This accessibility statement applies to the website for Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I College in Leicester, (also referred to as WQE College) – https://wqe.ac.uk
This website is run by WQE 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.
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
- there’s a limit to how far you can magnify the maps on our ‘contact us’ page
- you may not be able to modify the line height or spacing of text in some places on the site
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 21 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, please contact us or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Communications and Administration team will then review your concern and get back to you within 21 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).
Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I College (WQE) 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.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
- Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).
- We plan to add text alternatives for all images by Friday 31st March 2023. When we publish new content, we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.
- We cannot guarantee users will be able to modify the line height or spacing of text in some places on the site. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.12 (Text Spacing).
- We plan to train CMS users to add text content in the recommended way. We will review this by Monday 29th May 2023 and it will be an on-going process.
- Some PDF documents currently lack a title that describes their topic or purpose. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.2 (Page Titled).
- We plan to audit PDFs on the website by Friday 31st March 2023.
- There are some occurrences of badly formatted links with text that is not descriptive enough, e.g. Learn more, rather than the purpose of the link being clear just by the link text alone. This fails WCAG success criterion 2.4.4 (Link Purpose (In Context)).
- We are currently working to eliminate these link issues with a view to resolving them by July 2023.
- Some of our PDFs may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. Some of these PDFs are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information about safeguarding and our services to prevent this issue. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (Name, Role Value)
- We will try to make sure any new PDFs we publish will meet accessibility standards, and where we find any that are not accessible, we will rectify this as soon as possible. We will carry out an audit to assess the accessibility of our PDFs and plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages by Friday 31st March 2023.
We are not currently claiming that any accessibility problems would be a disproportionate burden to fix.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
PDFs and other documents
Some of our PDFs are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information about safeguarding and our services to prevent this issue. By Friday 31st March 2023, 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.
Any new PDFs we publish will meet accessibility standards.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
We plan to continually improve accessibility on this website. As well as periodical accessibility testing, our website editors will continue to be trained to publish content with accessibility regulations in mind. We have also added an accessibility toolbar for the benefit of the wider accessibility needs not covered by WCAG 2.1 AA standards e.g. negative contrast for dyslexic users.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 20th January 2023. It was last reviewed on 20th January 2023.
This website was last tested on 20th January 2023. The test was carried out by Happy Giraffe Group Limited.
Our approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test was to check the same pages tested by the Government Digital Service which were home, contact-us, news-and-events and welcome-to-wqe.
We tested this with Google Chrome using the latest version of Axe-Core 4.6.2 provided as a browser addon by Deque.
We plan to carry out further testing on a regular basis.
You can read the full accessibility report here following a pending report from the Government Digital Service.