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Acces­si­bil­i­ty

This information was last updated on Wednesday 1st June 2022 at 8:33am

Nottingham College accessibility statement

This acces­si­bil­i­ty state­ment pri­mar­i­ly relates to www​.not​ting​ham​col​lege​.ac​.uk. It does not apply to oth­er web­site appli­ca­tions under the not​ting​ham​col​lege​.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.

Compliance status

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.

Non-accessible content

  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. 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)
  • VoiceOver
  • 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.

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).