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Accessibility Statement for Student Placements – Bath Spa University

Accessibility Statement for Abyasa Pro for Bath Spa University


Our student placement mangement platform is supplied by an external provider, Abyasa, for Bath Spa University. The information below has been provided in collaboration with Abyasa.

Using the Abyasa Pro platform

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this platform. For example, that means you should be able to:  

  • navigate most of the platform using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the platform using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the platform using a screen reader.

We’ve made the text used in the platform as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible is this platform?

We know some parts of this platform aren’t fully accessible:

  • there is currently no speech recognition option
  • use of a screen reader is not possible.

What to do if you can’t access parts of this platform

If you need information on this platform in a different format, for example accessible by screen reader or compatible with speech recognition, please email your academic tutor. We will consider your request and get back to you in two days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this platform

We're always looking to improve the accessibility of this platform. If you find any problems that are not listed on this page, or think we're not meeting the requirements of the accessibility regulations, please contact your academic tutor.

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing 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 platform’s accessibility

Bath Spa University is committed to working with Abyasa to make the platform accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

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

Issues with text

Some link text doesn't make sense when read on its own (for example, 'view').

Issues with PDFs and other documents

No issues were detected with PDFs.

Issues with images, video and audio

No issues were identified with images, video and audio is not used in Abyasa Pro.

Issues with interactive tools and transactions

  • Interactive forms are easy to navigate using a keyboard due to labels being provided however, the feature may not work outside of the template.
  • Our forms are built and hosted through third party software and 'skinned' to look like our website.

We plan to work with our supplier, Abyasa, to continue to improve accessibility.

How we tested this platform

Abyasa’s developers have provided us with a document detailing compliance against accessibility legislation. We've also manually reviewed the documents and forms we use with the platform.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

Abyasa’s developers have committed to continue to improve accessibility issues and we'll continue to assess the suitability of the platform.

This statement was prepared on 17 September 2019. It was last updated on 22 September 2020.

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