This statement relates to content published on the North West Regional College (NWRC) website at www.nwrc.ac.uk. Other websites that also belong to NWRC and use nwrcr.ac.uk sub-domains are managed locally and will have separate statements with information relevant to them. It is our aim to encourage as many people as possible to be able to use our website and we are continually working towards improving its accessibility. We follow general principles of usability and universal design, and endeavour to meet level 2 (AA) of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1.
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible. For example:
- Some sections cannot be navigated with just a keyboard (megamenus)
- some older PDF documents may not be fully accessible to screen reader software
- some videos may not have captions or audio descriptions
Our Learning Link and Student Services team offers up-to-date information for prospective students and staff with specific learning difficulties, disabilities, sensory impairments, mental health difficulties and medical conditions.
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
We are committed to making our website accessible, in accordance with the relevant accessibility regulations. This website is partially compliant with the WCAG 2.1 AA standard, due to the instances of non-compliance and exceptions listed below. Some non-essential PDF documents that were published before 2018 may not be fully accessible. All subsequent PDF documents will comply with accessibility regulations.
Our site uses third-party content which may not be fully accessible. This includes content we publish on social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter. We are responsible for ensuring the accessibility of the content we produce, however we have no control over the accessibility of these platforms.
What we’re doing
We have an ongoing programme of work to address any accessibility issues that are highlighted by our scans. We are continually working on our content and site structure, and finding ways to make the site more intuitive and easy to navigate. We are developing guidelines on how to create accessible content to help those colleagues working on other College websites.