Accessibility statement

This accessibility statement applies to edinburghcollege.ac.uk

This website is run by Edinburgh College. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts

  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen

  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard

  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software

  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet also has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability. AbilityNet is a UK charity that exists to change the lives of disabled people by helping them to use digital technology at work, at home or in education.


How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software

  • all of our videos do not have captions


Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 5 days.


Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact the marketing department at marketingteam@edinburghcollege.ac.uk.


Enforcement procedure

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).


Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

We provide a text relay service for people who are D/deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment.

Our offices have audio induction loops, or if you contact us before your visit we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.


Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Edinburgh College is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.


Compliance Status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-accessible content listed below.


Non accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.


PDFs and other documents

  • Many of our older PDFs and Word documents don’t meet accessibility standards: for example, they may not be marked up so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2. Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, and forms published as Word documents. By 23 September 2022, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.


Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. For example, we do not plan to fix historic Board of Management papers.

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.


Live video

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.


What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We are committed to the continual improvement of the accessibility of our website. We achieve this by doing the following:

  • Perform regular accessibility audits
  • Speaking with our stakeholders and incorporating their feedback to improve our services.
  • Content editors are to ensure new content is accessible and have access to our training materials and guidance
  • Continually addressing any errors as we identify them in a timely manner


Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 23 August 2021. It was last reviewed on 23 August 2021.

This website was last tested on 23 August 2021.

We looked at the site home page plus sampled a range of key pages which cover all different page types, layouts and functionality.