How accessible is this website?
This website (https://www.sccb.ac.uk) is run by South and City College Birmingham. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
- zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
- navigate the architecture of the website using speech recognition software
- listen to most of the website using a screen reader
- the text will reflow into a single column when you change the size of the browser window
- you can produce and download alternative format versions of the page content using Blackboard Ally for Web
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
- most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
- older videos don’t have captions
- some of our website is difficult to navigate using just a keyboard
- maps on our ’campus’ pages can only be magnified within the capacity of the mapping service in most cases this is Google Maps
- we are still working on making the application form more accessible
- Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content). We plan to add text alternatives for all images. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.
What to do if you cannot access parts of this website
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:
- call: 0121 694 5000
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 us:
- call: 0121 694 5000
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
South and City College Birmingham is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed above.
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).
Our site includes third party content and functionality. We cannot always guarantee its accessibility but we are responsible for taking steps to make sure that it meets accessibility standards.
Links to other websites
We link to other websites that may benefit our users. This may include:
- news websites
- social media platforms
- official information sources, such as The Met Office, GOV.UK or nhs.uk.
We are not responsible for the accessibility of these or any other websites we do not manage.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
We are working hard to improve on any issues and our accessibility compliance is reviewed regularly.
This statement was prepared on 22 September 2020 when it was first published.