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Accessibility Statement

Bradford College is committed to providing web pages that are universally accessible to all users

The Bradford College website aims to meet a minimum of W3C Level 2 compliance in line with the Web Accessibility guidelines (WCAG 1.0) standards.

Please contact the Webmaster if you have any issues with accessing information on our website or if you wish to provide any feedback or comments with regard to Web Accessibility for the Bradford College website.

When websites are correctly designed, developed and edited, all users can have equal access to the sites' information, functionality and benefits. Bradford College aims to make our websites accessible and usable for people of all abilities and disabilities. Many people use assistive technologies to allow them, for example, to view websites in easier-to-read colours, with larger fonts or as spoken text, or to navigate around a site using the keyboard only.

The following items have been prioritisted to assist with consistency and accessibility:-

  • Consistent Bradford College Header and Footer navigation
  • Navigation - Website navigation is coded as lists to ensure that all menu navigation can be read by screen readers. The first link on a Bradford College web page is a hidden link called "Skip to main content ". By pressing enter on this link, the screen reader will skip directly to the main page content. Some web pages include a "Back to Top" link(s). Pressing enter on these links will take the user back to the main content.
  • Heading elements (H1, H2, H3) etc. are used extensively throughout the website.
  • Images - All images are coded to use an ALT attribute. Blank alt attributes are used for decorative images such as bulleted-list images, spacer images, etc.
  • Font-sizing and Stylesheets – Content and presentation are separate with presentation being controlled by Stylesheets.  The default font is set to a sans-serif for main webpage content and fonts can be resized in each browser (see table below for detailed instructions).
  • Forms - All forms are coded where labels are explicitly linked to relevant input field

The Bradford College website can be customised to suit your own needs and preferences by changing basic appearence settings in the following browsers

Internet Browser

Settings

Internet Explorer

Change text size - View > Text Size.

Change colours and font style - Tools > Internet Options > Colours or Fonts.

Disable images - Tools > Internet Options > Advanced > scroll down to Multimedia > untick the box labelled ‘Show pictures’.

Disable JavaScript – Tools > Internet Options > Security > Custom Level > scroll down to Scripting > select Disable for Active Scripting.

Firefox

Change text size - View > Zoom > click on Zoom Text Onlythen go to View > Zoom > Zoom In (Ctrl++).

Change colours and font style – Tools (Firefox) > Options (Preferences) > Content > Advanced and Colors.

Disable images - Tools (Firefox) > Options (Preferences) > Content > untick the ‘Loads images automatically’ box.

Disable JavaScript - Tools (Firefox) > Options (Preferences) > Content > untick the ‘Enable JavaScript’ box.

To adjust your PDF viewing settings if you are experiencing problems reading PDF's - Tools > Options > Applications > choose Portable Document Format and Adobe Reader (default) or Adobe Acrobat (in Firefox). If you have a different PDF reader installed please select that from the list.

Safari (MSWindows)

Change font size - page menu icon (Safari) > Zoom > click on Zoom Text Only then go to page menu icon (Safari) > Zoom > Zoom In (Ctrl++).

Change font style or upload style sheet - settings icon (Safari) > Preferences > Appearance or Advanced.

Disable images -settings icon (Safari) > Preferences > Appearance > untick the ‘Display images when page opens’ box.

Disable JavaScript – (Safari) > Preferences > Security > untick the ‘Enable JavaScript’ box.

Safari (Mac)

Change font size - page menu icon (Safari) > Zoom > click on Zoom Text Only then go to page menu icon (Safari) > Zoom > Zoom In (Cmd++).

Change font style or upload style sheet - settings icon (Safari) > Preferences > Appearance or Advanced.

Disable images -settings icon (Safari) > Preferences > Appearance > untick the ‘Display images when page opens’ box.

Disable JavaScript – (Safari) > Preferences > Security > untick the ‘Enable JavaScript’ box.

Google Chrome

Change font size - settings icon (Chrome) > Options (Preferences) > Under the Hood > Font Size.

Change font style- settings icon (Chrome) > Options (Preferences) > Under the Hood > Customise Fonts.

Disable images - settings icon (Chrome) > Options (Preferences) > Under the Hood > Content settings... > select ‘Do not show any images’.

Disable JavaScript - settings icon (Chrome) > Options (Preferences) > Under the Hood > Content settings... > select ‘Do not allow any site to run JavaScript’.

Physical Access

DisabledGo logo

 

Visit DisabledGo for information on physical access to our campuses and facilities.

 

 

Support for Disabled Learners

To find out the range of support options available to our students please visit the Learner Support section of the website.

Teaching Materials

Many staff at the College post electronic copies of their teaching materials (in Word, PDF, PowerPoint, etc) onto to Moodle, which allows students to download. To find out how to customise electronic documents JISC TechDis Accessibility Essentials guides have some excellent suggestions.

Equipment/Software Loan

For enrolled students who register with Learner Support, we can offer a range of equipment on loan throughout the academic year to assist with your course studies.

Contact Us

We continue to make further improvements and enhancements to our website accessibility features and value your feedback. Please let us know of any problems you may have encountered, or of any features that you have found particularly useful by emailing [email protected]