Accessibility Statement


Providing an inclusive environment for everyone is of the utmost importance to Milton
Keynes College, both in our physical environments and learning spaces, as well as on
our digital platforms.

This accessibility statement outlines the work we have undertaken to make our website as
usable and accessible to as many people as possible. In addition to listing where we will be
making future improvements.

Naturally we want to provide the best possible browsing experience for everyone, across all
types of devices and assistive technologies. There is some useful information from the
organisation AbilityNet on making your devices easier to use which may also be of interest.

On our website currently, you can:

● increase font sizes and zoom in up to 300% without text overlapping
● navigate most pages using just a keyboard
● navigate most pages using speech recognition software
● listen to most pages using a screen reader
● change colours and contrast levels (with browser plugin/extensions)
● read and comprehend textual content (unless of a specific technical nature) including
captions on our YouTube videos

Where we will be making improvements

We know some parts of our website are not fully accessible, which is why we are currently in the
process of rebuilding our website to improve its accessibility and inclusive design, to a level
required by the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) Accessibility
Regulations 2018.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Level AA underpins these regulations, and
compliance ensures websites are Perceivable, Operable, Understandable and Robust (POUR).
The existing website is partially compliant but there are a number of issues that do not comply
that are outlined below.

Non-text content

● The majority of images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader
cannot access these descriptions. This will be corrected on the new website.
● You cannot bypass the navigation and skip to the main content when using a screen
reader. ‘Skip to content’ links will be introduced on the new website to improve the
navigation experience for all.
● There are non-distinguishable navigation landmarks (sections) that could cause confusion
for those using assistive devices. These will be correctly built into the new website.
● Breadcrumbs (which help signpost where users are on the website) are not present on all
pages – this will be corrected.

Colour contrast

● The text and background colours are not in sufficient contrast to each other in some
places. This is being reviewed and changed where required on the new templates.
● Some of our forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard and the
descriptions/labeling for some input fields will also be improved.
● Some PDFs are not fully accessible to screen readers – we will be ensuring all new PDFs
are tagged correctly going forward.
What to do if you cannot access parts of our website
If you need information from our website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print,
easy read, audio recording or braille:
● email
● call 01908 684444 and ask to speak to the website team

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in four working days. Please note that arranging
for alternative formats may take longer however we will respond to you within the above
time frame to discuss your requirements.

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