This accessibility statement applies to the NESCol Degree Link website: degree-link.org.uk
This website is run by North East Scotland College (NESCol). 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 can see a full list of any issues we currently know about in the Non-accessible content section of this statement.
Feedback and contact information
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
- call 0300 330 5550
- Visit us: North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN
We'll consider your request and get back to you as soon as possible.
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, call 0300 330 5550 or email us at email@example.com
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
We provide a text relay service at Aberdeen City Campus and Fraserburgh Campus for people who are D/deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment.
Our Student Advice Centre at Aberdeen City Campus has an audio induction loop, or if you contact us before your visit we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.
Call 0300 330 5550 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Technical information about this website's accessibility
NESCol 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 and exemptions listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible. Work to resolve these issues is expected to be completed by September 2021.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
The skip to nav and skip to content links are not visible but can be fully controlled by keyboard. These should be visible for sighted keyboard users. This fails WCAG 2.4.7 Focus Visible (AA).
Focus indication is lost when selecting the navigation menu while zoomed in however once selected all menu items receive appropriate focus indication. When zoomed the menu is also described as a link rather than collapsible content. This fails WCAG 2.4.7 Focus Visible (AA) and 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value (A).
None of the pages on this website contain a page language. This can cause some issues for screen reader users and users who's first language is not English. This fails WCAG 3.1.1 Language of Page (A).
All footer content is focussed in a order that may not be expected although all footer content can be accessed by keyboard. This fails WCAG 2.4.3 Focus Order (A).
There are various contrast issues across the website for all text content, footer content and some navigational items including on the About Us page which contains text in front of images which can be difficult for some users to read. This fails WCAG 1.4.3 Contrast Minimum (AA).
Across the website there are various "read more" links such as on the About Us, Courses and Case Studies pages. These are not descriptive enough for some users moving through interactive elements and are not unique. This fails WCAG 2.4.4 Link Purpose (A) and 4.1.1 Parsing (A).
On the Associate Student scheme page there is a large image which links off to video content on the vimeo website. The purpose of this image link is not clearly described. This fails WCAG 1.1.1 Non-text Content (A) and 2.4.4 Link Purpose (A).
On pages such as the Creative Media Courses page some content is presented in a series of unconnected lists. This means that content that is visually styled to look like a table does not provide the context information for non-sighted users. This fails WCAG 1.3.1 Info and Relationships (A).
At this time, we have made no claims of disproportionate burden.
Content that's not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations. We also have some existing pre-recorded video content that was published before the 23rd September 2020. This content is also exempt from the regulations.
What we're doing to improve accessibility
We plan to identify and fix issues according to the timescales shown for each area above.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 8 July 2021. It was last reviewed on 8 July 2021. This website was last tested on 26/10/2020. The test was carried out by All Able Ltd. All pages of the website were tested along with a sample of the documents from each area of the website.