Accessibility statement for the South Devon College website
This accessibility statement applies to the website https://www.southdevon.ac.uk/.
This website is run by South Devon College. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this site.
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. For example:
- Some menu links may not be fully accessible to users relying on keyboard and assistive technologies.
A full listing of known issues with our web pages that may affect users with disabilities is available below under non-accessible content.
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: The College Marketing Team by emailing: [email protected]
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
Find out how to contact us here
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
South Devon 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 and exemptions listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
- Images and non-text content
There are functional images that have an inappropriate or missing text alternative for assistive technology users (WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1).
- Colour and contrast
Some links rely on colour alone to distinguish them from the body text (WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.1).
The colour scheme on the website does not provide sufficient contrast for some text against the background (WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3).
- Page and content structure
Some text is displayed visually as a heading but is not marked up as such for assistive technology (WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1).
- Keyboard navigation
Some links are not keyboard focusable (WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.1.1).
The keyboard focus indicator is not visible on some components. (WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.7).
- Form controls
Some form fields do not have labels associated with the input fields (WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1).
- Automatically moving, blinking, or scrolling content
Some pages contain animated images that cannot be paused, stopped, or hidden. (WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.2.2).
- Skip links
Pages lack skip links to bypass repetitive content (WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.1).
- Interactive components
Some interactive controls are missing an accessible name (WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2).
Note: This statement was prepared following a basic accessibility review that aims to highlight the most critical accessibility issues. This means that not all accessibility issues can be reported. A more in-depth accessibility check should be undertaken when the issues identified so far have been resolved.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
- Pre-recorded audio and video published before 23 September 2020
- Live audio and video. If a live video is kept on the site for more than 14 days, then it is considered a pre-recorded video and may no longer be exempt.
- PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 – unless users need them to use a service, for example a form that lets you apply for a course.
- Heritage collections like scanned manuscripts
- Third-party content outside of the control of the organisation
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
Using a headline review audit carried out by AbilityNet we will be working on improving the accessibility on this website.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 26th October 2021. It was last reviewed on 26th October 2021.
This website was last tested on 26/07/2021. The test was carried out by AbilityNet.
The website was tested using a light-touch accessibility review that aims to highlight the most critical accessibility issues and is based on the W3C WAI Easy Checks (https://www.w3.org/WAI/test-evaluate/preliminary/). This means that not all accessibility issues can be reported. A more in-depth accessibility check will be undertaken when the issues identified so far have been resolved and resources are available to complete a full review.
We recommend that you upgrade your web browser to one which fully supports web standards. The following browsers have been tested for compatibility:
- Chrome (Windows and Mac)
- Safari (Mac)
- Firefox (Windows and Mac)
- Internet Explorer (Windows)
All modern web browsers provide the functionality to make the screen easier to read. Follow the links below if you would like to change the text size, fonts, and colours:
- Increase text size in the browser – click here
- Change the background and text colours in your browser – click here
- Change the fonts in your browser – click here