Doncaster College and University Centre is committed to being an inclusive and accessible organisation. We designed and developed our website to meet web standards and practices to ensure the website itself and content included on it is as accessible as possible.
How we test our website
During development of any new content or feature, we use the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 to inform design and development. We also periodically test our website using the online testing tools recommended by gov.uk. Any issues raised or flagged by the online tests are manually checked and corrected if required.
We also respond to user reports where issues are raised.
Our websites include some legacy content developed or created prior to our current website. We know some of this content does not meet web standards and are gradually removing this content piece by piece.
Some of our older PDFs do not meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not be fully accessible to a screen reader. We are working to replace all of this content where possible, and all new content created for the website is designed to be available in multiple formats.
Some content we publish in PDF format such as advertising brochures prospectuses include content which is not fully accessible. Where this occurs, all content does also exist on our website in other formats for example our course pages and course subject area pages.
Where possible, videos and audio are accompanied on our web pages by the relevant content in other forms. For example student testimonials may be in video format with quotes also used around the page content.
We do not provide transcripts or audio description for all our videos, however subtitles are available for our videos using the automated service provided by YouTube.
Occasionally we have produced or been provided with produced artwork where text is placed over images and the contrast may not be as high as we would like. This will be avoided where possible and we will ensure that any information displayed in this manner is also available in an accessible format.
In addition, we recently made changes to our primary navigation bar on the website and where links are styled visually as buttons to increase both text size and contrast. This work was completed 26 November 2020.
Occasionally we have produced or been provided with externally produced artwork where text is placed over images and the text size may not be as large as we would like. This will be avoided at all where possible and we will ensure that any information displayed in this manner is also available in an accessible format.
We are launching a brand new website in second half 2020 which will address many of our existing content challenges. At this time we will update our Accessibility Statement to apply to the new website and its content.
If you find any problems that are not listed on this page or think we are not meeting the requirements of the accessibility regulations, please contact us via our Feedback and Complaints page.
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 are not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).