This accessibility statement applies to www.cirencester.ac.uk
This website is run by Cirencester 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’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.
How accessible this website is
This website uses accessiBe. This is a web interface which is a session-based design and UI adjustment tool that makes accessibility modifications based on a user’s individual needs. All adjustments are compliant with WCAG 2.1 AA & AAA requirements.
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 are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard
- you cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader
- some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information.
- older videos may be missing captions and audio descriptions.
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:
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 5 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 the Cirencester College Marketing Team at email@example.com
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).
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Cirencester College is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
Our embedded videos are hosted on third party platforms such as YouTube and Vimeo. These platforms do not yet fully support audio description so we are unable to provide this separate audio track. This fails WCAG success criterion 1.2.5 Audio Description (Pre-recorded).
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, and forms published as Word documents.
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.
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
We are constantly working to ensure that this website is as accessible as possible to all internet users, including those with disabilities. This website is periodically tested and updated to meet current standards and to be compliant and function with as many web browsers and versions of web browsers as possible.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on Thursday 17th March 2022. It was last reviewed on Monday 5th December 2022.
This website was last tested on Thursday 17th March 2022. The test was carried out using the WAVE accessibility tool, as well as manual checks.