New College Swindon is committed to ensuring that our website is accessible to as many people as possible. To achieve this, we follow the standards set out by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the most widely accepted guidelines for web accessibility.

XHTML and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

Our technical team have constructed and validated our XHTML and CSS using the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) have been used across our website to create effective visual styles and an effective site layout. If your browser does not support cascading style sheets, the contents of the website is still readable.

Font Sizes and Colours

No visible text re-sizing buttons have been incorporated into the design however, the font size can be adjusted using your web browser. In Internet Explorer for example, your font size can be increased by choosing ‘view’ and then ‘text size’ from the main menu. You can then select the size of your choice.

If you would like to view the site in different font sizes or colours, then you will be able to use your web browser to change the look of the website.

Responsive templates

This site uses responsive templates for optimal viewing experience across devices (desktop, tablet & mobile). The responsive templates have been created using html, CSS3 and media queries – these define CSS rules suitable for each device or view point. The layout of the site will change, depending on which type of device you use to access it.


There may not be a visible print button available on each webpage however, you can print from the website using the browser print options. A print-friendly version of pages on the Swindon College website will show the Swindon College branding and the main content of the page, not including related content or adverts.

Error page

When a user lands on a page and there is either a ‘Page not found’ or server error response to a page request they will be redirected to a user friendly error page within Kentico.


To produce accessible web pages, all templates are checked for syntactical correctness using the W3C Mark-up Validation Service. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is the internationally recognised organisation to develop Web standards. Unified Solutions use the W3C website along with 3rd party tools to check templates for valid HTML, CSS and any JavaScript errors.

There is no one tool or official certification to guarantee cross browser compatibility. During the Implementation phase of our Project Delivery Methodology, all of Unified Solutions’ templates are manually tested in a range of popular browsers. This is done to insure the presentation and functionality of the templates is consistent across all platforms.

Supported browsers

•             Microsoft Windows® plus Internet Explorer v9 and above

•             Microsoft Windows® plus Safari v5 and above

•             Microsoft Windows® plus currently supported versions of Mozilla Firefox (i.e. those versions that Mozilla still support/patch etc.)

•             Microsoft Windows® plus currently supported versions of Chrome

•             Mac OSX and above plus Safari v5 and above

•             Mac OSX Firefox and chrome (only supported versions)