This accessibility statement applies to www.pathways.ac.uk
The Regional Learner Passport Partnership is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and in doing so adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines.
We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. That means you should be able to:
- change colours, contrast levels and fonts
- zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
- navigate most 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
We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.
This website presents education course information for institutions within Scotland and is only available in English.
How accessible this website is
Whilst we strive to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website.
We know some parts of this website may not be fully compatible with screen readers, but we hope to have this corrected with ongoing testing.
How to request content in an accessible format
If you need information in a different format you can contact us via our support page and tell us:
- What information you need
- your name and email address
- the format you need, for example, audio CD, braille, BSL or large print, accessible PDF
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 let us know via our support page.
If you contact us with a complaint and you’re not happy with our response contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).
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’).
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
The Regional Learner Passport Partnership is committed to making this 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 Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.
This website is fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.
We are not currently claiming that any accessibility problems would be a disproportionate burden to fix.
Content that's not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
It is unlikely that the map image displayed on the About this site will not be fully accessible with all assistive technologies. However, the information demonstrated in the map image is listed as a text list within the About this site and FAQs pages of this website.
How we test this website
This website was and is currently being tested for compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines V2.1 level A and level AA, and these tests are carried out internally.
Tests are carried out using the following automated auditing tools:
- Axe v4.5.1.
- WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool
The testing is followed by manual prioritisation of work packages that will improve accessibility.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
www.pathways.ac.uk is a pilot website that was launched in July 2020.
We plan to create a website design and development framework where accessibility will be a priority for all future enhancements made to the website.