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Accessibility

Northern Regional College is committed to improving the accessibility and usability of our website to benefit all users. This statement outlines our activities so far in increasing accessibility and our continuing efforts to create an inclusive user experience.

This website is designed to be used by as many people as possible. The text should be clear and simple to understand. You should be able to:

  • zoom in up to 175% without problems
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard

How accessible this website is

Parts of this website are not fully accessible. For example:

  • some heading elements are not consistent
  • some images do not have good alternative text
  • many documents are in PDF format and are not accessible

How to request content in an accessible format

If you need information in a different format email equality@nrc.ac.uk and tell us:

  • the web address (URL) of the content
  • your name and email address
  • the format you need, for example, audio CD, braille, BSL or large print, accessible PDF

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

If you find any problems that are not listed on this page or you think we’re not meeting the accessibility requirements, email marketing@nrc.ac.uk.

Enforcement procedure

If you contact us with a complaint and you’re not happy with our response contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

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’).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

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

Video 

Guidance has been created to help content authors understand the requirements for captions and audio description for all new videos. This is related to WCAG 2.1A success criteria 1.2.2 (Captions (Prerecorded)) and 1.2.3 Audio Description or Media Alternative (Prerecorded).

PDFs and other documents

Many documents are not accessible in a number of ways including missing text alternatives and missing document structure.

How we tested this website

This website was and is currently being tested for compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines V2.1 level A, level AA and level AAA and these tests have been carried out internally.

We used the Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool (WAVE) powered by Web-Aim and Siteimprove Accessibility Checker.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We plan to identify and fix issues according to the timescales shown for each area above.

This statement was last updated on 25 September 2020.

 

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