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This accessibility statement applies to This website is managed by Havant & South Downs College (HSDC). As one of the major providers of Further Education in Hampshire, England, and a public sector organisation, we want as many people as possible to access our website.

We are constantly looking for ways to improve the usability of our websites and online services. This website was created with the intention of adhering to best practices in the overall accessibility for our visitors.

Accessibility on makes UserWay’s Web Accessibility Widget available which is powered by a dedicated accessibility server. The software allows to improve its compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1).

Enabling the Accessibility Menu

The 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.

Using our website

Colour contrast and Text size

You can change the colour contrast and text size for the website using a third-party browser plugin tool (e.g. ATbar) which is compatible with most browsers.

You may also use the following functionality to:

  • You can magnify text up 300% without any issues using your keyboard: CTRL and + Keys.

Cursor Pointer Size

Change pointer size in Windows 10 settings using keyboard (Win + I). Alternatively, you may use third party browser plugins for Chrome and Microsoft Edge.


You should be able to navigate most of the website using just a keyboard, speech recognition software and listen to most of the website using a screen reader.

Line Height and Spacing of text

Using a third-party browser plugin such as (Reader View) for Chrome or Immersive Reader in Microsoft Edge to adjust line height and spacing of text.

Guide on making your device easier to use

To make your devices easier to use if you have a disability, AbilityNet has created an online tutorial called ‘My Computer My Way’. The following guidance is also provided by major operating systems:

How accessible this website is

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

  • Images and tables are missing Alternative text and description
  • Most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

In compliance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018, HSDC is committed to making its websites more accessible.

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 due to the following non-compliance content listed on our non-compliance page.

How we tested this website

This website was last tested on 11 October 2022. The test was carried out by web governance platform Silktide and is manually spot-checked on a regular basis.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

Content that has been identified as not complying with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines ver. 2.1 AA standard is being fixed with time and will be updated accordingly. We are also working with our external developers to fix the known issues and further improve accessibility and user experience of our website.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to make our website more accessible. If you have any issues not listed on this page or believe we are not meeting the accessibility requirements, please let us know via

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).

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