This accessibility statement applies to the main website of New College Lanarkshire.
This accessibility statement is based on a sample of 20 web page/documents selected to demonstrate a range of design types and meet a range of different enquirer interests.
In this accessibility statement we refer to browser plug-ins and other tools that may make your experience of web content more comfortable or productive. These suggestions are provided in good faith from reputable sources but please note that plugins and software are used at your own risk. New College Lanarkshire is not responsible for any issues arising from the use of tools or plugins over which we have no influence or control. Plugin suggestions are for the Chrome browser but similar (or identical) plugins exist for other browsers.
In addition to the website accessibility benefits mentioned in this section, we have invested in the Recite overlay tool that makes it easy for users to
You can also find useful guidance on adjusting your laptop or phone to suit your need on these resources MyComputerMyWay or Scope guidance on phone accessibility features In addition, major operating systems produce the following guidance:
Visual aspects of the website
Using a mix of both techniques can give fine-tuned viewing experiences.
Listening to content
All text content on pages content can be accessed by text to speech tools including
There are several key accessibility challenges that we are planning to fix. This section summarises the main issues that might affect you. The technical section on Non-accessible content has more details if you need them.
Page structure and layout
Colour and contrast
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, Word or HTML please contact us using the details below and letting us know what it is you’re trying to find out about.
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 5 days.
In addition to the known issues, we only sampled a subset of pages. Users may find pages that contain accessibility issues we have not discovered yet. This reporting process, being technical and disability specific, may be very different from the one above – or it may go through a similar system with a different subject line or filter.
If you find an accessibility problem with this site that we have not covered in the accessibility statement, please let us know so we can add it to our work plan. Contact us with any accessibility related barriers by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
We aim to meet the needs of all our students as best we can and our internal support and complaints procedures help us to do this however, if you are not satisfied with the response 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).
New College Lanarkshire is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
Currently, 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
This list is currently based on limited testing of a sample of key pages. If you come across additional issues, please contact us using the contact details in the sections above.
Navigation - keyboard navigation
Keyboard-only navigation is complicated by the following issues:
Navigation – headings and links
Forms and interactivities
Visual aspects of the website (magnification, reflow, colours contrasts etc)
We conducted a headline overview test with an external consultant sampling a range of pages on key student journeys using a combination of manual testing and automated checkers including WAVE, Accessibility Insights, Site Improve and axe. We plan to follow up with more detailed screen reader testing by date October 2020.
We are committed to improving accessibility across our websites, apps and other digital platforms. An accessibility working group is in the progress of being established by the College to ensure a continuous improvement of accessibility of digital content. In addition, we are: