Accessibility statement for Portfolium

This accessibility statement applies to Portfolium provided by the University of Wolverhampton.  The content on Portfolium is a mixture of individual submitted projects and staff designed pathways.  It is designed to be easy for everyone to find, access and use.

Getting the best from your device

We want as many people as possible to be able to use Portfolium and access information in the Portfolium Projects and Pathways.  For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change contrast levels
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of Portfolium using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of Portfolium using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the information on Portfolium using a screen reader

It is important before accessing Portfolium that you are aware of the settings available for your hardware, such a laptop computer or mobile devices, including smart phones or tablets.  These devices have individual accessibility settings that will help you access content, including Projects in the Portfolium Network.  Depending upon your choice of internet browser of mobile smart device operating system, there are further settings to help you access our content.  Such settings may include the ability to change colours, contract and the size of text and images.  When zooming, Portfolium automatically reorganises the page content to enable you to access it without complex gestures or interactions.

You can find useful advice on making your device more easy to use by visiting AbilityNet, which provides step-by-step guides to making individual adjustments to your laptop, tablet or smart phone.  The University also provides a number of assistive software products (e.g. Virtual Magnifying Glass, ssOverlay) as part of its Apps Anywhere software repository.

Portfolium provides access to a comprehensive set of guides to help you explore and understand the many features that it offers and how this can help your learning journey; as a student or staff member, you are automatically given access to Portfolium and access to the User Guides.

We know some part of Portfolium are not fully accessible:

  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
  • navigational elements maybe difficult to distinguish due to minimal contrast

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We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of Portfolium and the content within Portfolium Projects and Pathways.  If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact:

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 have contacted us about an accessibility issue relating to our online content and you are not happy with the outcome of your complaint, you can contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

We consider digital accessibility a key part of our approach to being the University of Opportunity and we want you to be able to use our services in a way that supports a positive learning experience.

The University of Wolverhampton is committed to making its Portfolium Projects and Pathways accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Portfolium is partially compliant with the  Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version (WCAG) 2.1 AA standard; the non-compliances are listed below.

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Distinguishable: contrast (minimum)

Some areas within Portfolium have elements that maybe perceived as having a low contrast; for some, this means that some people with visual disabilities may find the text difficult to read, especially for people with colour vision deficiency or hyperopia (farsightedness).

Portfolium is developed by a third party, with some aspects of content customisable locally by the University, such as Pathways.  Most content in Portfolium will be generated by students.  A good example of content that the University cannot control is the navigation menu in Portfolium; the WAVE accessibility tool highlights that standard links in Portfolium do not have the recommended contrast ratio.

Navigable: link purpose (in context; link only)

Our audit identified examples of links without meaningful purpose, such as ‘see-more’ or ‘show-less’.

Sometimes, when browsing content in the Portfolium Network, links lead to PDF documents and these links do not generate a warning to users that a PDF will be opened.

Portfolium is developed by a third party, with some aspects of content customisable locally by the University.  The University is not responsible for content that is developed by Portfolium, such as the navigational links.

Third party content

Portfolium is a third-party product that also contains other third-party content, which means that the University cannot have control over some of the content provided.  Examples of third-party content that may be found within Portfolium include, but are not limited to:

  • links to external sites not owned, managed or maintained by the University
  • other software products or externally developed content such as Canvas, Projects, Jobs and Comments from other users of the Portfolium Network.

If you find any of the aforementioned hard to access, then you may be able to find accessibility statements in searchBOX.  This is a free, comprehensive directory created by textbox to support accessible content.  The University is not affiliated with searchBOX and is not responsible for its content.

This statement was prepared on 16 September 2020.  It was last reviewed on 11 September 2020.

Portfolium was last tested on 18th August 2020.  The test was carried out by members of staff within the College of Learning & Teaching at the University of Wolverhampton within the period 11th-28th August 2020.  We audited Portfolium Home and Profile pages that students and staff will encounter at the University of Wolverhampton. 

This website was last tested on 28th August 2020. The test was carried out by members of staff within the College of Learning & Teaching at the University of Wolverhampton.

Portfolium is a new product and currently has no University of Wolverhampton content, therefore we audited Portfolium Home and Profile pages, reflecting the key areas of Portfolium that students and staff will likely encounter first.