New City College’s website is a central channel of communication and a source of information for its diverse audiences and stakeholders. This includes prospective students, parents and carers, existing students and staff, alumni, business and industry, central and local government and the media.
New City College is committed to providing a fully inclusive learning environment. The College wishes to be as inclusive as possible and not discriminate against anyone on the grounds of disability.
The College is committed to improving access for those with a disability/disabilities and ensuring all students can achieve their potential.
New City College is committed to making all its web-based information and services as accessible as possible to all people, including those with disabilities and regardless of their access requirements. The College recognises that the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) WAI’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 are the standard against which accessibility can be assessed and requires that:
All new web content and services created in-house conform to Level A and much of Level AA, wherever possible, of the W3C guidelines;
Web content and services provided by external developers conform to at least Level AA of the W3C guidelines;
Existing web content and services be gradually brought into line, as they are periodically updated.
The College will continuously review this policy in light of any future changes to the W3C’s accessibility guidelines
Guidelines and support
If you have difficulty accessing a service or information on any page of New City College’s website, please contact the marketing department at email@example.com, explaining your requirements. Wherever possible, the marketing department will endeavour to provide assistance and support.
You may also find that making changes to your operating system or browser settings resolves your access difficulties. The BBC’s My Web My Way provides advice and help on making the most of accessibility features and assistive technologies available for your computer.
An EU directive on the accessibility of websites and web applications of public sector bodies came into force in September 2018. This was passed into UK law entitled as the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. This law reinforces the need to follow the standards above and in particular those defined in WCAG 2.1 AA standards.
Changes to this policy
This policy will be reviewed annually to ensure that it continues to meet the needs of our user community.
If you have any enquiries regarding web accessibility at New City College, please contact the marketing department – firstname.lastname@example.org