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Accessibility

We are committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. Our aim is to combine compelling user experiences with high levels of accessibility and inclusivity, so everyone can use our digital services, whatever their abilities or disabilities. This site has been audited according to best practice web accessibility guidelines, including WCAG 2.1 AA and ISO 30071-1.

Adapting your experience to your needs

We have made the site as user-friendly as we can, but you might have a better experience if you change the settings on your computer to suit your individual needs.

For example, you might change the site’s colours, increase the text size, or have the site spoken aloud.

You can find help for customising your experience using accessibility features already on your computer, or by installing extra assistive technologies, on these sites:

Please also ensure your internet browser is up to date.

Limitations

Through accessibility testing we have identified some areas of the site with accessibility limitations. We have worked to resolve or create workarounds for many of these.

  • The moving animation on the homepage is difficult to pause for some users
  • The keyboard focus is hard to see in some browsers
  • Some areas with functionality available for mouse users can’t be directly accessed using the keyboard
  • The filters in the course finder area are not accessible to all users
  • Some colour contrasts on the site make it difficult to read
  • Some of the information given in images isn’t available until a user selects the link for more detail

Resources documents (pdfs and PowerPoint presentations) have been amended to improve usability. In the event that any pdf document cannot be read by an accessible reader, please get in contact for a text-only version (Word, ODT, RTF). All videos carry subtitles and transcripts are available by request if needed.

If you need help

Please contact us if you need to request alternative versions of any of the resources on this website.

All constructive feedback about the accessibility or usability of our site is welcome and will be carefully considered, though limited funding means we cannot commit to further development of the site.

This accessibility statement was last updated in March 2021 and follows the advice on accessibility statements in ISO 30071-1.

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