Accessibility

This accessibility statement applies to the DigiSkillScotland Website www.digiskillscotland.com

There is a separate Accessibility Statement available for the DigiSkillScotland VLE which can be viewed here.

This website is a joint project run by Dumfries and Galloway College and Borders College. DigiSkillScotland is committed to equality and diversity. As part of our commitment, we aim for this website to be as accessible as possible to prevent exclusion, to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability.

For example, this means:

  • Text on coloured background uses a sufficient contrast so that people suffering from colour blindness can still read and understand the website
  • Images include descriptive text
  • Users can zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • Users can navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • Users can navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • Users can listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We’ve tried to make the 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 website is

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

Feedback and contact information

We are committed to making our content as accessible as possible. If you do experience any difficulties navigating our website or any of our other digital services please do get in touch so we can work towards improving these areas.

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

Dumfries and Galloway College

Email: yourfuture@dumgal.ac.uk
Call: (01387) 734 000

Borders College

email: abrydon@borderscollege.ac.uk
Call: 08700 50 51 52

We’ll consider your request and get back to you as quickly as we can.

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:

Dumfries and Galloway College

Tel: (01387) 734 000
Email: yourfuture@dumgal.ac.uk

Borders College

email: abrydon@borderscollege.ac.uk Call: 08700 50 51 52

And we will pass the information on to the relevant department to look into.

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).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

We provide a text relay service for people who are D/deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment and you can use the free Contact Scotland BSL Service – www.contactscotland-bsl.org

Dumfries and Galloway College Students:

Dumfries and Galloway students can also contact the Student Advisors via studentadviser@dumgal.ac.uk so we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter or other appropriate support.

We would also recommend you contact the Student Advisors via studentadviser@dumgal.ac.uk if you need help with any disability you may have.

Borders College Students

Please contact our Equalities Officer: abrydon@borderscollege.ac.uk or Call: 08700 50 51 52.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Dumfries and Galloway 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 fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

Live video

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations. We will add captions to recordings of live video streams.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We will continue to evaluate the website and implement any required changes as technology improves and advances.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 17th September 2020 It was last reviewed on 17th September 2020

This website was last tested on 17th September. The test was carried out by Dumfries and Galloway College. We manually sampled and tested a sample of accessibility issues using the following methods: