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Accessibility Statement

Accessibility statement for northlindsey.ac.uk

This accessibility statement applies to the North Lindsey College website, northlindsey.ac.uk.

This website is run by DN Colleges Group. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be 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
  • 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:

  • some of our older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • live video streams do not 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:

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 7 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 us via our Feedback and Complaints page or email webteam@dncolleges.ac.uk.

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

North Lindsey 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 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.

Image text alternatives

Some images on our news and blog posts 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 are currently working through all of these images to add a text alternative to every image. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.


Some forms do not have a high enough contrast of colours between text and background colours.

We are currently updating our stylesheets to ensure sufficient contrast and adaptability.

PDFs and other documents

Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with our policy and procedural information which may not always be accessible to screen reader software.

We are currently converting all of these documents into accessible HTML pages.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

Live video

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations. We will continue to provide captions and transcriptions for all non-live video content that is uploaded to our website.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

  • By end December 2022 all form styling will have been reviewed and updated to ensure contrast meets WCAG 2.1 requirements
  • By end January 2023 all images will have complete alternative text where applicable
  • By end May 2023 all policies and procedures will be available as HTML web pages by default instead of PDF files

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was first prepared on 14 August 2020. It was last reviewed on 9 December 2022.

This website was last tested on 6 September 2022. The test was carried out by the internal DN Colleges Group web team.

We used the following approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test.

We chose to use each of the following pages based on their high usage levels in our websites and importance of the information they contain to our visitors. Some pages of lesser visitor importance were used to enable sampling of other forms of media and functional website elements which are used less frequently throughout our website. The pages included in the most recent test are listed below: