Bury College Web Accessibility Statement

Bury College is committed to providing web pages that are available and accessible to all. To fulfil this promise, we aim to comply as closely as possible with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG 2.1) published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

The College is aware that visitors with visual or hearing impairment use assistive technologies to allow them to view websites in easier-to-read colours, using larger fonts or as spoken text, or to navigate around a site using the keyboard only. Accordingly, we aim to ensure that our site supports these tools.

The following have been adjusted/added to assist with accessibility:


  • Appropriate ALT text has been added to all images for use with screen readers
  • Colour contrast has been carefully considered throughout the website
  • Website navigation is coded as lists to ensure that menu navigation can be read by screen readers. Some web pages include a ‘Back to Top’ link(s) and pressing ‘enter’ on these links will take the user back to the main content.
  • Heading elements (H1, H2, H3) etc. are used extensively throughout the website.
  • The default font is set to a sans-serif for main webpage content and fonts can be resized in each browser.
  • Zooming 300% within the browser is still clear and usable
  • Pages are displayed in a logical order
  • We’ve made website text as simple as possible to understand
  • Keyboard navigation is possible but we are looking into adding a focus element so that the user can clearly see where they are
  • Form fields are labelled appropriately
  • It is possible to use a screen reader to listen through the majority of the website.
  • Removal of most animations involving text fading in


Adapting your experience to your needs

We have made the site as usable as we can, but you might have a better experience if you change the settings on your computer to suit your individual needs.

For example, you might change the site’s colours, increase the text size, or have the site spoken aloud.

For help customising your experience using accessibility features already on your computer, or by installing extra assistive technologies, try these sites:



Known problems with this site’s accessibility

Some parts of our current website may not be fully accessible. We are currently working to address these issues:

  • Older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen readers and we’re are researching alternative options
  • Keyboard navigation experience - adding a tab focus and a skip to main content & skip to search feature is on our development list
  • Improved aria tags for screen readers
  • Homepage banner does not currently have a pause or hide button


Additional Support for people with learning difficulties and disabilities

We have a dedicated Learner Support team in College to provide assistance to enrolled students with special educational needs and disabilities.

For more information visit:


Reporting accessibility problems 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:

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will be improved to meet accessibility standards as best as we can. Please contact us if you have difficulty with any of the documents on the site and we will work to provide you with the content in an alternative, more accessible format.


This statement was updated on the 15th July 2021 and will be updated with any further improvements.


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