This accessibility statement applies to the University of York Wiki Service ( https://wiki.york.ac.uk ) , run by the University of York. The Wiki Service is a collaborative knowledge base tool, used by University staff to store, share and organise institutional information.

The software underpinning the Wiki Service is Confluence , supplied by Atlassian. Ensuring accessibility of the platform is a key focus of the provider, according to their accessibility statement. A detailed assessment of Confluence’ accessibility features can be found in the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template.

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


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

How accessible this website is

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


Parts of this website that are not fully accessible

The following pages do not support one or more of the WCAG success criteria

  1. Create from...
  2. All updates
  3. Blog
  4. Blog Post
  5. Create a Page
  6. Editor -main content
  7. Editor-Add a date
  8. Editor-Add a macro
  9. Editor-Add a restriction
  10. Editor-Invite people
  11. Forgot password
  12. Health Monitor
  13. Login
  14. Page Selected
  15. Pages list
  16. Popular
  17. Project Wide
  18. Recently visited
  19. Recently worked on
  20. Reset-password
  21. Saved for later
  22. Search Results
  23. Space selected
  24. Spaces list
  25. Confluence - Edit attachment properties
  26. Confluence - Attach Files
  27. Confluence exported word.
  28. Confluence - Export dropdown
  29. Confluence - Confluence Upgrade Matrix.


Technical information about this website’s accessibility

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

Compliance Status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.


Non-accessible content

The following items do not comply with the WCAG 2.1 AA success criteria:


Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

The Wiki contains many attached PDF documents that are not fully accessible, and they may for example not be easily accessible using a screen reader. The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.

Alternative formats

University of York staff and students can use Sensus Access or Blackboard Ally to convert PDFs and other files into an ebook, text file, audio or braille.

Reporting accessibility problems

If you find any problems not listed on this page, or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, you can report an accessibility issue.

If you are not happy with our response

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).

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 28 January 2021. We used a combination of methods to check the site: