This accessibility statement applies to the following site to ensure the service meets level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.2 (WCAG 2.2) as a minimum.  

Desktop Version: 

Mobile Version: 


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.  


Desktop Version: 

Major accessibility issues  

  • 42 Elements don’t use ARIA attributes. 
  • 4 Buttons do not have discernible text. 
  • 5 images do not have alternative text. 
  • 2 ARIA commands do not have an accessible name. 
  • 2 Interactive controls are not nested. 
  • 1 region of the page is not scrollable using the keyboard function. 

Minor accessibility issues  

  • 11 Pages of content are not contained by landmarks. 
  • 1 Attribute must be unique. 


Mobile Version: 

Major accessibility Issues 

  • Zooming and scaling is disabled.  
  • 50 elements do not meet minimum colour contrast ratio thresholds. 

Minor accessibility issues 

  • Banner landmarks are contained within other landmarks. 
  • Main landmark is contained within another landmark.  

Feedback and contact information

Please contact us using our web form if you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille. You will 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 web form. You will 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 website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.  

Compliance status

This website is not compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.2 standards, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Level A 

  • Images must have alternate text: WCAG 1.1.1 
  • Information, structure, and relationships conveyed through presentation can be programmatically determined or are available in text WCAG 1.3.1 
  • When the sequence in which content is presented affects its meaning, a correct reading sequence can be programmatically determined WCAG 1.3.2 
  • Colour is not used as the sole method of conveying content or distinguishing visual elements WCAG 1.4.1 
  • Elements must meet minimum colour contrast ratios: WCAG 1.4.3 
  • Zooming and scaling must not be disabled WCAG 2.a.a WCAG 1.4.4 
  • ID Attribute value must be unique: WCAG 4.1.1 F77 
  • ARIA Commands must have an accessible name:  WCAG 4.1.2 
  • Scrollable region must have keyboard access: WCAG 2.1.1 
  • No Keyboard Trap WCAG 2.1.2 
  • Bypass blocks - a mechanism is available to bypass blocks of content that are repeated on multiple Web pages WCAG 2.4.1 
  • Web pages have titles that describe topic or purpose WCAG 2.4.2 
  • If a Web page can be navigated sequentially and the navigation sequences affect meaning or operation, focusable components receive focus in an order that preserves meaning and operability WCAG 2.4.3 
  • The purpose of each link can be determined from the link text alone or from the link text together with its programmatically determined link context, except where the purpose of the link would be ambiguous to users in general WCAG 2.4.4 
  • Elements must only use ARIA attributes - Interactive Controls must be nested: WCAG 4.1.2 
  • Label in Name WCAG 2.5.3 


Level AA  

Disproportionate burden

We believe there is 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  

Some of our PDFs that are not essential to providing our services were published before 23 September 2018. Any new PDFs or documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.  

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. For example, we do not plan to fix [example of non-essential document].  

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

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 6th October 2023 July by the Business Applications Management Team with the supplier in conjunction with external auditors.   

This website was last tested on 3rd July 2023. The test was carried out by using WAVE & AXE Web Accessibility standard testing on behalf of FX Plus / Falmouth University.