This accessibility statement applies to  

Ensure service meets level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG 2.1) as a minimum. 

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website and that it is inclusive and accessible to as many people as possible.

This includes those who may experience: impaired vision, motor difficulties, cognitive impairments or learning disabilities, deafness or impaired hearing, and/or who may require additional tools or formats to be able to access the learning materials.

For example, that means you should be able to: 

  • Clearly read all text and content 
  • Navigate the website using clear interface and menu components 
  • Navigate most of the website using speech recognition software 
  • Listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver) 
  • We’ve 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. Please also see our Assistive technology overview to find out more about the accessibility features in different programs, apps and devices. 

How accessible this website is 

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


  • Level AA: Contrast between foreground text colour and background colour needs to be improved in the modal window and search header. Contrast ratio 3.9 out of a required 4.5. 

Feedback and contact information 

Please contact us using our webform if you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille. You'll get a confirmation within five working days that your form has been received and a full response within 20 working days. 

Reporting accessibility problems with this website 

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact us using our webform. You'll get a confirmation within five working days that your form has been received and a full response within 20 working days. 

Enforcement procedure 

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 

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

Compliance status 

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below. 

Non-accessible content 

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons: 

Major accessibility issues 
  • The HTML content has contrast issues  

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations 

Level AA 
  • Ensure that text and background colours have enough contrast WCAG 2.1 1.4.3  


Disproportionate burden 

We believe there is no disproportionate burden at this time. 

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

This section covers issues that we do not need to fix right now. The law calls these exemptions. 

PDFs and other documents 

PDF outputs from the Falmouth University, Courses and Modules Website ( are only partially accessible for visually impaired users that utilise screen readers due to reading order issues encountered in the generation of the PDF file. We are actively working to improve this aspect. 

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards. 

Live video 

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations. 


Preparation of this accessibility statement 

This statement was prepared on 6 December 2021. It was last reviewed on 6 June 2022

This website was last tested on 6 June 2022 by Digital Development & Support, using the Siteimprove & aXe browser extension. 

Elected/key pages were scanned to provide a list of accessibility issues.