Accessibility

Our accessibility statement tells you how accessible our website is and how best to use it.

Accessibility Statement for www.homefieldcollege.ac.uk

Our accessibility statement applies to Homefield College’s website www.homefieldcollege.ac.uk. The website is run by Homefield, and hosted and maintained by HeX Productions who specialise in accessible websites.

At Homefield, we want as many people as possible to be able to use this site. We are committed to providing web accessibility for everyone, no matter how they need to access web content.

As part of this, we’ve made the text on our website clear and as simple as possible to understand. When using our website, you should be able to:

  • 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

If you need advice on making your advice easier to use if you have a disability, check out AbilityNet’s resources.

How accessible is our website?

This is a new website that has been built with accessibility regulations in mind. Despite that, we know some parts of this website are not fully accessible.

These are:

  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software

  • some document attachments are not written in plain English

  • some documents have poor colour contrast

Feedback and Contact Information

We are happy to provide any information on this website in a different format suitable to your needs. Email contactus@homefieldcollege.ac.uk or call 01509 815696 to put in a request.

Make sure your request includes:

  • your full name

  • the web address (URL) of the content

  • your email address (or postal address if you would prefer hard-copies)

  • the format you need – for example, plain text, braille, BSL, large print or audio CD

How can I report accessibility problems with the website?

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of our website. We monitor our website and regularly update content to keep our site accessible.

If you find any problems not listed on this page, or you think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact us. You can call 01509 815969 or email contactus@homefieldcollege.ac.uk.

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

Homefield 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 and exemptions listed below.

Non-accessible Content

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

Non-compliance with the Accessibility Regulations

1. Some documents are in less accessible formats. Non-HTML documents published on or after 23 September 2018 must have an accessible format. We aim to fix this by 31st December 2020.

Exemptions

PDFS and other documents

Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services.

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. However, we will aim to provide a link to a transcript within 2 weeks after any live video streams.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

As well as making sure new content follows the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, we also test our site using the online testing tools recommended by gov.uk. If these tests flag any issues, we work to correct them as required.

Preparation of this Accessibility Statement

This statement was prepared on 20 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 20 October 2020.