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Website accessibility statement

At New College, we are committed to ensuring that our website is accessible to all individuals, including those with disabilities. We want to provide an online experience that enables everyone to access the information and services available on our website. This accessibility statement outlines our ongoing efforts to meet the highest accessibility standards and comply with the applicable laws and regulations.

Standards and Guidelines

Our website aims to meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 AA. These guidelines provide a framework for making web content more accessible for individuals with disabilities.

Accessibility Features To enhance accessibility, we have implemented the following features on our website:

  1. Clear Structure and Navigation: Our website has a consistent and logical structure to facilitate easy navigation. Headings, subheadings, and labels are used to organize content, making it more accessible and understandable.
  2. Alternative Text: Images on our website will be accompanied by descriptive alternative text, providing information for individuals using assistive technologies such as screen readers. Please note, historical images may not have this feature.
  3. Captions: Newly uploaded video content will be provided with captions.
  4. Colour Contrast: We have considered colour contrast principles to ensure that text and images are legible for individuals with visual impairments. The contrast between foreground and background elements is carefully chosen to meet accessibility standards.
  5. Responsive Design: Our website is designed to be responsive and compatible with various devices, including desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and mobile devices, ensuring that users can access the content conveniently regardless of their device.
  6. Keyboard Accessibility: We have implemented keyboard-accessible navigation and functionality, enabling users to navigate and interact with our website using keyboard controls. We understand that some pages may be more difficult to navigate using this method.
  7. Ongoing Efforts We are continuously reviewing and improving our website accessibility practices to ensure that all users have an optimal experience.

User Feedback: We value feedback from our website users. If you encounter any accessibility barriers while using our website or have suggestions for improvement, please contact us using the contact information provided below.

We will make every effort to address your inquiry in a timely manner and work towards resolving any accessibility issues.

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