This accessibility statement applies to www.hopwood.ac.uk
This website is run by Hopwood Hall College. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:
Call: 0161 643 7560 ext. 1674
We’ll consider the request and get back to you in 5 working days.
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, please contact us as above.
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).
We can provide a text relay service for people who are D/deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment.
Some of our offices have audio induction loops but if you contact us before your visit, we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.
Please contact us as above.
Hopwood Hall College is committed to making its 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 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.
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 (non-text content).
We plan to add text alternatives for all images by September 2020. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.
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 September 2020, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.
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. For example, we do not plan to fix [example of non-essential document].
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.
Our accessibility roadmap shows how and when we plan to improve accessibility on this website. Please contact us as above for a copy.
This statement was prepared on 26th August 2020. It was last reviewed on 23rd September 2020.
This website was last tested on 10th September 2020. The test was carried out by Jane Beresford-Sale via https://wave.webaim.org/.
We decided to test a representative sample of documents held on our VLE from various curriculum areas, plus a higher proportion of documents on the college website that relate directly to the services we provide and an even higher proportion of documents on the website that relate directly to services aimed at disabled people.