The Trafford College website aims to conform to the following web accessibility guidelines in order to ensure that the website is accessible to users with a range of disabilities, including those with visual impairments

Standards compliance

Our work to make our websites as accessible as possible is based on compliance with the standards and guidelines set out by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

Changeable text size

The website uses an easy to read non-serif font type, size and colour in default size 12. You can also make the text on the website larger or smaller.

Javascript

Javascript can be turned off and the site is still fully functional; all Javascript is used in the spirit of progressive enhancements.

Links

All links use descriptive links (e.g. Find out more about Accessibility instead of Click here )

Multimedia

We have used Flash videos on the website to create a rich multimedia experience for our users. We aim to make our video and audio content accessible to everyone by providing transcripts or captions wherever possible. All images have alternative descriptive text.

PDF Documents

Some documents in this site are stored in Portable Document Format (PDF). This file format is used to store document with complex formatting that the authors would like to preserve (typically text in several columns and mixed with a number of graphics).

To view and print PDF files, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader (or an equivalent PDF viewer) installed: click the following link below to download the software: www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html|

Adobe provide a free online tool which converts PDF files to text. The service will return the document to you as a web page (HTML) or as plain text: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/access_onlinetools.html|

Show/Hide Page Banner

To support blind users and keyboard users pages have a ‘skip to content’ at the top of the page which allows blind users to skip over the navigation links to the main content of the page.

Stylesheet Switching

The website design uses an easy-to-see contrasting web colour scheme but because Cascading Stylesheets (CSS) are used to define styles it is also possible to use your own custom stylesheets. If your browser does not support CSS or if you turn CSS off in your browser, the content should still be readable. See Change Background Colours page| for information about changing the colours that your browser uses.

Tables and Forms

All WAI guidelines have been followed to ensure tables and forms are accessible .
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Trafford College is a leading provider of education and training in Greater Manchester. With a £50m investment in world-class facilities, an innovative approach to learning and exceptional links with some of the borough’s most significant employers, students are given a platform from which they can achieve their full potential.