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Accessibility Statement for EvaSys

Module Evaluations System is the brand name King’s uses for our module evaluation tool EvaSys. Our aim is for module evaluations to be accessible to all those that use the service, and we continue to work towards this. 

We want to ensure as many people as possible can access EvaSys to create and complete module evaluations in King’s. 

Using EvaSys

EvaSys is run by King’s College London IT and Faculty contacts, there are some additional features that will help individuals to navigate and use it. 

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.
  • Skip to main content using keyboard navigation.
  • Navigate most of the website using speech recognition software.
  • Use screen readers such as JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver.
  • Use a range of devices to access EvaSys e.g. mobile phone, tablet or laptop.

Technical information about EvaSys accessibility

King’s College London is committed to making EvaSys accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. We work to achieve and maintain WCAG 2.1 AA standards, but it is not always possible for all our content to be accessible.

EvaSys has been used for evaluating teaching & learning modules since its launch in 2016, and we are aware that some parts of EvaSys are not fully accessible. 

Instant Feedback Report

The Instant Feedback Report is made available to academic staff following completion of the survey, providing detailed analyses of students' responses.

The PDF version is only partially accessible. Currently, there is no validation tool comparable to the W3C Validator available. When one is, another assessment will be made by the vendor, but initial indications are that full compliance may represent a disproportionate burden to them. In the meantime, enhancements will be made as and when possible to improve the level of accessibility. Customers seeking a compliant solution should use the html report. 

King’s College London is taking an active and holistic approach to improving our digital content and intend to improve accessibility when it is possible to do so.

What to do if you can’t access parts of EvaSys

If you need information on EvaSys in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille email diversity@kcl.ac.uk.

We will consider your request and get back to you in 7 days.

Reporting accessibility problems with EvaSys

We aim to make EvaSys as accessible as possible. If you identify any issues that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements email diversity@kcl.ac.uk.

Escalation procedure

If you need to escalate your issue further, contact Sarah Guerra, Director of Diversity & Inclusion via diversity@kcl.ac.uk. You can expect an acknowledgement of your issue within 7 days and a full reply within 14 days. If your complaint raises complex issues that cannot be answered within 14 days we will keep you informed of progress until we can fully respond.

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 are not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

How we tested this website

This EvaMetrics website for staff and the EvaSys block in KEATS for students were last tested on 10/02/2021. The test was carried out manually by Charles Kasule from the Education Applications in IT Services team in King’s College London. We tested:

What we are doing to improve accessibility

King’s College London has convened a college-wide action group to address the accessibility of its digital information and actions are currently being undertaken around:

  • Assessing, prioritising and improving the accessibility of the 100+ digital platforms in use at King’s and highest priority is being given to those holding student teaching materials;
  • Improving the accessibility of online teaching materials;
  • Ensuring all future purchases or development of digital platforms are accessible;
  • Ensuring that all future teaching materials being developed and uploaded are accessible.

Platform-specific action plans to ensure accessibility will be developed by specialist action groups within King’s, but include:

  • IT will continue to have regular meetings with the vendor to ensure any concerns are dealt with in a timely manner, along with ensuring that faculty staff work together with the Diversity & Inclusion on future projects to improve the system. 

This statement was prepared on 7th April 2021. It was last updated on 19th April 2021.