Exeter College is committed to providing an accessible web presence that gives members of the public and members of the College community full access to College information and activities offered publicly through the web.
In order to ensure that all of our visitors can use our website, these pages aim to meet Level-AA standard of WCAG 2.1. This includes elements such as:
- Alt text for all images and providing non-visual alternatives where appropriate
- All essential audiovisual information is captioned, described as necessary or provided in alternative formats
- Content can be navigated with just a keyboard or speech recognition tools
- The website can be used with a screen reader
- Content is structured, ordered and labelled appropriately
How accessible this website is
We are aware that some parts of our website are not fully accessible. These include:
- Some PDF documents aren’t fully accessible to screen reader software
- Some embedded multimedia content doesn’t yet have captions, audio or text descriptions
We are working to address areas where our accessibility needs improvement.
Making changes to your device or system
AbilityNet has advice on making your devices easier to use if you have a disability. In addition, major operating systems produce the following guidance:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- call (+44) 1865 279670
We’ll then consider your request and aim to get back to you within 14 working 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:
IT Service Desk
Telephone: (+44) 1865 279670
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).
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Exeter College 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 listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons:
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
Issues with documents, including Word files and PDFs
Some older documents don’t meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not be marked up so that they’re accessible to a screen reader (WCAG 2.1 4.1.2). We are currently reviewing these and either replacing them with accessible HTML pages or providing accessible HTML pages as an alternative means of accessing the same information.
Issues with video and audio
Not all video has captions, text or audio description (WCAG 2.1 1.2). Where we use embedded video on our site we may not always use captioning; where video is audio free, we may not always provide an alternative. We are working to provide audio and/or textual alternatives to these instances on our site.
Not all audio has captions or text description (WCAG 2.1 1.2). Where we use embedded audio on our site, we may not always provide an alternative. We are working to provide transcripts or other alternatives to these instances on our site.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
PDFs and other documents
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.
Live video streams are used minimally on our site; we do not plan to add captions to any live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
We want our website to offer the best experience possible for all of our users. In addition to fixing known issues, we continue to work on website content and structure. We are working with our developers to fix issues and think about future developments.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 22 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 22 September 2020.
This website was initially tested in May and June 2020, in order to identify accessibility issues. The test was carried out by Spindogs on a carefully chosen sample of pages and content types. The test identified a number of areas where the site fell short of the WCAG 2.1 AA standard; Spindogs was commissioned to carry out work to address these. The changes were made by 20 September 2020. Following the completion of that work, we aim to make sure all new content is compliant. We continue to test web pages regularly to ensure they are compliant.