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Until the new website is launched, we have completed the following to improve accessibility:

  • Worked with our website developers to improve code for accessibility.
  • Added a new role within the college (continuing post-merger) supporting accessibility.
  • Applied UserWay widget, as an additional layer of support.


This statement applies to content published on

For other web addresses you should refer to the accessibility statement for that domain or sub domain.

This website is run by Central Bedfordshire College. 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 200% without problems
  • Change colours, contrast levels and fonts.
  • Navigate some 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.

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


Parts of this website are not fully accessible. For example:

  • Many documents are in PDF format and are not tagged for accessibility, or have a meaningful title specified.
  • Some images have poor colour contrast.
  • Some heading elements are not consistent.
  • Some error messages are not clearly associated with form controls.
  • Some images do not have image descriptions.
  • Some buttons are not correctly identified.
  • Most video content does not have captions, transcriptions, or audio descriptions.
  • Zooming over 200% may cause some elements to change on the page or the text will not reflow in a single column when you change the size of the browser window.
  • The banner menu is not accessible via keyboard.


If you experience any problems accessing any elements on this website, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We are working to make all PDF’s post 2018 accessible. Please notify us if you identify any PDF’s that are not accessible.

Please contact us if you wish for any PDF prior to 2018 to be made Accessible. We will consider your request and get back to you in seven working days.

If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, call us at 01582 477776 or email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for directions.

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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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 this website’s accessibility

Central Bedfordshire 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. We are working to ensure the new website meets all accessibility requirements.

Non-accessible content - non-compliance with regulations

All Issues below will be resolved by October 2023.

  1. Zoom over 200% can obscure content. This Fails (WCAG 1.4.4 Resize text AA). When zooming in at 200% the merger news and burger menu can resize causing it to take up a significant portion of the screen. This Fails (WCAG 1.4.4 Resize text AA) and (WCAG 1.4.10 Reflow AA).
  2. When navigating using the keyboard, the focus is not always visible. (WCAG 2.4.7 Focus Visible).
  3. Some alternative text descriptions do not contain all text in images. This fails 1.1.1 Non-text Content (A) and 1.4.5 Images of Text (A). (this is minimised by using UserWay widget).
  4. There are multiple colour contrast failures related to links and heading styles. This fails 1.4.3 Contrast Minimum (AA). (This is minimised by using UserWay widget).
  5. Not all PDF’s have page titled (WCAG 2.4.2 Page Titled) or have all alternative text for images (WCAG 1.1.1 Non-text content).


We are working on the findings of our latest accessibility testing and are aiming to ensure the new website adheres to government accessibility regulations 2018 this new website is expected to be live in quarter two of 2023.

Using User way to improve Accessibility.

Please Use the Accessibility menu button in the top left.

From here you can customise the website to improve its representation to your disability.

For the full breakdown on what the widget can support with please visit:

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 09/03/2023. It was last reviewed on 27/02/2023.

This website was last tested on 25/02/2023. The test was carried out by our own team using Axe Dev Tools, Userway Accessibility Inspector tool and Manual Testing.

We used this approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test the pages with the highest traffic.