Accessibility Statement for the Cronton Sixth Form College Website
The college can be contacted:
- by phone at 0151 257 2800 or
- by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or
- by visiting us in person at Cronton Campus, Cronton Lane, Widnes, WA8 5WA
For accessibility issues all enquiries should be made ‘For the attention of the Head of Marketing’. This website is run by Riverside College and Cronton Sixth Form College. We want as many people as possible to be able to use the website. For example, you should be able to:
- Change colours and contrast levels with your browser
- ZOOM in and out using the mouse or the keyboard
- Navigate the website using just the keyboard
- Use speech recognition software if you have a microphone
- Listen to most of the website using a screen reader if you have speakers.
We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand
There are accessibility applications available through your browser. For example, in the Chrome web store there are some free Google accessibility extensions:
There are also free tools at https://www.callscotland.org.uk/mystudybar/ available for use with Windows. These tools include (according to their website) an organiser, colour overlays, and a text-to-speech tool. They can be installed on and run from a USB pendrive which is convenient. Also Windows has a magnifier which you can turn on by hitting the windows key and + at the same time, and turn off by hitting the windows key and Esc.
Limitations to accessibility
We know that some elements of the Riverside College and Cronton Sixth Form College websites are not fully accessible, for example:
- Older documents are not fully accessible (e.g. to screen reader software)
- The spacing of text cannot be altered
- Videos do not have subtitles
If you cannot access a part of the website or need the information in a different format like large print, or braille please get in touch. We will consider your request and get back to you in 10 working days allowing for public holidays and college closures (e.g. at Christmas and over the summer break).
Reporting Accessibility issues with this website.
We are always looking to improve the website so if you find any problems which we have not mentioned in this accessibility statement please contact the college ‘For the attention of the Marketing Department’.
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) at https://www.equalityadvisoryservice.com/ Our contact details are at the beginning of this document/page.
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Riverside College and Cronton Sixth Form College are committed to making their websites accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. These websites are partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.
Non accessible content
Current web technology is not capable of ensuring the accessibility of specialised notations e.g. mathematical notation, music etc. We will monitor developments and improve our services as technology matures. Some on-line content provided by staff may not be made universally accessible. Where the Riverside College website provides links to third party websites these websites may not meet accessibility standards. Some of our documents were created to earlier Web Content Accessibility Standards (WCAG) or not to any WCAG standards We will endeavour to work towards WCAG 2.1 standards after September 2019. Many of our older documents do not meet accessibility standards because they don’t provide the information required by more recent assistive technology applications. They may have met earlier standards. We aim to have essential documents available in accessible formats by September 2020. Some documents not supplied by the college web development team will not be accessible. We will work with suppliers of such documents to improve the provision of accessible documents. Documents created for distribution in printed form which are also available on the Riverside College or Cronton Sixth Form College websites may not be accessible because of their specific design and layout. Information about accessing PDF documents with a screen reader is available on the Open University website at pdf screen reader.
Testing the Website
The Colleges web presence consists of a large number of pages across different platforms. We do not have the resources to test the website pages exhaustively and will update to WCAG 2.1 and higher standards as we update the website generally.
As the website updating and further development takes place Riverside College strives to ensure that new material is compliant with current legislation. Riverside College/ Cronton Sixth Form College 16/10/2019