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Accessibility Statement for www.sparsholt.ac.uk

Sparsholt College is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards.

Measures to support accessibility

Sparsholt College takes the following measures to ensure the accessibility of www.sparsholt.ac.uk:

  • Include accessibility as part of our mission statement.
  • Include accessibility throughout our internal policies.
  • Integrate accessibility into our procurement practices.

Conformance status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) define requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. www.sparsholt.ac.uk is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard.

Feedback

We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of www.sparsholt.ac.uk. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on www.sparsholt.ac.uk:

  • Email: marketing@sparsholt.ac.uk

We aim to respond to feedback within 5 working days.

Compatibility with browsers and assistive technology

www.sparsholt.ac.uk is designed to be compatible with the following assistive technologies:

  • Modern popular browsers with assistive technology on major operating systems (MacOS, Windows, Linux)

www.sparsholt.ac.uk is not compatible with:

  • Browsers older than 3 major versions
  • Mobile operating systems older than 5 years

Technical specifications

Accessibility of www.sparsholt.ac.uk relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:

  • HTML
  • WAI-ARIA
  • CSS
  • JavaScript

These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used.

Limitations and alternatives

Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility of www.sparsholt.ac.uk, there may be some limitations. Below is a description of known limitations, and potential solutions. Please contact us if you observe an issue not listed below.

Known limitations for www.sparsholt.ac.uk:

  1. Back to top button: This doesn’t move focus to top when activated because it requires additional development work. As part of ongoing development of our website, we will continue to make improvements to its accessibility. Please report this to us if it is causing an inability to navigate the website successfully.
  2. Home page sliders: These trap and can lose focus because a known problem with the javascript slider that is being used. As part of ongoing development of our website, we will continue to make improvements to its accessibility. Please report this to us if it is causing an inability to navigate the website successfully.
  3. Video content in sliders: There is no keyboard control to skip because of a limitation with the embed function of videos. As part of ongoing development of our website, we will continue to make improvements to its accessibility. Please report this to us if it is causing an inability to navigate the website successfully.
  4. Colour contrast on some buttons: Some buttons on the website do not have sufficient colour contrast because the brand guidelines need updating to reflect a more accessible design. We are continually developing our brand guidelines to improve accessibility. Please report this to us if it is causing an inability to read the website successfully.
  5. No skip to main content link: On accessible websites there is typically a ‘skip to main content link’ that allows users to skip to the body of content which is missing because it has not been implemented yet. As part of ongoing development of our website, we will continue to make improvements to its accessibility. Please report this to us if it is causing an inability to navigate the website successfully.

Assessment approach

Sparsholt College assessed the accessibility of www.sparsholt.ac.uk by the following approaches:

  • Self-evaluation

Formal approval of this accessibility statement

This Accessibility Statement is approved by:

Marketing Department

Marketing Manager

Formal complaints

Please contact us via email, phone or post to raise any accessibility issues with us.


This statement was created on 18th February 2021 using the Accessibility Statement Generator Plugin.