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Accessibility

Accessibility Statement for https://www.liv-coll.ac.uk/

This accessibility statement applies to the website for The City of Liverpool College, including mobile responsive versions of these websites.

This website is run by The City of Liverpool 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)
  • translate the content to another language.

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

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

The Recite Me accessibility tool provides Accessibility + Language Options to improve your experience on our website. There is more information about Recite Me at the end of this statement.

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • Some images may not have alternative text descriptions while other decorative and spacer images may not have appropriate alternative text.
  • Live video streams do not have captions.
  • Some of our legacy videos embedded on the site do not have subtitles or closed captions.
  • Social media content that is fed into the website may not always be accessible.
Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format, such as accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

We’ll consider your request and get back to you within 5 working 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: enquiry@liv-coll.ac.uk.

We will always do what we can do make our site easier for everyone to use.

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

We provide a text relay service for people who are D/deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment.

Our offices have audio induction loops, or if you contact us before your visit, we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.

Find out how to contact us 

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The City of Liverpool 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 listed below.

Non accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non compliance with the accessibility regulations
Alt Tags

There exists a failure for WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 – Non text content

We plan to add alt text to all images by July 2021. We will make sure that we meet the accessibility standards for the WCAG guideline 1.1.1 – Non text content  

There exists a failure for WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 – Name role value 

We plan to add alt tags to all labels and buttons by July 2021. We will make sure that we meet the accessibility standards for the WCAG guideline 4.1.2 – Name role value 

Titles and Headings

There exists a failure for WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.2 – Page titled

We plan to use non-empty title elements in the head section by July 2021.  We will make sure that we meet the accessibility standards for the WCAG guideline 2.4.2 – Page titled

There exists a failure for WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.1 – Bypass blocks

We plan to use correct anchor names and non-empty title attributes where appropriate by July 2021. We will make sure that we meet the accessibility standards for the WCAG guideline 2.4.1 – Bypass blocks

There exists a failure for WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.8 – Location

We plan to use link elements only in the head section of the site by July 2021. We will make sure that we meet the accessibility standards for the WCAG guideline 2.4.8 – Location

There exists a failure for WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 – Info and relationships

We plan to use the correct heading structures by July 2021. We will make sure that we meet the accessibility standards for the WCAG guideline 1.3.1 – Info and relationships

Colour Contrast

There exists a failure for WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.6 – Contrast enhanced

We plan to amend the text colours on the site to achieve suitable contrast ratio by July 2021. We will make sure that we meet the accessibility standards for the WCAG guideline 1.4.6 – Contrast enhanced 

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
PDFs and other documents

Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential in 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 2021, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.

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.

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Live video

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations   

What we’re doing to improve accessibility
Training

We are developing further accessibility training for The City of Liverpool College staff which includes accessible content and accessible documents training. There is also an accessibility page on our intranet that staff can refer to.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 19/04/2021. It was last reviewed on 04/06/2021.

This website was last tested on 19/04/2021. The test was carried out by The City of Liverpool College.

We used this approach in deciding on a sample of pages to test:

You can read the full accessibility test report at: https://checker.web2access.org/review/c47a3b3cb9c54a01d9d994201371837580d92a8f7dbfd82210

We tested:

          –  https://www.liv-coll.ac.uk/the-college/college-news/  

          –  https://www.liv-coll.ac.uk/course-finder/ and

          –  https://www.liv-coll.ac.uk/the-college/resources-for-parents-and-carers/

Automated Testing Statistics
  • Conformance level A guideline pass rate: 69.23%
  • Conformance level AA guideline pass rate: 69.23%
  • Conformance level AAA guideline pass rate: 61.54%

This accessibility statement was automatically generated and was created using the sample format defined by the UK Government (2 April 2020 edition)  The user of this system should ensure that the statement is accurate and fill in the required sections. We are not responsible for the accuracy of the accessibility statement.

What is Recite Me?

Recite Me is innovative, cloud-based software that lets visitors to our website view and use it in the way that works best for them. It helps the one in five people in the UK who have a disability, including those with common conditions such as sight loss and dyslexia, to access this website in a way that suits them best.

It also meets the needs of the one in ten people in the UK who don’t speak English as their first language, by being able to translate our web content into over 100 different languages.

How do I access the Recite Me toolbar?

You can open the Recite Me language and accessibility toolbar by clicking on the purple toggle icons on the right-hand side of any page on the website.

After you click on the Recite Me icon, the Recite Me toolbar opens and displays a range of different options for customising how the website looks and how you can access the content.

How does Recite Me help me access this website?

Recite Me helps people to access our website to do the things they need to do, such as find information about ‘how to’ courses, access policies and read news.

The Recite Me toolbar has a unique range of functions. You can use it to:

  • Have the text on our website read aloud (including PDFs)
  • Download the text as an MP3 file to play it where and when it suits you
  • Change font sizes and colours
  • Customise background colours
  • Translate text into more than 100 different languages
  • Access a fully integrated dictionary and thesaurus.
For more information on Recite Me, check out their website HERE