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Shrewsbury Colleges Group is committed to providing web pages that are accessible to all users.

The Shrewsbury Colleges Group website aims to meet a minimum of WCAG 2.0 AA compliance in line with the Web Accessibility guidelines (WCAG 2.0) standards.

Documents on our website, such as policies, are being replaced as PDFs in a format that meets accessibility standards.

Please contact the Webmaster if you have any issues with accessing the information on this website or if you wish to provide any feedback.

When websites are designed, developed and edited, all users can have equal access to the sites' information, functionality and benefits. We aim to make our website accessible and usable for people of all abilities and disabilities.

We aim to audit our website every six months and resolve any conflicts that may have arisen since the last audit (January 2020).

Many people use assistive technologies to allow them to view websites in easier-to-read colours, larger fonts or as spoken text. They can also help to navigate around a site using the keyboard only.

The following items have been prioritised to assist with consistency and accessibility:

  • Consistent Shrewsbury Colleges Group Header and Footer navigation
  • Navigation - Website navigation is coded as lists to ensure that all menu navigation can be read by screen readers.
  • Heading elements (H1, H2, H3) etc. are used throughout the website.
  • Images - All images are coded to use an ALT attribute. Blank alt attributes are used for decorative images such as bulleted-list images, spacer images, etc.
  • Font-sizing and Stylesheets - Content and presentation are separate with presentation being controlled by Stylesheets. The default font is set to a sans-serif for main webpage content and fonts can be resized in each browser (see table below for detailed instructions).
  • Forms - All forms are coded where labels are explicitly linked to relevant input field

This website can be customised to suit your own needs and preferences by changing basic appearance settings in the following browsers:

Browser

Settings

Internet Explorer

Change text size - View > Text Size.

Change colours and font style - Tools > Internet Options > Colours or Fonts.

Disable images - Tools > Internet Options > Advanced > scroll down to Multimedia > untick the box labelled ‘Show pictures’.

Disable JavaScript – Tools > Internet Options > Security > Custom Level > scroll down to Scripting > select Disable for Active Scripting.

Firefox

Change text size - View > Zoom > click on Zoom Text Only then go to View > Zoom > Zoom In (Ctrl++).

Change colours and font style – Tools (Firefox) > Options (Preferences) > Content > Advanced and Colors.

Disable images - Tools (Firefox) > Options (Preferences) > Content > untick the ‘Loads images automatically’ box.

Disable JavaScript - Tools (Firefox) > Options (Preferences) > Content > untick the ‘Enable JavaScript’ box.

To adjust your PDF viewing settings if you are experiencing problems reading PDF's - Tools > Options > Applications > choose Portable Document Format and Adobe Reader (default) or Adobe Acrobat (in Firefox). If you have a different PDF reader installed please select that from the list.

Safari (MSWindows)

Change font size - page menu icon (Safari) > Zoom > click on Zoom Text Only then go to page menu icon (Safari) > Zoom > Zoom In (Ctrl++).

Change font style or upload style sheet - settings icon (Safari) > Preferences > Appearance or Advanced.

Disable images -settings icon (Safari) > Preferences > Appearance > untick the ‘Display images when page opens’ box.

Disable JavaScript – (Safari) > Preferences > Security > untick the ‘Enable JavaScript’ box.

Safari (Mac)

Change font size - page menu icon (Safari) > Zoom > click on Zoom Text Only then go to page menu icon (Safari) > Zoom > Zoom In (Cmd++).

Change font style or upload style sheet - settings icon (Safari) > Preferences > Appearance or Advanced.

Disable images -settings icon (Safari) > Preferences > Appearance > untick the ‘Display images when page opens’ box.

Disable JavaScript – (Safari) > Preferences > Security > untick the ‘Enable JavaScript’ box.

Google Chrome

Change font size - settings icon (Chrome) > Options (Preferences) > Under the Hood > Font Size.

Change font style- settings icon (Chrome) > Options (Preferences) > Under the Hood > Customise Fonts.

Disable images - settings icon (Chrome) > Options (Preferences) > Under the Hood > Content settings... > select ‘Do not show any images’.

Disable JavaScript - settings icon (Chrome) > Options (Preferences) > Under the Hood > Content settings... > select ‘Do not allow any site to run JavaScript’.

 

Additional Learning Support

To find out the range of support options available to our students please visit the Additional Learning Support section of the website.