Why do we want our website to be accessible?

We want everyone who visits the Barnsley College website to feel welcome and find the experience rewarding. Some people with disabilities find using the web difficult and many sites do not accommodate those with visual or other disabilities. Whilst we know that it is impossible to design a site that everyone can use, we have strived to design and build this site with accessibility in mind so that more people can access its content.

What are we doing?

To help us make our website a positive place for everyone, we’ve been using the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities, and user friendly for everyone.

The guidelines have three levels of accessibility (A, AA and AAA). We’ve chosen Level A as the target for the Barnsley College website.

How are we doing?

We’re working hard to achieve our goal of Level A accessibility, but we realise there are some areas that still need improving. The following information explains what we’re doing to make that happen.

Success criteria 1.2.3:

We are working towards providing audio descriptions or media alternatives for all our video content

Things you can do yourself

You can change the font size of any web page to your preference through your browser:
  • In Internet Explorer, select View, then Text Size, and then your preferred size.
  • In Firefox, select View, then Text Zoom or Zoom, and then your preferred option.
  • In Safari, select View, then your preferred option for making the text bigger or smaller.

Let us know what you think

If you enjoyed using the Barnsley College website, or if you had trouble with any part of it, please get in touch. We’d like to hear from you in any of the following ways:

Last updated: 9th August 2017

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