This accessibility statement applies to the Calderdale College Digihub Website digihub.calderdale.ac.uk. This website is run by Calderdale 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:
- you cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader
- menu navigation is not keyboard accessible and there are no alternatives
- many parts of the website do not have focus indication
- There are various contrast issues across the website
- Some of our input field labels are only available as placeholder text and so disappear once a user starts typing
Feedback and contact information
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF (Portable Document Format), large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:
- email email@example.com
- call 01422 357 357
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 2-3 days. If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact’ 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: Robin Smith firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Find out how to contact us.
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Calderdale 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 not compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. The non-compliances and exemptions are listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
Our main navigation menu cannot be controlled with keyboard only and we do not have a sitemap or search function for an alternative. This fails WCAG 2.1.1 Keyboard (A) and 2.4.5 Multiple Ways (AA). We are in the process of adding ensuring the menu can be controlled by keyboard.
Focus indication is lost on many elements across all pages of our website. Elements that are often affected are images that serve as links to other pages. Our student work page is particularly affected by this issue with none of the main content receiving focus. This fails WCAG 2.4.7 Focus Visible (AA). We are currently in the process of ensuring focus indication is across all necessary elements of the site.
Many of the links across the website are not descriptive. These are either read out as the full URL which is sometimes seen in DigiHub insider articles or are not descriptive enough like our social media links in the footer. This fails WCAG 2.4.4 Link Purpose (A). We will be changing these links to be more descriptive.
Many of the images across the website do not have alternate text or are there for purely decorative reasons but are not excluded from navigation. This fails WCAG 1.1.1 Non-text Content (A) and 1.4.5 Images of text (AA). We will be changing these links to be more descriptive.
There are various contrast failures across our website pages. These fail WCAG 1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum) (AA). We are in the process of finding colours that pass this regulation.
Some areas of the website are not accessible via keyboard such as the contact us form, the filtering navigation on the student work page, or the date picker on the events page. This fails WCAG 2.1.1 Keyboard (A) and 2.4.5 Multiple Ways (A). We are in the process of fixing this issue.
On the home page and in a carousel of our student case studies we have animated content. There is no way to pause, stop or hide this content. This fails WCAG 2.2.2 Pause, Stop, Hide (A). We are currently in the process of amending this so the content can be paused.
Across some of our pages images can be expanded in a pop-up and then navigated through. These cannot be controlled with a keyboard but can be existed using the esc key. This fails WCAG 2.1.1 Keyboard (A) and 2.4.5 Multiple Ways (A). We are in the process of fixing this issue.
In some of our course information pages we provide information about career salaries in tables. These may not read very well for screen reader users. This fails WCAG 1.3.1 Info and relationships (A). We are in the process of fixing this issue.
On our Industry Placements page and Get involved page there is some content that should be marked as headings to aid navigation but is not. This fails WCAG 1.3.1 Info and relationships (A). We are in the process of fixing this issue.
On our Industry Placements page there are some pieces of quote content. The line spacing for this is too small and may make it difficult to read for some users. This fails WCAG 1.4.12 Text Spacing (A). We will ensure line spacing is increased in due course.
Our contact us form only has labels as placeholders. These disappear once a user starts typing but labels should be persistent. This fails WCAG 3.3.2 Labels and Instructions (A). We will ensure labels are static in due course.
If a user incorrectly completes the contact us form, there is a visual error message, but this is not read out or focussed for screen reader users. In addition, fields are not clearly marked as mandatory. This fails WCAG 3.3.1 Error Identification (A) and 3.3.3 Error Suggestion (AA). We are in the process of fixing this issue.
At this time, we have made no claims of disproportionate burden.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
On our contact us page there is a map showing the location of the college. There is a full postal address in the footer of every page that can also be used to find us if you cannot use the map for any reason.
Existing Video content
We have one pre-existing video on this website. The regulations do not require us to fix issues with video content published before September 23rd 2020. This video contains captions but does not have audio descriptions or a suitable alternative. If you require this content in a different format please contact us.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility Calderdale College is doing the following to improve the accessibility of this website…
- Making sure we are allocating resources to fix the above issues.
- Enabling users to get in touch with the relevant person if they have any more issues we need to address and if they need extra assistance in retrieving the information they need.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 23rd September 2020. It was last reviewed on 23rd September 2020. This website was last tested on 27/07/2020. The test was carried out by All Able Ltd. All pages of the website were tested.