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SGS Sixth

Accessibility Statement

South Gloucestershire and Stroud College and Sixth Form believes that all individuals, regardless of restriction or ability, should be able to have equal access to digital information. It is our goal to continuously innovate and we are committed to making our website available to everyone.

Introduction

We at SGS College and SGS Sixth are committed to ensuring that our website is accessible to everyone, regardless of their abilities or disabilities. We continuously strive to improve our website's accessibility, adhering to web accessibility standards and guidelines. This accessibility statement outlines our efforts to make www.sixth.sgscol.ac.uk more user-friendly for all visitors.

Feedback

We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of www.sixth.sgscol.ac.uk. If you encounter any accessibility issues or have suggestions for improvement, please let us know. You can contact us by: Email: info@sgscol.ac.uk Phone: 0800 0567 253

Assistive Technology Compatibility

Our website is designed to work well with common assistive technologies, including:

  • Screen readers (e.g., JAWS, NVDA, Voiceover)

  • Screen magnifiers

  • Speech recognition software

  • Third-Party Content

Some content on our website may come from third-party sources. While we strive to ensure their accessibility, we do not have full control over their accessibility features.

Alternative Access

If you require information from our website in an alternative format, please contact us using the provided contact information, and we will work to accommodate your request.

Conformance Status

We are dedicated to ensuring our website complies with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 at the AA level. We periodically review our website to evaluate and improve accessibility.

Currently our website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliance elements used within the site. We are working towards achieving AA status and will be publishing our 'Road Map' shortly.

Accessibility Features

To enhance accessibility, we have implemented the following features:

  • Alternative Text: We provide alternative text for the majority of our images (with 100% of our images having this feature by late January 2024), enabling screen readers and text-to-speech software to describe visual content to users.

  • Keyboard Navigation: You can navigate our website using just a keyboard, making it easier for users who cannot use a mouse.

  • Colour Contrast: We have partially ensured adequate colour contrast to improve readability for users with visual impairments. See ‘Road Map’ for further details.

  • Text Resizing: You can adjust the text size on our website to suit your preferences.

Ongoing Improvements

We are committed to ongoing efforts to improve the accessibility of our website. Regular accessibility audits, testing, and user feedback help guide these improvements.

Accessibility Statement Updates

We will review and update this accessibility statement periodically to reflect our ongoing commitment to inclusivity.

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