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Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to  https://www.bridgendpathways.co.uk

This website has been developed by Bridgend County Borough Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use the website, feel welcome and find the experience rewarding. For example, that means you should be able to

Zoom in up to 200% without the text spilling off the screen.
Adjust text spacing without affecting layout or usability.
Navigate the website using just a keyboard.
Skip to main content when required.
Use a consistent navigation across the site.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible www.bridgendpathways.co.uk is

The website has been evaluated by Waters Creaitve and they certify that www.bridgendpathways.co.uk is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

We know some parts of www.bridgendpathways.co.uk aren't as accessible as they should be:

  • Alternative text of images should not be repeated as text

  • Ensures all page content is contained by landmarks

  • Document must have one 'main' landmark

  • Elements must have sufficient color contrast

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on www.bridgendpathways.co.uk in a different format please contact us:

Email: John.Fabes@bridgend.gov.uk

We'll consider your request and get back to you in 7 days.

Reporting accessibility problems with www.bridgendpathways.co.uk

We're always looking to improve the accessibility of the website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we're not meeting accessibility requirements:

Email:  John.Fabes@bridgend.gov.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 the website’s accessibility

Bridgend County Borough Council is committed to making all its websites accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status

www.bridgendpathways.co.uk is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA/A standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Elements must have sufficient color contrast
On the course pages, some non-content elements have insufficient colour contrast. For example, the Gold widget on the course page with small white text has insufficient colour contrast due to the font size involved.
Action: Update default styles for the regions on question to provide sufficient contrast.

How will address non-compliance

The above criterion failures will be addressed through the following:

Work with our third party developers to address these issues.

Disproportionate Burden

An assessment has been made taking into account the size and resources available to the organization, any content that is judged a disproportionate burden are stated in this section.

Navigation and accessing information

No issues or not applicable.

Interactive tools and transactions

No issues or not applicable.

Interactive tools

No issues or not applicable.

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

An assessment has been made taking into account the size and resources available to the organization, any content that is judged out of scope of the regulations are stated in this section.

PDFs and other documents

The accessibility regulations don’t require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

Our Website Accessibility Roadmap shows how and when we plan to improve accessibility on www.bridgendpathways.co.uk.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 05/10/2020 It was last updated on 05/10/2020.

The website www.bridgendpathways.co.uk was last tested on 05/10/2020. The test was carried out by a member of the website development team at Waters Creative.

We used a consistent process and approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test, testing the following pages using the Axe accessibility tool: Homepage, About page, Course search page, Course view page.

We are currently sourcing case studies of students from Bridgend schools and these will be uploaded soon.

 - Course Testimonial