Website Accessibility Statement for Uxbridge College
This accessibility statement applies to Uxbridge College’s website – www.uxbridgecollege.ac.uk
This website is run by Uxbridge College, part of HRUC. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website and aim to meet a minimum of WCAG 2.1 AA compliance in line with the Web Accessibility guidelines (WCAG 2.1) standards.
- We have ensured text is clear and concise to allow essential information to be easily digested
- Images and videos are supplementary to other content and we have ensured that access to these is not required in order to use the website effectively.
- We have endeavoured to ensure navigation around the site is intuitive, logical and requires the minimum of inputs and most of the website can be navigated using a keyboard
- The layout and presentation of website pages have been designed to reduce clutter where possible and only present relevant information.
- We have been working to reduce the necessity for the download of documents which are not optimised for on-screen viewing, including PDFs.
How accessible this website is
We continue to work on ensuring our website is as accessible as possible, however there are some parts that we are still working on including:
- Ensuring all animations can be paused
- Adding an accessibility tool /guide to the website to help improve the user experience.
Feedback and contact information
We will consider your request and get back to you in 14 days.
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We are always looking for ways to improve the accessibility of this website. We are open to ideas about how we can improve our site to provide a better service to our customers and to help people who have not been able to find what they need from our site.
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
You can find our contact details here: www.uxbridgecollege.ac.uk/contact-us
If you require a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter please contact us before your visit so we can arrange this.
Technical Information about this website’s accessibility
Harrow College is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No.2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
- Not all images have alternative text available. We are working on adding this into existing content by September 2023 and will add alternative text on new images published on the website to meet accessibility standards.
- New PDFs published on the site will be tagged correctly with alternative text.
- There are some minor contrast issues that will be reviewed by September 2023.
- We will be reviewing the keyboard navigation on the subject area part of our dynamic course search.
- Some images of text (e.g. logos) are used on web pages for illustrative purposes. Where possible we will reduce this and use alternative images.
- Some keyboard functionality is not operating effectively. Our web agency are working on this and should be completed by April 2023.
- Some visible focus elements need to be enhanced. Our web agency are working on this and should be completed by April 2023.
- There are some contrast issues that need to be enhanced for greater visibility. Our web agency are working on this and should be completed by April 2023.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
- Some PDFs and word documents are essential to providing our services, however some may not fully meet accessibility standards. We will review existing content and publish new content as html web pages where possible.
- PDF content supplied by others did not fully meet accessibility criteria. We will look to add website links where possible to ensure we can link to relevant and helpful information for our website users.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
We aim to audit our website every six months, via our third-party website agency, and resolve any conflicts that may arise from that.
Following our recent audit in January 2023 the following actions have been taken:
- Colour contrast has been improved to reduce poor colour contrast and enable users to see the difference between colours more easily. Work is ongoing to ensure this checked across the site.
- Accessing content using a keyboard is being improved across the site.
- A visible focus has been improved including adding more keyboard accessible elements, more defined visible borders around elements on page and clearer focus at 200% zoom.
- A pause button has been added to sliders/carousels.
- Animations will now include a pause button.
- ARIA attributes are being fixed.
- Text can be resized across the site to a minimum of 200%.
- Images of text are being reduced and information being added to the site will avoid using images of text.
- We have ensured the link name highlighted in our report has discernible text and will implement where needed across the site.
- We will add alternative text to new PDF documents that are published on the site.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 20 January 2023. It was last reviewed on 20 January 2023.
This website was last tested on 20 January 2023. The test was carried out by Qlue and focused on the website issues that required fixing from the Government Digital Service’s Accessibility Report dated 3 January 2023.