Accessibility Policy

Pearson College London is committed to ensuring that its websites are accessible to the widest possible audience, including disabled users.

Policy intention

The long-term goal and intention of this policy is to state clear accessibility principles that Pearson College London websites should follow.

The College is in the process of ensuring its pages comply with the AA standard of the W3C recommended version of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). The College acknowledges that this is an anticipatory and continuing work in progress and, in order to ensure no user is disadvantaged while this work is carried out, the College intends to respond to all requests for assistance with accessibility by either altering the necessary content as soon as possible, or, if requested, by providing the information in an alternative format at no cost within a reasonable timeframe. It is the responsibility of the College to provide these alternative formats. Appropriate channels of communication are available to allow visitors to request alternative formats and to give feedback about any accessibility issues.

The College will make reasonable adjustments to ensure specific individual needs that cannot be addressed by mainstreamed adjustments are met.

Policy dimensions

For the purpose of this policy, the term “websites” includes:

Websites (public and non authenticated) managed and under the control of Pearson College London using the pearsoncollegelondon.ac.uk, pearsoncollege.comescapestudios.com, thevfxfestival.com domains or any subdomain. (Note: websites withthese domains that are the intellectual property of other (separate) legalentities are excluded).

Material managed and hosted by the College on these pages such as documents, audio, video and any other additional files.

Policy principles

The College will adhere to the following principles in relation to its websites:

  • The websites shall provide appropriate channels of communication for feedback about accessibility.
  • The websites shall meet the College’s responsibilities under the Equality Act (2010).
  • The websites shall meet level AA of the of the W3C recommended version of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

Guidance and Support

The College supports staff building and maintaining College websites and associated material to enable them to comply with this policy and has created guidance for this purpose.

Changes to this policy

This policy will be reviewed annually to ensure that it continues to meet the needs of our user community.

Policy updates

This policy was last reviewed and updated in December 2019.