This statement applies to content published on the domain.

This website is run by Brighton & Hove City Council Adult Education Hub. It is designed to be used by as many people as possible. 

This accessibility statement tells you how: 

  • accessible this website is
  • to contact us about an accessibility issue
  • we’re improving accessibility on our website

This statement covers: 

It doesn’t cover: 

  • services using older technical platforms that were procured before September 2018 such as some PDF documents generated before that date.
  • third party websites

Third party websites

We link to other websites that may offer benefit to our users, as well as embedding content provided by some external websites into some of our pages. This may include:

  • news websites
  • customer portals
  • Partner websites
  • official information sources, such as GOV.UK or NHS.UK

We are not responsible for the accessibility of these or any other websites we do not manage. If you experience any accessibility issues with a third party platform please inform us of the problem. You should also raise the issue with the third party provider, as we will not be able to resolve the issue ourselves.

Importance of accessibility 

We want as many people as possible to be able to use our website. You should be able to: 

  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • listed to most of the website using a screen reader
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen

We’re also always working to make the language we use as simple as possible to understand. 

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability. 

Feedback and contact information

If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact: Jim Hynes at

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

  • email
  • call 01273 292828

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 5 days.

If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, call or email us for directions.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

Report and accessibility issue or request an accessible format.

Complaints and enforcement procedure 

If you’re not happy with our response to your accessibility problem report or request for an alternative format, you can use our complaints process

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the accessibility regulations. If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS)

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The Government Digital Service is committed to making its websites accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. 

Compliance status 

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard

Non-accessible content 

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons. 

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations 

  1. Images on some pages do not always have suitable image descriptions – users of assistive technologies may not have access to information conveyed in images, this fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 – Non-text Content
  2. Some pages have duplicate titles, which may make it difficult for users to orient themselves and find the right content – this fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.2, Page Titled 
  3. Many documents are in less accessible formats, like PDF – non-HTML documents published on or after 23 September 2018 must have an accessible format 
  4. Some of our online forms may not meet the following WCAG 2.1 AA criteria: 
  • non-text content – button’s missing descriptive value or text label – 1.1.1
  • info and relationships – page landmarks not identified – 1.1.3
  • info and relationships – caption attribute incorrectly used within – 1.3.1 
  • identify input purpose – autocomplete attribute not present – 1.3.5
  • low non-text contrast – 1.4.11
  • no keyboard trap – user unable to navigate full page with keyboard – 2.1.1 and 2.1.2
  • timing adjustable – no mechanism present to turn-off or extend page time-out – 2.2.1
  • focus visible – focus does not remain consistently visible – 2.4.7
  • on input – tab focus returns to top of page when radio button is selected – 3.2.2
  • loading overlays should be labelled with aria-live – 4.1.3

PDFs and non-HTML documents 

Many of our older documents are not accessible in a number of ways including missing text alternatives and missing document structure. We’ll improve these as much as possible, so they are accessible.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations 

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018, if they’re not essential to providing our services.  

Any new PDFs or MS Word documents we publish on our website will meet accessibility standards. 

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We are urgently working to fix any content which fails to meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. We will update this page when issues are fixed. 

How we tested this website

This website was last tested on 23 March 2024 against the WCAG 2.2 AA standard.

The test was carried out by our website team through self-assessment. The most viewed pages were tested using automated testing tools by our website team called AXE DevTool. A further audit of the website was carried out to the WCAG 2.2 AA standard.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 26 March 2024.