Accessibility For All

Accessibility Statement for

This accessibility statement applies to

This website is run by Richard Huish College.

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • zoom in up to 400% without the text spilling off the screen
  • 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 simplified our website text, grouped relevant information, and reduced content where possible to support those who have difficulty processing large quantities of information.

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 content cannot be accessed using a keyboard
  • keyboard and screen reader users may have some issues with navigation menus
  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text

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:

We would also be happy to arrange for you to visit our campus (Richard Huish College, South Road, Taunton, TA1 3DZ) if you would like further support accessing information held on our website.

We’ll consider your request and get back to you within 7 days (usually you will receive a response within 1 working day).

Please note the College will be closed during the Christmas holidays and at these times a response will be sent when the Spring Term commences in early January.

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 us by email at

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

As an educational institution, we are fully committed to assisting users to access the information they require for their education choices.

We will assist any user unable to access information on our website through an alternative method more suitable to their individual needs to ensure they can fully access our primary service.

Find out how to contact us at

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Richard Huish 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 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.

Disproportionate burden

Due to limited web design capability in-house, we engaged the services of web consultants to support us in resolving accessibility issues found on our website.

Our web consultants removed content and functionality which failed to meet accessibility standards.

However, we have been advised some issues remain unresolved where externally controlled elements beyond our control interact with our website (e.g. Google, YouTube, and ReCaptcha).

We believe each failure (detailed below) proves a disproportionate burden to resolve within the meaning of accessibility regulations as our institution is unable to impact and influence the agencies that control the elements.

We are committed to supporting all learners and continue to monitor the impact of these failures.

If found to be detrimental to a user’s experience, the inclusion of the element on our website will be reassessed against the service it provides.

We will also ensure any user unable to access information on our website is supported in fully accessing our primary service through an alternative method more suitable to their individual needs.

Content description and text alternatives

There exists a failure for WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 Non-text content.

The occurrences reference Google ads related images that connect with the website through Google elements such as Google Translate.

Google Translate assists multiple users with interacting with the website and removing the element to comply with accessibility standards will prevent some users from using the website.

Logical Page Structure and Order

There exists a failure for WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.1 Parsing.

The occurrences relate to duplicate IDs coming from embedded YouTube videos when multiple YouTube videos occur on a webpage.

The iframes in question all have an id of “fitvid0” which is flagged as a duplicate ID on pages where multiple videos are present.

Interactive tools

Due to Google Recaptcha, there exist failures for WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 Info and Relationships and 4.1.2 Name role value, on our web pages that contain a virtual form.

  • 1.3.1 Info and relationships – the Google Recaptcha markup points to an empty text area that Recaptcha uses as part of its functionality but never shows
  • 4.1.2 Name role value – the Google Recaptcha markup flags a missing label or title.

Content that’s not within scope of the accessibility regulations


We have pre-existing videos on this website.

The regulations do not require us to fix issues with video content published before September 23rd 2020.

If you require this content in a different format please contact us at

What we are doing to improve accessibility

Due to the limited web design capability in-house, we shall continue to engage the services of web consultants to support us in improving the accessibility of our website where issues occur.

We also plan to deliver accessibility training to all staff who create resources for this website, to support the more in-depth training delivered to our website administrators.

This website will be retested and assessed in January 2025.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 26th January 2021. It was last reviewed and updated on 7th December 2023.

This website was last tested on 7th December 2023. The test was carried out by Richard Huish College.

We chose our sample of pages to test by determining which pages contained the most important content for users, which pages were most visited by users and pages which featured a variety of WordPress elements.

You can read the full accessibility test report at:

We tested:
• our main website/platform, available at
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