We’re committed to making our website as accessible as possible to all audiences (including those with visual, hearing, cognitive or motor impairments) to meet its requirements under the Disability Discrimination Act.
This accessibility statement applies to www.huddnewcoll.ac.uk
This website is maintained by HNC, currently supported by Concept4. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
We follow the recommendations given by the Web Accessibility Initiative and AbilityNet, a national charity that helps disabled adults and children to use computers and the internet. You can follow these guides for more information.
We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.
In this instance, accessibility refers to the attempt to ensure that our sites content can be read by everyone, regardless of disability and technology used.
We understand that accessibility should not be seen as an “optional extra”, but must be considered as a fundamental consideration at every stage of site development work, and we try to ensure that our media works consistently with its assistive technologies to ensure an accessible experience for disabled users.
Often people are at a disadvantage when browsing a web site because they have not been accounted for in the design of the site. We have tried to provide a high level of accessibility and developments in this regard are ongoing.
This website is designed in such a way that you can easily adjust your computer and browser according to your needs. This includes making the text larger, changing your keyboard or mouse settings, or increasing colour contrast.
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers to addition to those listed below or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements. Please contact HNC’s Clerk to the Corporation. We aim to respond to accessibility feedback via email within 7 days.
As an educational institution, we are fully committed to assisting users to access the information required for education choices. If you require information on this website in an alternative format that is more suitable to your individual needs to ensure full access to our primary service; please contact the Clerk to the Corporation.
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 7 days.
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).
HNC 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 and exemptions listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
We embed third party videos (and at times use third party interactive forms) on the site. We know there are accessibility issues with these features. We don’t have accessible alternatives and, as we don’t control the platform, are unable to make the changes required to improve them.
We do not plan to either fix or replace existing PDFs (see reasons listed below – disproportionate burden). However any new PDFs or documents we publish on the website will aim to meet accessibility standards.
Due to limited web design capability in-house, we engaged the services of our web providers to support us in resolving as many as possible of the accessibility issues found on our website.
Content and functionality which failed to meet accessibility standards has been removed or replaced as necessary. However we acknowledge that some issues remain unresolved.
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. We acknowledge however that some of our PDF’s (from September 2018) do not meet accessibility standards. Due to limited staffing resource at college, we are unable to retrospectively fix our PDF’s or other documents. We’ll therefore focus on ensuring that new documents are accessible where they’re required for essential services or specifically address the needs of, or are meant for, disabled people.
Our assessment of the burden of making the existing PDFs into accessible HTML formats is that:
We therefore believe that:
Therefore, fixing all documents on our main website would impose a disproportionate burden on us.
We remain however committed to supporting all learners and will continue to monitor the impact of these failures. If any issues raised above are found to be detrimental to a user’s experience, the inclusion of the element on our website will be reassessed against the service it provides.
We are constantly working to ensure that this website is as accessible as possible to all internet users, including those with disabilities.
This website is periodically tested and updated to meet current standards and to be compliant and function with as many web browsers and versions of web browsers as possible.
Due to the limited web design capability in-house, we shall continue to engage the services of web providers to support us in improving the accessibility of our website where issues occur.
This statement was first prepared on 04.10.23 and will remain subject to annual reviews. It was last reviewed and changed on 04.10.23
The college will commit to annual tests of its website by using the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines V2.1 level A and level AA to test how accessible Huddnewcoll.ac.uk is.
We are committed to testing our web pages and documents annually using Deque Axe Tools.
Our commitment to monitor and test the accessibility of our site and to fix and improve the accessibility of the site is now part of our daily work.