Accessibility statement for Formic surveys and forms

This accessibility statement applies to the following surveys created using Formic’s Fusion Online Forms.

These surveys are run by Education Scotland.

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How accessible is this website?

 We know some parts of the surveys are not fully accessible:

  • checkboxes are announced as buttons when using a screen reader.
  • colour contrast is insufficient
  • text input fields do not have associated labels
  • links opening in new tabs are not announced to the user
  • some parts of the forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard
  • Content does not reflow when browser zoom is applied 
  • Section which is not relevant to the user is focusable and announced by screen reader
  • Dropdown menus inoperable using keyboard alone
  • Use of sensory characteristics when instructing users how to interact with a call to action.   

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We are constantly working to ensure that all parts of this website are fully accessible. If there are parts of the site that you cannot access or if you think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact us:

Email: enquiries@educationscotland.gov.scot

Phone: +44 (0)131 244 4330

We will consider your request and get back to you.

Enforcement procedure

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

Education Scotland is committed to making all of its websites accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status

This website is a third party product supplied to Education Scotland by Formic Solutions.

It is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to ‘the non-compliances’ listed below.

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

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

WCAG Guideline

Description

1.3.1: Info and Relationships

 

  • Missing fieldset and legend
  • Text Input fields not associated to text or labels
  • Link opens in a new tab but is not communicated programmatically
  • No landmarks identified
  • Section which is not relevant to the user is focusable and announced by screen reader
  • No landmarks identified
  • Required fields are not programmatically determined
  • The length of the form is not communicated to sighted users
  • Text that looks like a heading should be coded as a heading

1.3.2: Meaningful Sequence

  • Previous button appears before the next button in the focus order

1.3.3: Sensory Characteristics

  • Use of sensory characteristics

1.4.3: Contrast (Minimum)

  • Colour contrast insufficient

1.4.4: Resize Text

  • Content does not reflow when browser zoom is applied
  • Checkbox labels are not visible on screen with browser zoom to 200%

1.4.5: Images of text

  • Company logos are not announced as logos

1.4.10: Reflow

  • Content does not reflow when browser zoom is applied

1.4.11: Non-text Contrast

  • Colour contrast insufficient

1.4.12: Text Spacing

  • Text spacing obscures form

2.1.1: Keyboard

  • Dropdown menu inoperable using keyboard alone
  • The user is unable to tab to the next button

2.1.2: No Keyboard Trap

  • The user is unable to tab to the next button

2.4.1: Bypass Blocks

  • The skip to end link is not necessary

2.4.3: Focus Order

  • Focus doesn’t move into the combo box menu
  • Incorrect focus order when the user tabs to the next page of the form
  • Incorrect focus order
  • Focus order on mobile is not in a logical order

2.4.4: Link Purpose (In Context)

  • The skip to end link is not necessary

2.4.6: Headings and Labels

  • Checkboxes are announced as buttons
  • Text Input fields not associated to text or labels
  • Checkbox labels are not visible on screen with browser zoom to 200%
  • Required fields are not programmatically determined
  • Text that looks like a heading should be coded as a heading 

2.4.7: Focus Visible

  • Section which is not relevant to the user is focussable and announced by screen reader
  • Incorrect focus order when the user tabs to the next page of the form

3.1.1: Language of Page

  • Html element does not have a lang attribute

3.2.4: Consistent Identification

  • Check boxes are coded as images

3.3.1: Error Identification

  • User is able to submit the form without filling out any form fields
  • Error messages do not appear until the user is on the next page of the form

3.3.2: Labels or Instructions

  • User is able to submit the form without filling out any form fields
  • Error messages do not appear until the user is on the next page of the form
  • Required fields are not programmatically determined      
  • The length of the form is not communicated to sighted users
  • Checkbox labels are not visible on screen with browser zoom to 200%

3.3.3: Error Suggestion

  • Error messages do not appear until the user is on the next page of the form

4.1.1: Parsing

  • Incorrect focus order when the user tabs to the next page of the form


See the section below ('What we're doing to improve accessibility') on how we are improving our site accessibility.

Disproportionate burden

We are not currently claiming that any accessibility problems would be a disproportionate burden to fix.

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

We are not currently claiming that any accessibility problems are not within the scope of the accessibility regulations.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

Formic Solutions are working to address the areas of non-compliance detailed above and aim to deliver a new version of their Online Forms product that conforms fully with WCAG 2.1 by the end of Q4 2020.

The link to the Accessibility statement published by Formic solutions is highlighted below providing details of their commitment to accessibility and approach to addressing current areas of non-compliance with WCAG 2.1.

Formic accessibility statement

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 3 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 3 September 2020.

This website was last tested in March 2020. The test was carried out by User Vision.

The following approach was taken for the accessibility audit by User Vision.

  • Automated evaluation using Accessibility Insights, Powermapper and Wave.
  • Manual accessibility evaluation to code level using browser code inspectors, an approach that identifies issues that cannot be captured by automated tools.
  • We viewed the application in a range of browsers:
    • Chrome, Firefox and IE on desktop.
    • Safari on iPad & iPhone.
  • We assessed pages using the following assistive technology:
    • NVDA (with Firefox and Chrome) screen reader for desktop.
    • VoiceOver for iPad & iPhone (iOS).
    • Talkback for Android
  • We checked colour combinations using a colour contrast analyser to determine if there is enough contrast in the visual presentation.