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Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to Glasgow Kelvin College’s website

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. We are committed to providing information that is easy to use and understand, for as many people as possible.

Under the new Accessibility Regulations, we are required to make reasonable adjustments to our website to make it more inclusive. The four bases for compliance that we are striving to achieve across our website are:

  • Perceivable – Accommodating for various sensory differences in vision, sound, and touch so that users can comprehend and consume the information in a way that is perceivable to them.
  • Operable – User interface and navigation components on a website must be usable by all.
  • Understandable – Both website information and operation of the user interface itself must be consistent and understandable.
  • Robust – The website must be standards compliant and able to function using all applicable technologies, including assistive software.

We have added Recite Me accessibility software to the website.

The software has been designed with WCAG principles at the core of the product, creating an inclusive digital environment, where users can:

  • Personalise font size, type, and colour options to make each web page easier to read. This is beneficial to readers who have dyslexia, dyspraxia, colour blindness, or decreased vision in general.
  • Download content as an audio file, which is great for those with vision problems.
  • Access text to speak functions in 35 different languages, which is beneficial for all site visitors with English literacy issues. The text can be read aloud at different speeds with either a male or female voice, which is great for autistic users too.
  • Utilise the screen mask and ruler, allowing those with ADHD and other attention disorders to focus rather than being distracted by other content on the page.
  • Convert text content into over 100 different on-screen languages, which is ideal for those for whom English is not their first language.
  • Make use of the toolbar’s built-in dictionary and thesaurus to check word definitions. This is particularly important for users with conditions like hyperlexia, who can read words but not necessarily understand their meaning.
  • Switch to “text-only” mode. This feature is favoured by those with conditions like Epilepsy, as they can strip away any media or graphics that may cause a seizure.

Further Information

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible. We are working towards compliance in 2020 and any new content will be fully compatible with the new standards.

  • most older PDF and other documents on the website are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • some videos do not have captions

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format:

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, please contact Marketing

Enforcement procedure

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

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Glasgow Kelvin College is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. We will publish the reasons under the headings listed below if appropriate and the actions we will be taking.

PDFs and other documents

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.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We will publish the actions we plan to take to improve accessibility, following the completion of our accessibility audit.

This statement was prepared on 23 September 2020. This website was last tested in September 2020.