Accessibility statement for Worth-it
Academy Website

This accessibility statement applies to academy.worthit.org.uk.

This website is run by Worth-it. We want as many people as possible to
be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able
to:

  • 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’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.

How accessible this website is

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

  • You cannot modify the line height or spacing of the text
  • Some of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a
    keyboard
  • PDF documents cannot be made fully accessible to all screen reader
    software
  • Program/Course videos do not contain subtitles / closed captions (cc)
  • Videos are embedded from Vimeo and may feature labelling from
    Vimeo itself, which could be incorrect or not sufficiently descriptive
  • Some content on the website may not meet the minimum contrast
    requirements of at least 4.5:1 for standard text or 3:1 for large text
    (for example, footer menu links)

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format, email the
team: [email protected].

Include in your email the web address of the content (specific URL) and
the format you need. For example:

  • Accessible PDF
  • Large print
  • Easy read version
  • Audio

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 7 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 the
accessibility requirements, contact [email protected].

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Worth-it is committed to making its website as inclusive and accessible as
possible. We want users, regardless of device or ability, to be able to
access our content and programmes.

This website is partially compliant with the web content accessibility
guidelines (WCAG) 2.1
AA standard, due to certain non-compliances and
exemptions.

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Some links and images do not have text alternative descriptions, so people
using screen readers cannot access the information.

We plan to add text alternatives for all images by September 2022. When
we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets the
accessibility standards.

Some content on the website may not meet the minimum standards for
contrast outlined in WCAG 2.1 AA.

We plan to carry out a full contrast audit on the website by September
2022 and make recommended changes where possible.

Currently, our learner management system doesn’t facilitate the display of
subtitles on videos.

Where transcripts of video are not available on the web page, we are able
to provide a transcript for the video content upon request.

Disproportionate burden

Navigation and accessing information – There’s no way to skip the
repeated content in the page header (for example, a ‘skip to main content’
option).

Interactive tools and transactions – Some of our interactive forms are
difficult to navigate using a keyboard (for example, our ‘How can we help
you?’ that appears in a modal pop-up). Our forms are built using a
third-party WordPress plugin and are not always possible to make
accessible.

We’ve accessed the cost of fixing the issues with navigation and accessing
information, and with interactive tools and transactions. We believe that
doing so now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of
the accessibility regulations. We will look to re-assess this again when
we come round to redeveloping the website.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

As we continue to develop the website and its content, we will re-audit
and test the website for accessibility on a regular basis.

Examples of actions recently undertaken and are currently ongoing:

  • Restructuring of the content library pages to make it easier to
    understand and access
  • Set up a new member welcome video and survey
  • Introduced the option for 1-2-1 welcome calls with new Wellbeing
    Club members
  • Improve accessibility for screen readers by starting to add alternative
    description text for images and links used on the website
  • Perform an annual accessibility audit

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on the 4th of April 2022.

Worth-it carried out testing on a sample of pages. Criteria included:

  • Sample of pages within our Wellbeing Club Programme
  • Sample of pages that included images, multimedia content and
    interactive elements
  • Sample of pages that included web forms.

How can we help you?

Please note: Emails may take 48 hours to reply.

If it is an urgent request, call us on 0300 323 3230 and we will be happy to help.