We are committed to providing websites that are accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability.
Our efforts include:
- Maintaining a standard layout and navigation structure throughout
- Using headings, paragraphs, lists and other HTML (HyperText Markup Language) to create a logical document structure
- Allowing visitors to resize text using their browser settings
- Using foreground and background colour combinations which have sufficient contrast and are not known to cause problems to those with visual impairments
- Using alt attributes and/or titles on images where appropriate, and ensuring that alt and title attributes are meaningful|
- Designing layouts to work satisfactorily over a range of screen resolutions
- Ensuring all hyperlinks use descriptive and meaningful text
- Using plain English
- Using a written style that is straightforward and understandable
We are always trying to improve our website and student/ staff platforms such as MyCollege and Moodle. If you have any comments on our accessibility policy, or suggestions about how to improve our sites please contact us using the details below.
We have used HTML and CSS that conforms to specification, as laid out by the W3C because we believe that usability and accessibility must have a solid foundation. If anything on this web site does not validate correctly, please contact us.
We have also endeavoured to achieve AA accessibility as measured against version 2.1 of the WCAG. We are aware however, that a number of the checkpoints of the WCAG are subjective - and although we are sure that we have met them squarely, there may be instances where interpretation may vary.
Whilst we strive to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website. In particular, some areas on our site link in to third party sites (such as our application portal), where we do not have direct control over accessibility.
We are aware that some 3rd party content on our site does not conform to WCAG AA. Elements such as :
- Youtube embeds
- Twitter widgets
- Google maps
We support our web content with a large number of PDFs. We are aware of a number of issues with these and are systematically working through our repository to resolve them.
Resizing the text
To increase the text size:
- Internet Explorer: View > Text size
- Firefox: View > Text size
- Chrome: View > Settings > Text size
You can also resize the text by scrolling with the wheel of your mouse whilst holding down the control key or pressing"Ctrl" and "+" or "-"
This website has been designed to be compatible with all modern browsers, PCs, laptops, mobile phones and tablets.
Getting in touch
If you encounter information or elements of the website you cannot access or are aware of a specific accessibility issue, please contact the marketing team.