Accessibility Statement – West Herts College
Accessibility scope and aspirations
This accessibility statement applies to www.westherts.ac.uk, the primary website for West Herts College. We aspire to make this website as usable as possible for all. For example, users can:
- Change colours, contrast levels and fonts
- Zoom in, without 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
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
How accessible this website it
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
- Some downloadable content are not fully compatible with accessibility software
- Some of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard
- Not all video content contains captions
If you need information on this website in a different format please contact
We’ll consider your request and do our best to get back to you within five working days.
Reporting Accessibility problems with this website
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find problems not listed on this page please contact us, FAO Head of Marketing and/or Head of Student Support.
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
West Herts 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 fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
A new version of this website will be published no later than September 2022. This will include replacing or updating any old content that does not fully meet accessibility expectations.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
PDFs and other documents
Some of our PDFs and downloadable documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, and may have some forms published as Word documents. By September 2022, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.
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 or be accessible in an alternative format.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
Autumn 2022 will see the launch of a new website, allowing for additional content outside of scope to meet the accessibility expectations.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was reviewed on 17 March 2022. The website was last tested on 16 March 2022. The test was carried out in-house use aXe web tool, one of the UK Government’s approved testing tools.
The new version of this website will be audited by an external auditor against the latest accessibility regulations and will continue to be tested externally bi-annually.