The following statement explains how ncati.ac.uk meets The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Apps) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations.
We’re committed to providing a website experience that is accessible for everyone, regardless of ability or technology.
The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations set out the standards public sector bodies, including colleges, must reach.
The following accessibility statement sets out how the National College for Advanced Transport & Infrastructure meets its obligations.
We will update this statement as and when we make improvements to ncati.ac.uk
The College’s goal is to build and procure a website that works for everyone. To do this, we consider the different types of people who use the site, how they use it, and where they use it.
We are aware that the materials contained within our website may not be fully accessible for all users. We are exploring a range of approaches to updating these resources and also developing our staff’s ability to develop and update resources that are fully compliant.
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) explained
To make sure that our website and applications are accessible, we follow the World Wide Web Consortiums (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.1.
WCAG is a universally accepted standard for measuring the accessibility of a website or app. It uses a scale A, AA and AAA to rate the accessibility of content.
The College is committed to making sure, where possible, that its content meets A compliance. Compliance means people who have a disability should be able to access the majority of our content easily.
The College website
The College website (ncati.ac.uk) went live before 23 September 2018.
The website contains public-facing information including details about our courses and academic departments and functions. The site also includes information we are required to publish for legal, regulatory or statutory reasons.
How we meet WCAG standards
To make sure that our website is compliant with accessibility standards, users are able to:
- Change colours, contrast levels and fonts
- Zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
- Navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
- Provide alternative text descriptions for non-text elements such as images
- Listen to most of the website using a screen reader
- You can modify the line height or spacing of text using ‘SOGO’
The majority of our content meets WCAG 2.1 AA guidelines. We have, however, identified some instances where this is not the case.
The College is actively working to address the following issues, in the interim you might experience difficulty accessing:
- Some webpage headings do not provide a logical content structure or a clear information hierarchy.
- Many of our older PDFs and Word documents do not meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader.
- Some images don’t have a text alternative, so the information in them isn’t available to people using a screen reader. Some of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard.
- Audio descriptions are not provided for all prerecorded video content in synchronized media.
- Some of our links do not make sense or are unhelpful when removed from the context of surrounding content.
- Navigating the website using speech recognition software.
- There is no ‘skip to main content button’.
- Some of our buttons don’t show focus for keyboard-only users.
Should any issue be identified that cannot be fixed, as the cost of doing so would place a disproportionate burden on the College, we will identify what those issues are, list them and explain why they cannot be fixed at that time. Any issues falling into this category will be reviewed.
How we tested this website
This website was last tested on 16 September 2020 and we continue to audit. The test was carried out by our trusted agencies and College staff using a selection of automated tools, as well as manual checks.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
We have an ongoing strategy towards updating our website content in accordance with the guidelines set out by the WCAG 2.1.
We aim that the following changes will be made:
- We will update the webpage headings hierarchy.
- We will aim to update our PDF documents that are essential.
- We will update our alt-text in images.
- We will provide video captions where possible.
- We will ensure links make sense.
- We will aim for our buttons to have focus.
What to do if you can’t access parts of this website
If you need information on this website in a different format or you have a general question about accessibility contact:
Telephone: 0330 1200375
We’ll consider your request and get back to you with an initial response in 7 working days.
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:
Telephone: 0330 1200375