provide document structure and facilitate keyboard navigation by users of assistive technology. These users may be confused or experience difficulty navigating when heading levels are skipped.
We aim to ensure the correct structure of headings by March 2021

Some of our pages contain empty headings
Some users, especially keyboard and screen reader users, often navigate by heading elements. An empty heading will present no information and may introduce confusion.
We aim to remove all empty headings by March 2021

Some of our pages have redundant title text
The title attribute value is used to provide advisory information. It typically appears when the user hovers the mouse over an element. The advisory information presented should not be identical to or very similar to the element text or alternative text.
We aim to remove redundant title text by March 2021

Some of our images are missing alternative text
Each image must have an alt attribute. Without alternative text, the content of an image will not be available to screen reader users or when the image is unavailable.
We aim to ensure all our images have alt text by March 2021

Some of our pages have redundant links
When adjacent links go to the same location (such as a linked news image and an adjacent linked product name that go to the same news page) this results in additional navigation and repetition for keyboard and screen reader users.
We aim to remove redundant links by March 2021

Some of our pages link to a PDF
Unless authored with accessibility in mind, PDF documents often have accessibility issues. Additionally, PDF documents are typically viewed using a separate application or plug-in, and can thus cause confusion and navigation difficulties.
Where possible we will aim to replace pdf with equivalent Html pages by March 2021