This is an accessibility statement for Mont Rose College of Management and Sciences (hereafter known as MRC or we) official website (hereafter known as URL or website) www.mrcollege.ac.uk and virtual learning environment (hereafter known as vle). The website and vle owned by MRC.
We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website and our vle. Therefore we make sure that our website and vle complies with the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’).
Our website can;
We’ve also made the website and vle text as simple as possible to understand.
How accessible this website and vle is
We know some parts of this website and vle aren’t fully accessible:
What to do if you can’t access parts of this website and vle
If you need information on this website and vle 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 2 days.
If you can’t view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, call or email us on the above details for directions.
Reporting accessibility problems with this website and vle
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website and vle. If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements,
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.
Find out how to contact us
Technical information about this website and vle accessibility
MRC is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This website and vle are fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.
This website and vle are partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.
This website and vle are not compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. The non-accessible sections are listed below.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
Some images don’t have a text alternative, so the information in them isn’t available to people using a screen reader. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).
We plan to add text alternatives for all images by September 2020. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.
Navigation and accessing information
There’s no way to skip the repeated content in the page header (for example, a ‘skip to main content’ option). This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.1 (bypass blocks).
It’s not always possible to change the device orientation from horizontal to vertical without making it more difficult to view the content. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.4 (orientation).
It’s not possible for users to change text size without some of the content overlappings. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.4 (resize text).
Interactive tools and transactions
Some of our interactive forms are difficult to navigate using a keyboard. For example, because some form controls are missing a ‘label’ tag.
Our forms are built and hosted through third party software and ‘skinned’ to look like our website. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1.
We’ve assessed the cost of fixing the issues with navigation and accessing information, and with interactive tools and transactions. We believe that doing so now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. We will make another assessment when the supplier contract is up for renewal, likely to be in one week time.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations PDFs and other documents
Many of our older PDFs and Word documents don’t meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not be structured 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 September 2020, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.
The accessibility regulations don’t require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
Live video streams don’t have captions. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.2.4.
We don’t plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.
How we tested this website and vle
This website and vle were last tested on 25/07/2019. The test was carried out by
Mr Abdul Jabar.
We used chrome accessibility application to test the website and vle.
You can read the full accessibility test report.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
We are continually monitoring and developing our website to make sure that our website must comply with all the requirements of the governing body.
This statement was prepared on 25/07/2019. It was last updated on 25/07/2019.