The College’s website accessibility statement is part of a formal policy that addresses disability in the broadest sense.
Stockport College and Trafford College operating under the The Trafford College Group are committed to a policy of equal opportunities for all.
Our commitment to accessibility
We aim to create an environment that enables anyone to participate fully in their college experience.
We have a formal policy that addresses disability, as defined by the Equality Act 2010, and includes:
- mobility and sensory impairments
- mental health issues
- specific learning difficulties (SpLD), including the autistic spectrum and Aspergers Syndrome
- medical conditions which may have an impact on day-to-day activities
Information for staff is on the internal Human Resources intranet. Please contact Human Resources if you have any questions about staff disability.
Information for students is available on the Student Disability Service section of the website.
Disability policy documents
The Trafford College Group has several policy documents concerning disability.
Website standards compliance
Our website is built using Extensible Hypertext Markup Language (XHTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), according to World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards.
It is designed to comply with our own accessibility standards, in line with recognised best practice. For example, our website follows the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and the British standard BS 8878 framework for web accessibility.
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Overview
BS 8878: Web accessibility code of practice
An EU directive on the accessibility of websites and web applications of public sector bodies came into force in September 2018. This was passed into UK law entitled as the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. This law reinforces the need to follow the standards above and in particular those defined in WCAG 2.1 AA standards.
Making public sector websites and web applications accessible
Public Sector Bodies Accessibility Regulations
When further government information is released about creating standardised web accessibility statements this will page will be updated to reflect these changes.