Accessibility

Accessibility

This accessibility statement applies to www.coventrycollege.ac.uk

This website is run by Coventry College. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader

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.

How accessible this website is

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

  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • live video streams do not have captions
  • the website uses some images of text
  • there is no alternative contrast option

We are constantly working to ensure that this website is as accessible as possible to all internet users, including those with disabilities.

This website has been built and is periodically tested and updated to meet current standards and to be compliant and function with as many web browsers and versions of web browsers as possible. We work hard to ensure that this website complies with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (known as WCAG 2.1).

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

  • email hello@coventrycollege.ac.uk
  • call 02476 932932

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in three working days.

If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, call or email us for directions.

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, please email hello@coventrycollege.ac.uk


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).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

We provide a text relay service for people who are D/deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment.

Our receptions have audio induction loops, or if you contact us before your visit we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.

Find out how to contact us.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Coventry College is committed to making its website 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 the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

The website uses some images of text, 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 text alternatives for all images by September 2021. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

There may not be enough contrast between text and background colours within sections of some web pages. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3 (contrast). We plan to fix any text contrast issues by September 2021. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of text contrast meets accessibility standards.

The purpose of some links within the content of our web pages cannot be determined from the link text alone, so people may not be able to understand the purpose of each link so they can decide whether they want to follow the link. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.4 (link purpose [in context]). We plan to review all links and make their purpose easier to determine by September 2021. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of links meets accessibility standards.

Expanded menu items are not accessible using a keyboard. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.1.1 (keyboard). We plan to make a fully keyboard accessible menu by September 2021.

It isn’t always visually apparent which page element has the current keyboard focus. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.7 (focus visible). We plan to make a fully keyboard accessible menu by September 2021.

Disproportionate burden

Our embedded videos are hosted on third party platforms such as YouTube and Vimeo. These platforms do not yet fully support audio description so we are unable to provide this separate audio track. This fails WCAG success criterion 1.2.5 Audio Description (Pre-recorded).

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. By September 2021, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.

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.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We are constantly working to ensure that this website is as accessible as possible to all internet users, including those with disabilities. This website is periodically tested and updated to meet current standards and to be compliant and function with as many web browsers and versions of web browsers as possible.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 16 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 19 March 2021.

This website was last tested in September 2020. The test was carried out by ourselves.