Accessibility Menu

Waltham Forest College is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

This accessibility statement applies to the College website – www.waltham.ac.uk.

This website is run by Waltham Forest College. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. The means our website:

  • Will allow the user to zoom up to 400%
  • Is navigable with only a keyboard and free of ‘Keyboard Traps’
  • Have a visible focus style for keyboard users to see their page position
  • Have sensical page titles
  • Is navigable with only a screen reader or assistive technologies
  • Use descriptive text links
  • Implement meaningful alternative text for images
  • Is free of contrast issues
  • Meet WCAG 2.1 AA standards

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliance(s) and the exemptions listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reason(s):

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Pathways Inline Frame - On all course pages that have pathway content, there are 2 errors, ‘Links must have discernible text’ and ‘id attribute value must be unique’. This fails WCAG success criteria 4.1.1 (Parsing) and 2.4.4 (Link Purpose).

This errors will be reviewed and corrected by Pathways on 25.04.23.

Issuu iFrame - On all newsletter pages that have Issuu iFrames, the iFrames generate a “Links must have discernible text” error. This fails WCAG success criteria 2.4.4 (Link Purpose).

As this is a third-party embed, we cannot correct this issue and have removed the Issuu iFrame from our website on 25.04.23.

Content Exemptions – Third-party content that is neither funded, nor developed by, nor under the control of, Waltham Forest College

Empty Form Labels - On some occasions, the Google Translate tool inserts a survey to ask the user to rate the quality of the translation. This survey form contains hidden inputs that do not have labels. This fails WCAG success criteria 3.3.2 (Labels or Instructions).

This cannot be fixed as this is a third-party content outside our control.

Eventbrite Modal - A modal dialog is a dialog that appears on top of the main content and moves the system into a special mode requiring user interaction. On all the website’s event pages that have Eventbrite booking modals, the modals generate an “id attribute value must be unique” error. This fails WCAG success criterion 4.1.1 (Parsing).

As this is a third-party modal, we cannot correct this issue.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 24.04.23. It was reviewed on 27.04.23.

This website was last tested on 19.04.23. The test was carried out by Qlue, Web-Design Services. 

We used this appraoch to deciding on a sample of pages to test - Accessibility Audit

Feedback and contact information

If you would like to provide feedback, request for further information or to report any compliance failures, please contact the College’s Marketing Team via the details below:

Email marketing@waltham.ac.uk

Call 020 8501 8501 or 020 8501 8102

We’ll consider your feedback and/or request and aim get back to you in 14 days.

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).

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