Everyone is welcome to use the Mayville High School website, and we want to create a place anyone can explore regardless of technology or ability.

We have developed this website to ensure that it is usable by everybody, regardless of age or disability. Our site is developed to comply with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 Level AA and we keep the site under review to improve both its accessibility and usability.

Using our website

We’re working hard to make our website as easy to navigate and accessible as possible. If you’d like some help with how to get the most from online exploring the My Computer My Way  page is a really good place to start

The World Wide Web Consortium have put together Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 which offer a wide range of recommendations for making Web content more accessible.

We’re aiming for level ‘Double-A’ of these standards with our website, to make content accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities, including blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity and combinations of these.

Sometimes we may fall a little short on some areas within our website. We know we can do more and are looking for ways to improve accessibility across all areas of our site.

We do not provide built-in accessibility tools as we believe it is more important to support everyone’s personal device settings and assistive technologies.

What we have done to make your website experience better

We have built our website to be accessible with common assistive technologies and different ways of using websites. This means that you can:

  • Increase the font size or zoom in on content.
  • Tried to keep content as live HTML, rather than in images
  • Provide a high-contrast design to help sighted keyboard users to navigate through pages.
  • Navigate a page using headings throughout our written content. We also use plain English principles to make our content clear and easy to understand.
  • Consume media content with captions or transcripts for videos and audio content.

Known limitations

Whilst we have endeavoured to ensure the accessibility of our site, there are some known limitations. These are documented below, along with suggested work around, and / or our long-term strategy for addressing these limitations.

Currently we are aware of the following potential problems that we are working to improve:

  • Embedded video and audio players can sometimes be difficult to use with assistive technology.
  • Older PDFs and documents are not always accessible.
  • When the site is zoomed in, the mobile version of navigation cannot be fully accessed using the keyboard. We are working to address this issue and alternative links to the sections are available in the page footer area.

If you encounter content that you cannot access, then please contact us and we will provide you with an accessibility alternative.
Third party content and functionality

We make use of third party resources such as audio and video players to embed content in our website. Wherever possible we will ensure these are conformant.

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

We welcome your feedback on using the Mayville High School website. If you have experienced any accessibility challenges, please let us know. Your information will help us improve the website for all users. You can contact us via:

Our contact us page
Phone: 023 9273 4847 (UK Office Hours)

Any feedback we receive will be dealt with by our Advice and Information Officer and we aim to get back to you within 5 days (if a response is requested).

If you are not happy with how respond to issues you have raised with us about the accessibility of our website then contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS). The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for ensuring websites meet accessibility standards.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

We do not provide audio descriptions for videos as this would be a disproportionate burden to produce and not all video players support the additional audio description track. Where possible we provide visual content in accessible format alongside the video.

Issues with documents

Downloadable documents and PDFs published before September 2019 may not be fully accessible. We are working to ensure those still in use are available in an accessible format and are moving away from using PDF format for future documents.

Issues with site content

When the site is zoomed in, the mobile version of navigation cannot be fully accessed using the keyboard. We are working to address this issue and alternative links to the sections are available in the page footer area.

Some of our forms are missing explicit auto-complete and required attributes on form fields. We are updating our forms to make them compliant.

This statement was last updated on 26 October 2020.