Website Accessibility Statement for Suffolk New College

The website is run by Suffolk New College.

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website.

For example, that means you should be able to:

  • View a responsive version of this site on computer, tablet and mobile devices
  • Zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen on Chrome and Firefox
  • Navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • Navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

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

How accessible this is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • You cannot modify the colours, text size, line height or spacing of text without a user stylesheet

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

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, contact

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

Suffolk New 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 website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Non accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

  • Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).

We have already made steps to ensure that where possible we have been able to add text alternatives to the images already posted on the site.

Some images are part of the site design, these do not include text alternatives as this would confuse the visitor.

When we publish new content we will make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

Disproportionate burden

We have assessed the cost of fixing the issues with accessing information.

We believe that doing so with this current site would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. We will continue to monitor the current site and will ensure that accessibility will be one of the leading drivers in the tender process for a new site to ensure we are at least WCAG 2.1 AA compliant.

How we tested this website

The test was carried out by the marketing team using the WCAG 2.1 guidelines.

This statement was prepared on May 19th 2020. It was last updated on December 13th 2021.

Moving Forward

As of 12/21 Suffolk New College has commenced a new website development project - the new site due to be launched mid-2022 is being built to meet the WCAG 2.1 AA standard.

Other Platforms

Virtual learning environment (VLE)

The College uses Google Classroom as its VLE, More information about how Google approaches accessibility is included here.