Nottingham College accessibility statement
This accessibility statement primarily relates to www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk. It does not apply to other website applications under the nottinghamcollege.ac.uk domain e.g. subdomains or third party systems using the Nottingham College logo.
This website is run by Nottingham College. As a public sector organisation and one of the largest further education providers in the United Kingdom, we want as many people as possible to be able to use our website. For example, that means you should be able to:
- Zoom in up to 300% without problems
- Navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
- Navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
- Use most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
How accessible this website is
This website has been through a site wide accessibility audit with a specialist website accessibility agency and accreditation through the Shaw Trust. You can find our certification status on the Shaw Trust website. Currently this is showing as lapsed, however we are pending the outcome of a further audit to confirm this status.
Parts of this website may not be fully accessible. These areas include:
- Some pages and document attachments are not written in plain English
- Many documents are in PDF format and are not accessible
- Certain background/text contrast ratio issues related to our colour palette
The Nottingham College website provides information and content that comes from different sources/departments within the organisation and therefore there may be further work required to get this content updated.
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Nottingham College is committed to making its websites accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to some content such as documents/attachments may not comply fully.
- Images on some pages do not always have suitable image descriptions. Users of assistive technologies may not have access to information conveyed in images. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (Non-text Content).
- Many documents are in less accessible formats, for example PDF. Non-HTML documents published on or after 23 September 2018 must have an accessible format.
- Certain background/text colour contrast ratios may not meet the minimum contrast ratio (Contrast minimum)
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
Non-HTML documents published before September 2018 do not need to be accessible — unless users need them to use a service.
How we tested this website
The website has been tested by both human and variety of automated testing tools to verify it’s accessibility status. These include:
- axe (Accessibility testing tool)
- Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool (WAVE)
- Automated Accessibility Testing Tool (AATT)
- User testing
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
Images that do not have suitable alternative text have been flagged and will be updated in a on-going manner, as the Nottingham College website has thousands of images across all it’s total pages. In situations where images do not relate or convey important meaning, these are marked as decorative to avoid confusing contexts for screen reader users.
Content that has been identified as not being complaint with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard is being addressed in a staged process and will be updated as these areas are fixed.
Our colour palette is being reviewed for identified areas which do not meet minimum contrast ratio requirements. We are currently assessing if we can adjust hexadecimal shade values in certain areas to help this. We are also reviewing this from a wider brand context in other mediums such as print.
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, contact us.
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).