Solihull College provides opportunities for students across all subject areas in an inclusive learning environment. All of our information can be made available in a variety of formats to meet the needs of applicants who have a learning difficulty and / or disability.
We are committed to ensuring that our website is accessible to everyone. Our website has been designed to be as uncomplicated, informative and accessible as possible for our users.
For help with configuring your PC and browser settings to help you to read our website please read the guides on AbilityNet.
Publications and Printed Material
The College welcomes applications from people with additional needs. If you have a learning difficulty and/or disability, then our team of support staff is here to help you. When you have accepted your offer from us we will invite you to attend a transition planning meeting and will ensure that you are familiar with the college before you begin your course.
Specialist support offered by the Additional Needs Team includes the following:
- Asperger’s / ADHD/ADD
- Blind / Visual Impairment
- Deaf / Hearing Impairment
- Physical Disability
- Mobility Difficulties
- Mental Health
- Moderate Learning Difficulties
- Specific Learning Difficulty
- Down’s Syndrome
- Acquired Brain Injury
- Tourette’s Syndrome
- Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia
Contact the Additional Support team:
Accessibility Statement for Solihull College & University Centre website
This accessibility statement applies to the Solihull College & University Centre website – https://www.solihull.ac.uk
This website is run by Solihull College & University Centre. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, 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 (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)
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 website is
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
Some PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
Feedback and contact information
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille please contact:
Call: 0121 678 7270
We will consider your request and get back to you in 5 working days.
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, you can report any concerns by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0121 678 7270 (during office hours Monday-Friday).
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. Our reception areas have audio induction loops, or if you contact us before your visit we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter – https://www.solihull.ac.uk/contact-us/
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Solihull College & University Centre 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 and exemptions listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
Some PDF documents are not currently accessible. By December 2020 we will address any remaining accessibility issues relating to these documents.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
PDFs and other documents
The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
Pre-recorded video content
The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix pre-recorded video content that was published before 23 September 2020. Where possible, alternative accessible sources of the same information will be provided or signposted in line with WCAG 2.1AA.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
A complete audit was completed by Dev Clever Ltd in September 2020 and upgrades made to improve compliance for heading levels, content Info, landmarks and element IDs, focusable elements, colour contrast, discernible text, form labels, navigate by keyboard image descriptors and aria attributes and more. Staff who prepare PDFs such as policies will undergo training in Autumn 2020 to ensure going forward PDFs created and uploaded are fully accessible.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 14th September 2020. It was last reviewed on 14th September 2020.
This website was last tested in September 2020. The test was carried out by Dev Clever Ltd.