Website Accessibility 

AECC University College is committed to developing websites that are fully inclusive and are actively making every effort to ensure that all pages on the public facing website comply with web accessibility guidelines.  Should you be unable to access any part of our website, please contact the marketing team by calling us on the form below they will endeavour to provide accessible alternative inline with your needs. 

It is our aim to provide a consistently high level of usability for our entire customer base by making improvements to our website and providing links to tools to enable particular disabled user groups to have a better experience on our website. 

Recent and planned developments

In March 2019 working with our digital agency we reviewed our fonts and have scheduled developments to improve font sizes, we have also introduced new page designs to allow our content to be easier to read, the migration of pages will continue until September 2019. In April we have reviewed our navigation through the website to make sure it works in a consistent way, we have found room for improvement here and developments are scheduled.  

In addition to a review of font size, navigation and page design, we have commenced; reorganisation of our images and are in the process of reviewing the descriptive alternative text on these images along with providing more clarity on link actions. We are also working with our digital agency on how they can support us further with keyboard navigation, using access keys for users without use of a mouse.  

Whilst we implement the above accessibility improvements, we would encourage visitors to visit the BBC help website (My web my way), which advises users on how to customise their computer set up and remove barriers to using the web. We introduce ways you can quickly improve your digital experience below. Due to the size and complexity of the University College web presence this is an ongoing process, we welcome online accessibility feedback from our website visitors and encourage this feedback to be sent using the form below. 

Accessibility support

Header Tags

HTML heading tags are used to convey document structure. H1 tags are used for main titles, H2 tags for subtitles, and so on.

Images

As much as possible, we have tried to ensure that all images have descriptive alternate text, or where images are used for decoration, they have empty alt tags.

Navigation 

We make sure that navigation through the site works in a consistent way and conduct usability reviews to make sure that content can be found easily by users. 

Font size

You may change the font size of this document to your preference through your browser.

You can change text size settings via your browser on a permanent basis or temporarily.

Internet Explorer: Click on the View menu and select Text Size.
Firefox: Click on the View menu and select Zoom, then Zoom in or out.
Chrome: Zoom the page using Ctrl + and Ctlr -
Windows: Zoom the page using Ctrl + and Ctlr -
Mac: Zoom the page using Command + and Command –
Further details on how to change your font can be found on the BBC website: My web my way – How to change your fonts

Colours

If you wish to override the site's colours, you can import your own style sheet within your browser preferences.

Style sheets

This site uses cascading style sheets (CSS) for visual layout. The use of style sheets ensures that the content of each page is readable and clearly structured. If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets you will still see all the content although the layout will look different.

Scripting

JavaScript is used on the website to improve usability. However it is possible to browse the website without JavaScript.

Using Adobe Acrobat

You’ll need Adobe Acrobat to view and print some of our documents which are in PDF format. Adobe’s website can help if you’d like to read PDF documents with a screen reader

Links

Linking text has generally been written to make sense out of context, for example 'Course Reading List PDF', instead of 'Click Here'.

Search

A search facility is available throughout the site to help you find items of interest.

Report an accessibility problem

Reporting your experience will help us further enhance the accessibility on our website. We encourage you to let us know of any issues you may encounter so we can look to put things right. If you need any help in reporting your difficulty with the website, please read the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) guide 'Contacting Organisations about Inaccessible Websites'.

Contacting organisations about inaccessible websites.

If you are not happy with your response received from AECC University College or the solution found, you may make contact under grounds of failure to improve or comply the following acts via: Equality and Human Rights Commission (Equality act 2010) or the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (Disability Discrimination Act 1995).

Accessibility feedback form

Let us know about any accessibility problems you encounter on the form below. We'll do our best to improve things and get you the information you need as soon as possible. Note: this form is not for reporting technical issues you experience while trying to access an online service (for example, Moodle / the website not working).

Please report these issues through the internal IT Helpline contact.

Complete the below form or call us to speak to the marketing team with your details. 

Accessibility feedback form

First name and surname would be useful

Let us know how we can improve.

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