Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to dundeeandangus.ac.uk

This website is run by Dundee and Angus College. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • the text will not reflow in a single column when you change the size of the browser window
  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • live video streams do not have captions
  • some of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard
  • you cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader
  • there’s a limit to how far you can magnify the map on our ‘contact us’ page

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:

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 5 days.

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 the Dundee and Angus College Marketing Team at marketing@dundeeandangus.ac.uk.

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 our Student Services Team.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Dundee and Angus College 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 A standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AAA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Non accessible content

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

Non compliance with the accessibility regulations

There exists a failure for WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.5.3 Label in name.
We plan to correct label names by December 2020. We will make sure that we meet the accessibility standards for the WCAG guideline 2.5.3 Label in name.

There exists a failure for WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 Name role value.
We plan to provide role, state, and value information on all user interface components by December 2020. We will make sure that we meet the accessibility standards for the WCAG guideline 4.1.2 Name role value.

There exists a failure for WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 Info and relationships.
We plan to ensure that information and relationships are preserved when the format changes by December 2020. We will make sure that we meet the accessibility standards for the WCAG guideline 1.3.1 Info and relationships.

There exists a failure for WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.1 Bypass blocks.
We plan to introduce a mechanism to bypass blocks of content that are repeated on multiple web pages by December 2020. We will make sure that we meet the accessibility standards for the WCAG guideline 2.4.1 Bypass blocks.

There exists a failure for WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.6 Contrast enhanced.
We plan to ensure that that text has a contrast ratio of at least 4.5:1 by December 2020. We will make sure that we meet the accessibility standards for the WCAG guideline 1.4.6 Contrast enhanced.

Content that’s 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 December 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 historic Board of Management papers.

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

Live video

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

  • We have formed a Public Sector Website Accessibility Regulations Group to define and execute a strategic approach to accessibility across our websites
  • Content editors are being trained to ensure new content is accessible and have access to our training materials and guidance
  • An annual online audit and testing process, based on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA has been developed and implemented.
  • We are committed to continually addressing any errors as we identify them in a timely manner

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 24 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 12 October 2020.

This website was last tested on 12 October 2020. The test was carried out by an internal Dundee and Angus College team.

We looked at the site home page plus sampled a range of key pages. We did not look at every page as we have over 300 on the site.

You can read the full accessibility test report at: https://checker.web2access.org/review/5e4e552459f1b12c549d1efd09fcd41f83676c1fda94160c80

We tested: