Accessibility statement for www.loreto.ac.uk

This accessibility statement applies to www.loreto.ac.uk. This website is run by Loreto Sixth Form
College and maintained by Carbon Creative. We want as many people as possible to be able to use
this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

• 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

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.

 

The accessibility of this website

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
• text alternatives are not available for all images or links
• most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
• some heading elements are not sequential
• the colour palette has minor contrast issues

 

Reporting accessibility issues 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, please contact us:

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0161 226 5156
Post: Loreto College, Chichester Road South, Manchester. M15 5PB

If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, you can contact the Equality Advisory
and Support Service (EASS).

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 feel that your complaint has still not been resolved, you can appeal to the EHRC.

 

Visiting us in person

Our Reception Desk, theatres and centre desks have audio induction loops.
Please call or email us if you require directions. Our contact information can also be found on our
website: contact Loreto College.

 

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Loreto Sixth Form 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-compliance with the accessibility regulations

• 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).
• Background and foreground colours do not have a sufficient contrast ratio. This fails WCAG
2.1 success criteria 1.4.3 and 1.4.6 (Contrast).
• Some headings are not in sequentially descending order. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion
1.3.2 (Meaningful Sequence).

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

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: Accessibility Regulations for PDFs

Some of our PDFs are essential to providing our services, such as our prospectuses. We plan to either
ensure these are accessible or replace them with accessible HTML pages by August 2024.

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: Accessibility Regulations for live video streams

 

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We plan to add text alternatives for all images, amend the colour palette and fix the sequence of
headings by August 2024. When we publish new content, we’ll make sure our use of images meets
accessibility standards.

We are creating an accessibility roadmap to show how and when we plan to improve accessibility on
this website. A link to this roadmap will be available in this document by August 2024.

 

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 24th October 2023.

This website was last tested internally on 24th October 2023. This website was last tested externally by
Carbon Creative on 24th July 2023.

We tested the homepage (https://www.loreto.ac.uk/) and a representative sample of pages with a
high ratio of links and images.

 

You can read the full accessibility test report here: Carbon Creative Accessibility Report

 

Created On: October 2023
Next Review: August 2024

Access the Accessibility Statement for www.loreto.ac.uk as a PDF document