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Accessibility Statement for Derwen College

Our accessibility statement tells you how accessible our website is and how best to use it.

Our accessibility statement applies to Derwen College’s website
The website is managed by the Derwen College marketing team.

At Derwen College, we want as many people as possible to be able to use this site. We are committed to providing web accessibility for everyone, no matter how they need to access web content.

As part of this, we’ve made the text on our website clear and as simple as possible to understand. When using our website, you should be able to:

  • 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

If you need advice on making your advice easier to use if you have a disability, check out AbilityNet’s resources.

How accessible is our website?

This is a new website that has been built with accessibility regulations in mind. Despite that, we know some parts of this website are not fully accessible.

These are:

  • a few older documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • some document attachments are not written in plain English
  • sign-language, extended audio descriptions and media alternatives are not currently available for pre-recorded content
  • visual contrast is not at the enhanced level of 7:1 in some document attachments

Find out more about how our branding was developed with accessibility in mind.

Feedback and Contact Information


We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of the Derwen College website.
Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on the Derwen College website: 

We try to respond to feedback within 5 business days. 

How can I report accessibility problems with the website?

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of our website. We monitor our website and regularly update content to keep our site accessible.

Please contact us if you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements. You can contact us or call 01691 661234

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

Derwen College 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 fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.


PDFS and other documents

Some of our PDFs and Word documents are not essential to providing our services.

The accessibility regulations do not 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.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

As well as making sure new content follows the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, we also test our site using the online testing tools recommended by If these tests flag any issues, we work to correct them as required.

Preparation of this Accessibility Statement

This statement was prepared on 01 September 2022.
It was last reviewed on 29 September 2022.