Accessibility Statement for Furness College
This statement was prepared on 7.7.2020. It was last updated on 3.11.2020.
This website www.furness.ac.uk is run by Furness College. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. We use a plugin with an Accessibility Menu to ensure:
- There is sufficient colour contrast between foreground and background colours
- The text re-sizes according to user preference
- Users are able to navigate the website via keyboard
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.
What to do if you cannot access parts of this website
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille, contact Marketing and Communications Manager Kathryn Farrow by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01229 844747.
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 20 working days.
If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact us’ page at https://www.furness.ac.uk/contact-us/, 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 Marketing and Communications Manager Kathryn Farrow by emailing email@example.com or calling 01229 844747.
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
If you contact us before your visit we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.
Find out how to contact us at https://www.furness.ac.uk/contact-us/
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Furness 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.
Non accessible content
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
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 November 2020. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
PDFs and other documents.
Many of our older PDFs and Word documents do not meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role value).
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 or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.