Accessibility & Inclusive Learning | Askham Bryan College


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.

You can also refer to the Equality Advice and Support Service (EASS) for further help and information

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

Issues from Accessibility Report from the Government Digital Service (November 2022) identified the following from a sample of pages:

  • Webpages has active elements with same id attribute: js-search-toggle. Resolved December 2022
  • Iframe title text not accessible – resolved in November 2022
  • Flowpaper elements not accessible – Flowpaper links now deleted from site, resolved Nov 2022
  • Information Guides and Prospectuses does not contain natural language and tags for adaptive technology.  Resolved December 2022
  • Images and figures without alternative text – resolved on audited pages and ongoing.
  • EASS link missing – now included in the accessibility statement

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:

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: 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.

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 July 2023. When we publish new content, we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards
PDFs published since 23 September 2018 are not fully accessible. We are working towards replacing or renewing any such PDF content to be more accessible.

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. By July 2023, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.

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
Full compliance guaranteed ADA certificate & year round protection
Preparation of this accessibility statement

PDFs published since 23 September 2018 are not fully accessible. We are working towards making our PDF (mainly policy and guidance documents) content more accessible and most PDFs are replacing older content since the new platform went live in November 2021.

This statement was prepared on 2 November 2021. It was last reviewed on 19 December 2022. 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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