February 2023 - for review February 2024
This accessibility statement applies to the website iwcollege.ac.uk
This website is run by the Isle of Wight College. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
- 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
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
We know some parts of this website are not yet fully accessible:
- some older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
- live video streams do not have captions
- Some PDF documents do not give a language
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliance and exemptions listed below.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
We believe the website is partially compliant with the accessibility regulations. The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons:
- Some PDF documents do not give a language. This will be resolved by 1 February 2024.
- We are aware that the arrow icons on the sliding images are not selectable, so as an alternative we have made the sliding images directly controllable by the keyboard arrow keys. This is compliant with the regulations but does trigger some accessibility testing software to indicate otherwise.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
- 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. We do not propose to do any further work to fix such documents.
- We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.
- Online maps: Geographic Information System (GIS) maps, online maps, and mapping services are exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations. We do not propose to do any further work to make Geographic Information System (GIS) maps, online maps, and mapping services compliant.
- Pre-recorded videos: Pre-recorded time-based media published before 23 September 2020 are exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations. We do not propose to do any further work to make pre-recorded time-based media published before 23 September 2020 compliant.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared by the Isle of Wight College on 1 February 2023 by direct review of the website. The statement will be regularly reviewed and revised if required.
The tools used to review the website were Google Lighthouse, Axe DevTools, plus manual recording and inspection.
The last review of the statement was 23 February 2023.
The statement will next be reviewed on 1 February 2024.
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:
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
- call 01983 526631
- please use the Isle of Wight College online contact form to let us know
We’ll consider your request and get back to you.
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, please use the Isle of Wight College online contact form to let us know, email email@example.com or telephone 01983 526631.
The Isle of Wight College is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
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 after you have contacted us you’re still not happy with how we respond to a complaint you make about the accessibility of the website, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).