At the National Film and Television School, we want to ensure that as many people as possible can use our website, and we are working to improve our digital services.
This accessibility statement covers this website https://nfts.co.uk as the main website for the National Film and Television School.
This website is run by the National Film and Television School. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means that you should be able to:
- change colours, contrast levels and fonts
- zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
- navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
- 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 also aim to make the website text as simple as possible to understand.
If you have a disability, AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use.
How accessible this website is
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible.
- Most older PDF and Word documents aren’t fully accessible to screen reader software
- Some form elements/controls on some pages are missing labels or don’t have the purpose of fields identified programmatically
- Some of our pre-recorded videos do not have captions or do not have audio-described versions available.
- Some of our pages don’t use headings appropriately.
What to do if you can’t access parts of this website
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille, please email email@example.com.
In your message please include the following:
- the web address (URL) of the content
- your email address and name
- the format you need.
We’ll consider your request and get back to you within 10 days.
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website and are continuing to audit our content. If you find something that you are unable to access, or we have failed to identify a barrier, please let us know.
If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are unhappy with the response you have received from the NFTS about your accessibility-related issue, you can make a complaint to the University by emailing email@example.com.
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
The National Film and Television School 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 the non-compliances listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
- A small number of images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (Non-text Content)..
- We plan to resolve this by December 2023. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.
- There are some occurrences of badly formatted links either with text that is not descriptive enough, e.g. click here or have the full web address e.g. https://www. rather than formatted link text. This fails WCAG success criterion 2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context).
- We are currently working to eliminate these link issues with a view to resolving them by July 2023
- Some of our PDFs and Word documents published since 2018, and older documents that are essential to providing our services, do not meet the required accessibility standards. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterions 1.3.1 (info and relationships), 1.3.2 (meaningful sequence), 1.4.3 (contrast minimum), 2.4.2 (page titled) and 3.1.1 (error identification).
- We are working to resolve this.
- A small number of pages are missing headings or they are incorrectly formatted. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (info and relationships).
- We plan to resolve this by December 2023.
Content that is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
PDFs and other documents published before 23 September 2018
Many of our older PDFs and Word documents published before 23 September 2018 do not meet accessibility standards - for example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2.
Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, and forms published as Word documents.
We will make sure that these, and any new documents we publish, will meet accessibility standards.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
We are in the process of improving our delivery of accessible content. To continue to improve on content delivery we will:
- Continue to deliver training and support for all members of staff who publish/edit digital content.
- Provide tools to all content editors which help them to identify and fix any accessibility issues.
- Regularly scan old and new content and make improvements and adjustments where applicable.
- Work with our web developer to look at new ways to build in features to improve accessibility as new tools become available.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 12 May 2023.
This website was last tested on 12 May 2023. We completed a scan of all pages on the website.