Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to 

This website is run by Hopwood Hall College & University Centre. We want as many people as possible to be able to navigate our website with ease and we are taking steps to ensure that it is as accessible as it can be. For example, that means you should be able to: 

  • change colours, contrast levels and font 
  • 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 

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 implemented ReciteMe in April 2023 which is accessed by clicking the ‘Accessibility’ toolbar at the top of the homepage. It provides assistive technologies which allow visitors to: 

  • Have our website text and documents read aloud 
  • Change the background colour of the website and the colour of the text 
  • Change font sizes 
  • Change font 
  • Zoom in on any part of a web page 
  • Translate our website into over 100 languages 
  • Lookup any word in the dictionary 

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible and fall below the standard of compliance we aim to achieve. A short review carried out in April 2024 ( has identified a number of issues which we are addressing and which will be completed by 31st July 2024. For example, we are working towards: 

  • Changing some of our colour palettes, contrast levels and fonts 
  • Labelling all of our images and PDF documents with alt tags to make them readable 
  • Being able to navigate most of the website using speech recognition software 
  • Having the ability to listen to most of the website using a screen reader 
  • Some older PDF documents may not be fully accessible to screen reader software 
  • Ensuring that videos have captions 

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: 0161 655 6974 

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 7days. 

If you cannot view the map on our  Travelling to Campuses – Hopwood Hall College and University Centre page then please call or email us at  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 that we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, then please 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).                                                 

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person 

We have audio induction loops to assist people who have a hearing impairment or, if you contact us before your visit we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter. 

Find out how to contact us at  Our Campuses – Hopwood Hall College and University Centre 

Technical information about this website’s accessibility 

Hopwood Hall College and University Centre 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 

As at 26 April 2024: 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:  

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations: 

  • 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 (non-text content). We plan to add text alternatives for all images by 31st July 2024. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards. 
  • Some pages scroll in two dimensions 
  • Some links cannot be used by screen readers 
  • Text contrast is not high enough 
  • Some headings do not contain machine readable text. 
  • Some fields do not identify their purpose 
  • Some links cannot be used by screen readers 

Content that’s 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. 

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. 

Live video: 

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

Preparation of this accessibility statement 

This statement was prepared on 29th April 2024. It was last reviewed on 30th April 2024. 

This website was last tested on 26th April 2024. The test was carried out by Itineris and Hopwood Hall College & University Centre. 

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Rochdale Road, Middleton
Manchester, M24 6XH
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St. Mary’s Gate
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