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Website Accessibility Statement

Accessibility statements for our digital services

The accessibility statement on this page explains how accessible the DCG website is and how we audit it. As a College we operate a range of systems which will each have their own Accessibility Statement. Read our other accessibility statements for these systems.

This accessibility statement applies to https://www.derby-college.ac.uk

Using this website

This website is run by the Derby College Group. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website and are committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • Navigate most of the website using just a keyboard ‘Skip to main content’ using tab on your keyboard on most of our pages
  • Listen to most of the website using a screen reader
  • Navigate our online forms using just a keyboard
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • Watch videos including the use of captions.

We have also made the website text easy 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:

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

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

Email: enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

call: 0800 028 0289

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 7 days.

If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, call or email us by visiting contact Us for directions.

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:

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).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

We provide a text relay service for people who are D/deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment.

Our offices have audio induction loops, or if you contact us before your visit we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.

Find out how to contact us.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

DCG 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:

  • Historical PDF documents

Non-accessible content

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

  • We use historical PDF documents created by third party companies that we have to show for the last 6 years.

Disproportionate burden

Some of the PDF documents on this website are supplied by third party financial companies.

We’ve assessed the cost of fixing the issues with these particular PDF documents. We believe that doing so now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. We will make another assessment when the supplier contract is up for renewal, likely to be in 6 months.

Content that is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

PDFs and other documents

Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, and forms published as Word documents. By September 2020, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.

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. For example, we do not plan to fix [example of non-essential document].

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

Our accessibility roadmap shows how and when we plan to improve accessibility on this website.

This statement was prepared on 15/10/2021 . It was last updated 15/10/2021.

We are dedicated to improving the accessibility of this web site for all users. To do so we will:

  • provide guidance to authors on designing and creating accessible content in the site.
  • assess, and redevelop where it is possible, practicable and cost-efficient, existing features, integrations, interfaces and developments based on the WCAG 2.1 success criterion.
  • remove or restrict customisations on the web site to reduce the creation of inaccessible spaces and content. assess proposed new features, integrations, interfaces and developments based on the WCAG 2.1 success criterion.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 15/10/2021. It was last reviewed on 15/10/2021.

This website was last tested on 15/10/2021. The test was carried out by our in house DCG Web Development Team.

Most pages have been accessibility tested using:

  1. Lighthouse
  2. Wave
  3. Axe
  4. Keyboard only navigation
  5. 400% zoom on desktop
  6. 200% zoom on mobile
  7. Ipad
  8. Screen reader and with styles turned off

All of the pages tested function.

We tested a sample of pages by selecting the most feature rich pages on our site that contain a mixture of text, videos, accordions, photos, Iframes, shortcodes, tabs and much more.