This accessibility statement applies to www.lincolncollege.ac.uk.
This website is run by Lincoln 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
- videos-only content is not accompanied by an equivalent text or audio alternative
- some of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard
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 14 days.
If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, call or email 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 us:
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
Lincoln 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 and exemptions listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
Our enrolment portal isn't fully accessible via a keyboard and screen reader. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (Info and Relationships) and 4.1.2 (Name, Role, Value).
We are continuing to work with our enrolment portal provider to improve accessibility and we hope to have this fully accessible by [XXXXXXXXXX].
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
PDFs and other documents
Some of our PDFs, such as our campus maps, are not accessible by keyboard only control. 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, our campus maps aren't easily accessible via a keyboard - please contact us for directions in an alternative format.
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
Video only content
We do not plan to add text or audio alernatives to the video only content on our course area pages because pre-recorded video published before 23 September 2020 is exempt from the regulations.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 22.09.2020. It was last reviewed on 22.09.2020.
This website was last tested on 22.09.2020. The test was carried out by Optima Design.
A full and thorough test was carried out on all aspects of the website using a variety of methods and tools including screen reader technology (VoiceOver), keyboard only control, W3C Validator tool, WAVE browser plugin, WebAIM contrast checker, and Microsoft's Accessibility Insights.
Each page template was checked, in a variety of browsers including Chrome, Safari and Firefox, against success criterion for both WCAG 2.1 A and WCAG 2.1 AA standards using the above tools and a checklist was written detailing how each section of the website conformed to the standards.
Where one page template was used to output multiple pages (e.g. course pages), a wide selection of pages were also checked to ensure compliance with the standards.