Accessibility statement for Leeds College of Building

This accessibility statement applies to

This website is run by Leeds College of Building. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours and contrast levels
  • zoom in up to 200% 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.

How accessible this website is

High contrast colours are available by clicking the link function in the footer of every page of the website. However, if you are unable to access any parts of the website, please contact or 0113 222 6000.

We are working to address issues. If you are unable to access any parts of the website, please contact 0113 222 6000.

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

  • email
  • call 0113 222 6000

We’ll consider your request and reply to you in 10 days.

If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, call or email us for directions.

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 or 0113 222 6000. Please explain the problem you are encountering.

Enforcement procedure

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

Some of the rooms on our campuses have audio induction loops, or, if you contact us before your visit or meeting, we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter. They can interpret either in-person or via three-way video call.

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Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Leeds College of Building is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Some pdfs are not fully accessible to screen reader software. We are working to ensure all pdfs on the website comply by 31 May, 2023.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

Live video

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We will check the website each month to ensure compliance with WCAG 2.1.

Staff responsible for content will consult with external expert suppliers regularly to ensure website content meets the guidelines set.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 18 September, 2020. It was last reviewed on 20 February 2023. It was previously updated on 19 January 2023, 5 January 2023 and 24 August 2021.

This website was tested on 14 October 2019.  The test was carried out for Leeds College of Building by Enjoy Digital. You can read the full accessibility test report here: Accessibility Report

A further audit was carried out in August 2021 against the criteria outlined in 1.4 Criteria, which relates to new and amended criteria as part of the WCAG's version 2.2. This can be accessed here.

The website was tested on 11 November 2022 by the Government Digital Service. You can read the full report here.

The website was launched in February 2018.

The website will be reviewed in February 2024.