Coleg Sir Gâr is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This accessibility statement applies to https://www.colegsirgar.ac.uk/index.php/en
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use. We are also proud to work with ‘Recite Me’; a leader in the field of accessibility technology.
At the top of each page of our website, you will find a launch button for our ‘Recite Me’ toolbar.
‘Recite Me’ makes websites accessible to users who may have learning difficulties, dyslexia, mild visual impairment or English as a second language. This affects 20% of the UK population.
Recite works across ALL devices and platforms. It offers Cloud-based technology – nothing to download
- Compliance with European and UK legislation
- Text-to-speech conversions
- Automatic translation of website content into 52 languages
Recite Me Assistive Toolbar Features
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons:
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations:
- WCAG 4.1.2
The captcha buttons on the ‘Contact Us’ form do not have discernable text. This issue has been reported to the developers of the plugin, who have agreed to fix it in their next update. Timescale to fix - Dependent on developers - we will implement any updates as soon as they are available.
- WCAG 2.1.1
Using Screen Reader features and keyboard access concurrently causes some elements to revert to being inaccessible. This is due to compatibility conflicts between YooTheme Pro page builder and ReciteMe accessibility toolbar. Coleg Sir Gâr have been in contact with developers who are working to find solutions to these issues. Timescale to fix - Dependent on Youtheme developers - we will implement any updates as soon as they are available.
- WCAG 2.4.4 and WCAG 4.1.2
Close Off Canvas - This refers to the ‘X’ to close the mobile menu (which can be accessed at 200% zoom). This is due to the YooTheme page builder and is not something we currently have the ability to change. YooTheme is aware of the need to address this issue and we will implement any updates as soon as they are available to us. Timescale to fix - Dependent on Youtheme developers - we will implement any updates as soon as they are available.
The Breezing Forms plugin does not currently allow for Aria Labels to be added to the form buttons in order to have discernible text. Coleg Sir Gâr has been in contact with the Breezing Forms plugin developer who has confirmed that this will be a feature included in the next Breezing forms plugin update. Timescale to fix - Dependent on Breezing Forms - We will implement any updates as soon as they are available to us.
- WCAG 2.4.2
Historical PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software and may not have appropriate page titles. We will ensure that all new content is created with accessibility in mind and will work to fix historical documents that were created since 23 September 2018. Timescale to fix - We will aim to fix this by the end of 2023, subject to review.
- WCAG 2.4.4
Some historical hyperlinks do not have unique or meaningful text. We will ensure that all new hyperlinks will be given unique or meaningful text and will work to retroactively fix hyperlinks, removing raw URLS and updating link copy. Timescale to fix - We will aim to fix this by the end of 2023, subject to review.
- WCAG 1.4.3
Some historical elements of the website do not have sufficient colour contrast. Global colour settings have been selected to comply with WGAC guidelines and we will ensure that all new content is accessible. We will work to update historical content to bring it up to standard. Timescale to fix - We will aim to fix this by the end of 2023, subject to review.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations:
- WCAG 2.4.2
Historical PDF documents don’t meet accessibility standards; for example, they may not be marked up so they’re accessible to a screen reader. The accessibility regulations don’t require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. We will ensure that any new documents we publish meet accessibility standards.
Auditing and testing
Coleg Sir Gâr is in the process of contracting CTI Digital Ltd to provide a comprehensive accessibility audit of our website. This work will be completed by summer 2023.
We have also installed the Axe Accessibility browser extension so that we can test and improve pages on a more regular basis, as they are built or updated.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 15/02/2023.
This statement has been prepared in response to an accessibility audit completed by the Government Digital Service on select pages of the Coleg Sir Gâr website.
This statement will be reviewed and updated at the end of 2023.
Feedback and contact information
We will review the request and get back to you with a solution within 10 working days.
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).
Equality Advisory Service Website