This accessibility statement applies to the Northampton College Library website. The content on this website are intended to be able to be accessible to all and any issues with accessibility or assistive technology are listed in this statement.
View the site your way
We want as many people as possible to be able to use our websites. 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 has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
Feedback and contact information
We will consider your request and get back to you within 10 days, when we will confirm what we can do to help you and offer advice.
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
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, please contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).
Technical information about this website's accessibility
Northampton College is committed to making this 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 (WCAG) 2.1 AA standard, non compliance and exemptions are listed below.
The below list are known issues that we are aware need fixing, cannot fix or do not need to fix at the moment.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
The following are issues we need to fix. These issues refer to both library.northamptoncollege.ac.uk and the WordPress platform.
WordPress is an open source content management system for creating websites.
WordPress has produced the following accessibility statement.
The WordPress Trac website details any current issues with a focus on accessibility. All new WordPress code must conform to WCAG 2.1 at Level AA and the WordPress Accessibility team provide details on their auditing and testing of WordPress code.
Listed below are issues with our website which we have identified as not being accessible.
Images without a description
There are some images on our website which do not have appropriate alternative text (WCAG: 1.1.1).
There are some instances on our pages where the contrast between text and background may be low and hamper those with a vision impairment (WCAG: 1.4.3).
Links without meaningful purpose
Some of our hyperlinks/link text are not labelled clearly, which means users with screen reader’s will not know where the hyperlink is taking them prior to clicking (WCAG: 2.4.4).
Headings and labels
Some labels and interactive controls do not have informative/accessible naming applied (WCAG: 2.4.6).
As users tab through our website some elements may not be instantly visible to users. For example the colour which highlights the element does not have visible contrast differences to identify the element (WCAG: 2.4.7).
Links opening in new browser videos
Some links open in new browser windows, which could disorientate users (WCAG: 3.2.5).
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
Our accessibility issues have been identified through our auditing/testing processes and we will look to fix these issues as soon as possible.
Support for searchBOX (centralised, independent directory of third-party accessibility information)
To help accessibility compliance across the sector, Northampton College supports searchBOX, a centralised, independent directory of third-party accessibility information.
searchBOX catalogues the contact information and accessibility statements of third-party suppliers, enables the sharing of community-generated accessibility statements, and allows users to map their supplier ecosystem.
Users can access third-party accessibility statements using the free searchBOX Finder service. Northampton College encourages all our partners and suppliers to support this effort by ensuring that their accessibility information is included in the searchBOX directory.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 14/07/22. It was last reviewed on 14/07/22.
This website was last tested on 22/06/22. The test was carried out by Northampton College.