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Accessibility Statement


We are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, so that everyone, regardless of ability, can use our site. We are always working to make improvements to the website to provide a good experience for our visitors.

This page gives information on features included within the site. Note that you may also need to review the accessibility features in your browser.

This website is run by Blackburn College, we want as many people as possible to be  able to use this website.  Visitors of our website have the following features available to support wider accessibility:

  • Change colours and fonts using browser functionality;
  • Listen to most of the website using a screen reader;

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet ( has up to date, step-by-step advice on how to make your computer, laptop, tablet or smart phone easier to use.

How accessible this website is

We know that some parts of this website are not fully accessible and we are working hard to address these issues. For example:

  • Navigation of the site via a keyboard is limited;
  • Focus visibility needs to be improved;
  • Contrast needs to be improved

Feedback and Contact Information

If you need information on this website in a different format please contact the Marketing Team via email at or ring us on 01254 292929 and tell us:

  • the web address (URL) of the content;
  • your name and email address;
  • the format you need, for example, audio CD, braille, BSL or large print, accessible PDF.

We’ll consider your request and get back to you within 5 working days. If you can not view the map on our ‘contact us’ please call or email us for directions as detailed above.

Reporting Accessibility problems with this website

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page please contact the Marketing team as detailed above.

Technical Information about this websites accessibility

We are committed to improving our user experience and making our website accessible in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance Status

We are aware some parts of this website are not fully accessible. This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard (, due to the non-compliances listed below:

  • Keyboard – not all pages are fully accessible using the keyboard;
  • Focus visible - All pages- the hamburger menu can be opened using the keyboard, however the keyboard focus becomes lost;
  • Colour contrast - Placeholder text in the search bar / box does not have sufficient colour contrast;

Non-Accessible Content

The content highlighted above is currently non-accessible due to design issues with our website that we are aware of and are working hard to resolve.

What we're doing to improve accessibility 

Our website is currently undergoing a full review and we are confident that the accessibility issues listed above will be resolved within the near future. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused in the interim.

Preparation of this accessibility Statement

This statement was prepared in April 2023.

  • Ofsted Good
  • Lancaster University.
  • University of South Wales.
  • University of Central Lancashire.
  • Skills for Health Quality Mark
  • Advance HE.
  • University of the Arts London.
  • Disability Confident Employer.