Accessibility

Accessibility statement for Askham Bryan College website

This accessibility statement applies to the Askham Bryan College website.

This website is run by Askham Bryan 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 (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)
● We will continue to develop the website text  to be as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible is this website

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
● most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
● some of our online forms have contrast issues

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: enquiries@askham-bryan.ac.uk
call: 01904 772211
Askham Bryan College, Askham Bryan, Askham Fields Lane, York, YO23 3FR

We’ll consider your request and get back to you within 10 days.

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:

email: enquiries@askham-bryan.ac.uk for the attention of the Chair of the Equality and Diversity Committee or phone 01904 772211

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

Our college has access to audio induction loops, or if you contact us before your visit we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter. We will  look to provide a text relay service for people who are D/deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment.

email: enquiries@askham-bryan.ac.uk
call: 01904 772211

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Askham Bryan 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

Some images do not have a text alternative, 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 April 2022. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards

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 2022, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.

Disproportionate burden

PDFs published since 23 September 2018
Some of our content across the site is in PDF. We are reviewing all PDF documents essential for our services and converting these to accessible pages where appropriate. We considered documents published and due to be published between 23 September 2018 and 22 September 2020 and the cost of fixing all these documents. We believe that doing so would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. However, we are working towards making our PDF content more accessible. We are minimising use of PDFs while encouraging the creation of accessible HTML pages. Our plan includes re-assessing PDFs published after 23 September 2018.

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. We may make some documents accessible, or available in an accessible form. Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We have installed an accessibility compliance ‘widget’ to the site that is:

WCAG 2.1, ADA, Section 508 and EN 301549 100% Compliance
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Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 2 November 2021. It was last reviewed on 1 November 2021. This website was last tested on 28 October 2021. The test was carried out by Bloom Digital. Askham Bryan College carried out internal testing of content. All pages reviewed by manual and automated evaluation tools using English natural language.

You can read the full accessibility test report – Askham Bryan College accessibility report

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