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Turnitin Accessibility Statement

This statement applies to the Turnitin application which is accessed via a web browser. It is a third party application managed at the University of Leeds by the Digital Education Systems Team.

It is designed to WCAG AA and AAA standards. Turnitin are committed to providing improvements to the accessibility features of their application.

Turnitin Accessibility Guidance

Turnitin have published a set of Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPATs) for the different parts of their application. See the Accessibility Guidance Compliance on Turnitin's website for the most up-to-date versions.

How accessible is Turnitin?

Turnitin will allow you to:

  • Use a keyboard to use the application.
  • Listen to the website using a screen reader.

We know some parts of Turnitin are not fully accessibly. The following statements are taken from Turnitin’s VPAT documents:

  • Not all relationships among content throughout most of the Turnitin application are represented semantically.
  • There is one area, the Page tabs in “Submit File” where the use of colour is used as a means of conveying information.
  • Not all of the elements within the Turnitin application contain appropriate names, roles, and values.
  • Not all content in the Turnitin application has sufficient colour contrast.
  • There is no visual keyboard focus on the “Test Assignment”, upload and download buttons
  • The “number of words required to submit” status message in “Text Input” tab of “Submit screen” is not communicated to user.

The Digital Education Systems Team continually work with the suppliers of third-party software to influence improved user experience for everyone. While suppliers are committed to working actively to resolve the accessibility issues with their application, AbilityNet has advice that may make our digital education systems more usable in their current state. Their guides offer instructions on how to adapt your phone, computer or tablet to meet your needs. You can search for a specific need (e.g. making text larger) or filter the guides based on your symptoms or conditions.

Feedback and contact information

If you need the information on this webpage in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille, please contact the IT Service Desk:

  • If you can log in to the IT website, use the Log an incident form. If you are unable to log in to the IT website, use the Contact us form.
  • Phone: 0113 343 3333

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

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