LCoM Life Accessibility Statement

LCoM Life is the name of Leeds College of Music’s online noticeboard. LCoM Life is built on a Wordpress installation with theme alterations to match our brand and we have extended its functionality through custom code.

Content

Staff and students populate LCoM Life with content and information, which means that the accessibility of information on LCoM Life is inconsistent. We have undertaken a preliminary audit and found that some content may not meet the WCAG 2.1 AA accessibility standards, including:

  • Some images do not have alt-text descriptions or decorative markings where appropriate

Due to the extensive range of content and contributors, we believe that it would be a disproportionate burden for us to modify all the content on LCoM Life to ensure that it meets WCAG 2.1 AA standards. However, our is aim is that all new and updated content will meet these standards.

We are actively working on the development of content creation on LCoM Life to make it easier for contributors to meet the WCAG 2.1 AA accessibility standards.

Changing text and interface size

You can change the visual appearance of Space. These options include:

  • Light text on a dark background
  • Using the OpenDyslexic Font
  • Adding borders to individual sections of content

You can do this using the options within your profile.

Space responds to browser size and zoom settings. You can use your browser’s controls to adjust text size and zoom up to 300% without altering the functionality of Space.

To change text size using your browser’s controls, you can use these key combinations:

For Windows:

Zoom In: Press CTRL "+"

Zoom Out: Press CTRL "-"

Return to original size: Press CTRL "0" (except for Internet Explorer)

For Macs:

Zoom In: Press COMMAND "+"

Zoom Out: Press COMMAND "-"

Return to original size: Press COMMAND "0"

To change text size using your browser’s menu:

Internet explorer

Using the menu bar, select:

  1. View
  2. Zoom
  3. Zoom In or Zoom Out.

You can also set a zoom percentage.

Google chrome

Using the menu bar, select:

  1. View
  2. Zoom In or Zoom Out.

To return the view to the original size, select Actual Size.

FireFox

Using the menu bar, select:

  1. View
  2. Zoom Text Only
  3. Zoom In or Zoom Out

This method will only change the text size. Other elements of the page will remain the same.

To change all page elements using the menu bar, select:

  1. View
  2. Zoom In or Zoom Out.

To return the view to the original size, select Reset.

Safari

Using the menu bar, select:

  1. View
  2. Zoom Text Only
  3. Zoom In or Zoom Out

This method will only change the text size. Other elements of the page will remain the same.

To change all page elements using the menu bar, select:

  1. View
  2. Zoom In or Zoom Out

To return the view to the original size, select Actual Size

Navigating LCoM Life using a keyboard

We are aware that it may not possible to navigate LCoM Life on some browsers using a keyboard. We are investigating this issue and aim to fix this by September 2020.

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