This statement relates to all web pages with web address

The website uses a number of templates, some are more accessible than others. However, the majority of the website should allow you to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 175% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver.

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

We are also committed to making sure that all content on the website easy to understand.


How accessible is the Shipley College website?

The marketing team publish content on the Shipley College website. We know some parts of the website aren’t fully accessible:

  • Most PDF documents aren’t fully accessible to screen reader software, or other accessibility techniques.
  • Some questions on some of our online forms are difficult to complete when using a screen reader.
  • Some of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard.

A lot of the text won’t be written with web accessibility in mind, this includes lack of plain English, marking up headings semantically for screen readers and helpful link text.

We are conducting tests of the website so we can highlight other accessibility issues in this statement. If you find a page with an accessibility issue, not listed here or in our identified non-compliances statement, please contact so we can investigate.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

We are committed to making this website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Website and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. 

What to do if you can't access parts of this website

If you need content in an alternative format, please contact us 

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We are committed to improving accessibility standards across our website. 

If you have any difficulties using this site, please let us know. It would be helpful if your e-mail contained the following:

  • The address / URL of the page(s) that you are having difficulties with
  • A description of the problem you are experiencing with our website
  • If you would like to also include details of any assistive technology you are using, along with the version (if you know it) and/or the nature of your disability that would be helpful, but it is not a requirement for us to look further into website issues for you - we respect your right to privacy.

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What we are doing to improve the website

Making sure every page on a large website is fully accessible can be difficult, however we are committed to improving accessibility and usability.

We are in the process of developing a new training course that focuses on what publishers can do to meet the WCAG 2.1 AA standard. We will be requiring all staff who have editing and publishing roles to complete this training. We will also run quarterly accessibility reviews and action findings as quickly as possible. Additionally, we are in the process of updating our main site templates, to use the newest accessible design, structure and layout.

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)


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