Accessibility statement for Leeds College of Building

This statement applies to content published by the College’s content management system (CMS) on the domain.

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:

  • toggle high contrast colours on and off
  • 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

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • live video streams do not have captions
  • some images have missing alternative text or do not have good alternative text
  • some of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard

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

We’ll consider your request and get back to you.

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:

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).

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 listed below.

Non-accessible content

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

  • Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1. We plan to fix this by December 2021. We have introduced a mandatory field in the content management system to ensure alternative text is present on new or updated pages that contain images.
  • Some of our call to actions might not make sense without reading the content around them. This fails WCAG 2.1A 2.4.4 success criterion (Link text is too generic in its current context).  We plan to fix this by December 2021.

Content that is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

PDFs and other documents

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 December 2021, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

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 review the website monthly to ensure compliance with WCAG 2.1. Staff responsible for content will be updated regularly to ensure website content meets the guidelines set.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was updated on 24 August 2021.

This website was tested on 14 October 2019.  The test was carried out 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.