Accessibility Statement

Accessibility statement for Leicester College

This accessibility statement applies to

This website is run by Leicester College.

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand. AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible. You can see a full list of any issues we currently know about in the Non-accessible content section of this statement.

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 14 days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact us.

Read tips on contacting organisation about inaccessible websites.

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).

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Navigation issues

  • Several links across the website do not contain appropriate link text. This included branded campaign image links on the home page, some footer social media links and others across pages. WCAG 2.4.4 Link Purpose (A).
  • There is no skip to content function on the website. WCAG 2.4.1 Bypass Blocks (A).
  • Some content on the website such as the search button or larger image links on the home page do not receive focus indication. WCAG 2.4.7 Focus Visible (AA).

Content issues

  • Many navigation elements, button elements and event listings on the website do not meet contrast requirements. The white text on blue or green backgrounds may be hard to read for some users. WCAG 1.4.3 Contrast Minimum (AA).
  • Some images on the website do not contain appropriate text alternatives This included branded campaign image links on the home page. WCAG 1.1.1 Non-text Content (A).

Form issues

  • Some dropdown fields with forms such as the newsletter sign up do not have labels that are read out for screen reader users. WCAG 1.3.1 Info and Relationships (A), 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value (A).

Other issues

  • Pages on the website do not have language set. This may cause some pronunciation issues for screen reader users or translation issues. WCAG 3.1.1 Language of Page (A).

If you find an issue that we have yet to identify, please contact us using one of the routes described in the ‘Reporting accessibility problems with this website’ section of this statement.

Disproportionate burden

At this time, we have not made any disproportionate burden claims.

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

PDFs and other documents

Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, and forms published as Word documents. We are currently working on fixing these essential documents or replacing them with accessible html web pages. This work will be completed by our team internally.

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. For example, we do not plan to fix Students’ Union Constitution.

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

3rd party content

Some of our services include third party content which we have no control over such as a link to an application form which are sent to us and uploaded as part of our service. The accessibility regulations do not require us to manage these kinds of content, but if you have a problem with any of the content hosted on this website, please contact us using the methods above and we will try to help.

Video content

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations. We also have some existing pre-recorded video content that was published before the 23rd September 2020. This content is also exempt from the regulations. All new video content we produce will have appropriate captions, audio descriptions and transcripts as necessary.

Online Maps

Our service includes the use of online maps to show certain geographical information. These are not used for navigational purposes and are exempt under the regulations. If you require the information presented in an online map in a different format, please contact us to discuss reasonable adjustments.

Archive content

Some of the content in the news and blog for example part of the website is classified as an archive. This kind of historically recorded content is exempt from meeting the digital accessibility regulations. If you require a specific piece of archive content and it is not accessible, please contact us using the methods above and we will provide an accessible version of the content on request.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 01/072020. It was last reviewed on 27/02/2023.

This website was last tested on 27/02/2023. The test was carried out by our team internally. The testing included Accessibility insight for Web, using Automated checks, and test runs.