Accessibility

Accessibility statement for Coleg Gwent

We have made every effort to ensure this site is accessible to all. We have aimed to make this site adhere to the WCAG 2.1 AA guidelines.

This site is also built using the latest CSS properties and HTML5 semantic mark-up available in modern web browsers to optimise accessibility.

This website is run by Coleg Gwent. 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 within your browser
  • zoom in up to 200% 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

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

  • Some areas will have pdf downloads
  • Some images will have the same links as content directly below them
  • Colour contrasts may be harder to read on some backgrounds

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website

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 10 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:

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 10 working days.

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).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Coleg Gwent 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 listed below.

Non accessible content

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

The contrast between certain brand colours may be harder for some users to read without first applying a contrast tool within their browser.

PDF attachments have been used for certain terms documents and International courses.

Non compliance with the accessibility regulations

  • Colour contrast issues still exist on the site
  • This can be corrected within your own browser by following the instructions found on abilitynet.org.uk

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

Issues with PDFs and other documents

Many of our older PDF documents don’t meet accessibility standards; for example, they may not be marked up so they’re accessible to a screen reader.

The accessibility regulations don’t 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.

How we tested this website

This website was last tested on 03 December 2019.

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What we are doing to improve accessibility

This statement was prepared on 27 November 2019. It was last updated on 03 December 2019.