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Accessibility Statement

Accessibility statement for Leicester college

We want everyone who visits the Leicester college website www.leicestercollege.ac.uk to feel welcome and find the experience rewarding, going above and beyond the Public Sector Bodies Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Leicester College owns www.leicestercollege.ac.uk. The website is hosted and maintained by GoGo Marketing. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. 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
  • Listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

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.

What are we doing?

To help us make the Leicester college website a positive place for everyone, we’ve been using the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities, and user friendly for everyone.

The guidelines have three levels of accessibility (A, AA and AAA). We’ve chosen Level A as the starting point for the Leicester college website.

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

  • We have about 18,000 (eighteen thousand) images on our website. Some of these images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).

We plan to add all the above by October 2020. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

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.

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.

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

Live video

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

Improvements to our accessibility

As of 24th of September 2020 the below criterion has been met.

  • All input errors are identified and described on forms.WCAG 2.1 success criterion 3.3.1 (Error Identification).
  • All user interface components has labels. WCAG 2.1 success criterion 3.3.2 (Labels or Instructions)
  • Keyboard focus is now displaying selected links. WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.7 (focus visible).

 

How are we doing?

We’ve worked hard on the Leicester college website and believe we’ve achieved reached our goal of Level A accessibility. We monitor the website regularly to maintain this, and we are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, contact us at info@leicestercollege.ac.uk or call us on: 0116 224 2240

Let us know what you think

If you enjoyed using the Leicester college website, or if you had trouble with any part of it, please get in touch. We’d like to hear from you in any of the following ways:

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

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

This website is fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 A standard.