GC Education & Skills from The Business Growth Hub, strives to ensure that its services are accessible to people with disabilities. GC Education & Skills has invested a significant amount of resources to help ensure that its website is made easier to use and more accessible for people with disabilities, with the strong belief that website accessibility efforts assist all users and that every person has the right to live with dignity, equality, comfort and independence.
Accessibility on www.gceducationandskills.ac.uk
www.gceducationandskills.ac.uk makes available the UserWay’s Web Accessibility Widget which is powered by a dedicated accessibility server. The software allows www.gceducationandskills.ac.uk to improve its compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1).
Enabling the Accessibility Menu
The www.gceducationandskills.ac.uk accessibility menu can be enabled by clicking the accessibility menu icon that appears on the corner of the page. After triggering the accessibility menu, please wait a moment for the accessibility menu to load in its entirety.
GC Education & Skills continues its efforts to constantly improve the accessibility of its site and services in the belief that it is our collective moral obligation to allow seamless, accessible and unhindered use also for those of us with disabilities.
In an ongoing effort to continually improve and remediate accessibility issues, we also regularly scan www.gceducationandskills.ac.uk with UserWay’s Accessibility Scanner to identify and fix every possible accessibility barrier on our site. Despite our efforts to make all pages and content on www.gceducationandskills.ac.uk fully accessible, some content may not have yet been fully adapted to the strictest accessibility standards. This may be a result of not having found or identified the most appropriate technological solution.
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If you are experiencing difficulty with any content on www.gceducationandskills.ac.uk or require assistance with any part of our site, please contact us during normal business hours as detailed below and we will be happy to assist.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
PDFs and other documents. Many of our older PDFs and Word documents may not meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role value). Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, and forms published as Word documents. The accessibility regulations don’t require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. We’re aware of these accessibility issues and are working to fix them. New PDFs or Word documents will meet accessibility standards, unless we determine that they represent a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. For example, publications created for print and published on the website. We’ve assessed our resources and the cost of fixing issues with the above publications and we believe that doing so now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. These documents typically may not meet the following WCAG 2.1 success criteria: 1.1.1 non-text content 1.3.1 information and relationships 1.3.2 meaningful sequence 2.1.1 keyboard 1.4.3 contrast (minimum) 1.4.5 images of text 1.4.10 reflow 1.4.12 text spacing.
If you wish to report an accessibility issue, have any questions or need assistance, please contact us as follows:
The Growth Company is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of disability, capability or technology.
There are a number of browser plugins that can support with accessibility, these links might be useful in gaining better accessibility:
The site has been cross-platform and cross-browser tested and is currently compatible with modern browsers including Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome most up to date version.
Please note: You may experience issues with older versions of these browsers or other web browsers. If you experience any problems, please feel free to contact us.
We would like to ensure that people get the best experience from this website. If you need alternative versions of our downloadable documents or if you are experiencing any accessibility problems with our site, please contact us.