Last updated: 11th September 2019
Accessibility statement for Talis Aspire and Talis Elevate
This website is run by Talis Education Ltd. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
- change colours, contrast levels and fonts
- zoom in up to 200% 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’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, including:
- Make your mouse easier to use
- Use your keyboard instead of a mouse
- Talk to your device
- Make your device talk to you
- Make text larger
- Change your colours
- Magnify the screen
How accessible this website is
Our policy is to meet, and - where possible - exceed the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG) at Level AA. The WCAG covers principles such as colour contrast, keyboard accessibility, text alternatives, as well as ensuring that content can be presented in different ways. A few examples of the ways we meet the WCAG are:
- Our applications include a “skip to content” link which gives you the ability to move directly to the main content of the page.
- We take advantage of HTML landmarks which are recognised by assistive technologies in order to help you move quickly around the application.
- Our applications are designed to respond appropriately to the resizing of your browser window
Our applications are designed to be compatible with the latest and last-but-one major releases of screen readers, including:
- JAWS (2019.1810.64, 2018.1811.2)
- NVDA (2018.3.2, 2017.4)
- VoiceOver (8, 7)
- ChromeVox (53.0.2784.6)
Additionally, screen magnifiers and speech-recognition software can be used.
What to do if you cannot access parts of this website?
If you are an institution, please get in contact with us via a support ticket. Students or academics should contact their institutional library in the first instance.
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
If you are an institution, please get in contact with us via a support ticket. Students or academics should contact their institutional library in the first instance
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
Talis Education Ltd 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
We have discovered some areas where we fall short of the WCAG 2.1 AA success criteria.
- Some form controls missing labels
- Some form validation could be more helpful
- Some links are missing suitable text to describe their purpose
Further detail is provided in the following reports:
We are currently transitioning customers to a new ‘list view’ and ‘list edit’. It would at this time be a disproportionate burden to update the ‘old list view’ and ‘old list edit’.
How we tested this website
Elevate was last tested on the 14th May 2019. Testing was performed in-house, by Talis. We tested:
To test the site for this report, we used Deque’s axe browser extension to detect violations on a page, and then worked through workflows with assistive technologies.
You can read the full accessibility report here.
Aspire was last tested on the 10th September 2019. Testing was performed in-house, by Talis. We tested the following workflows:
- Viewing a reading list
- Editing a reading list
- Adding a bookmark
- Viewing collections of bookmarks
- Viewing collections of reading lists
To test the site for this report, we used Deque’s axe browser extension to detect violations and then worked through workflows with assistive technologies.
You can read the full accessibility report here.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
New features are designed to be accessible from their introduction.
Automated testing is being added to development processes to prevent inaccessible code from reaching the customer. Test suites such as Deque’s Axe are being used.
Manual testing is carried out with new features to verify that there are no obvious pitfalls.
When developers are working on older areas of the applications, smaller accessibility violations are to be fixed at the same time.
This statement was prepared on 30th January 2019. It was last updated on 11th September 2019.