Accessibility Statement

This acces­si­bil­i­ty state­ment pri­mar­i­ly relates to www​ It does not apply to oth­er web­site appli­ca­tions under the domain e.g. sub­do­mains or third par­ty sys­tems using the London College of Beauty Therapy (LCBT) logo.

This web­site is run by The London College of Beauty Therapy (LCBT) is one of the largest funded specialist college of its kind, we want as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble to be able to use our web­site. For exam­ple, that means you should be able to:

  • Zoom in up to 300% with­out problems
  • Nav­i­gate most of the web­site using just a keyboard
  • Nav­i­gate most of the web­site using speech recog­ni­tion software
  • Use most of the web­site using a screen read­er (includ­ing the most recent ver­sions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

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

Parts of this web­site may not be ful­ly acces­si­ble. These areas include:

  • Some pages and doc­u­ment attach­ments are not writ­ten in plain English
  • Many doc­u­ments are in PDF for­mat and are not accessible
  • Cer­tain background/​text con­trast ratio issues relat­ed to our colour palette

The London College of Beauty Therapy (LCBT) web­site pro­vides infor­ma­tion and con­tent that comes from dif­fer­ent sources/​departments with­in the organ­i­sa­tion and there­fore there may be fur­ther work required to get this con­tent updated.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The London College of Beauty Therapy (LCBT) 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, due to some con­tent such as documents/​attachments may not com­ply fully.

Non-accessible content

  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. Many doc­u­ments are in less acces­si­ble for­mats, for exam­ple PDF. Non-HTML doc­u­ments pub­lished on or after 23 Sep­tem­ber 2018 must have an acces­si­ble format.
  3. Cer­tain background/​text colour con­trast ratios may not meet the min­i­mum con­trast ratio (Con­trast minimum)


How we tested this website

The web­site has been test­ed by both human and vari­ety of auto­mat­ed test­ing tools to ver­i­fy it’s acces­si­bil­i­ty sta­tus. These include:

  • axe (Acces­si­bil­i­ty test­ing tool)
  • Web Acces­si­bil­i­ty Eval­u­a­tion Tool (WAVE)
  • VoiceOver
  • User test­ing

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

Images that do not have suit­able alter­na­tive text have been flagged and will be updat­ed in a on-going man­ner, as the London College of Beauty Therapy web­site has multiple images across all it’s pages. In sit­u­a­tions where images do not relate or con­vey impor­tant mean­ing, these are marked as dec­o­ra­tive to avoid con­fus­ing con­texts for screen read­er users.

Con­tent that has been iden­ti­fied as not being com­plaint with the Web Con­tent Acces­si­bil­i­ty Guide­lines ver­sion 2.1 AA stan­dard is being addressed in a staged process and will be updat­ed as these areas are fixed.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always look­ing to improve the acces­si­bil­i­ty of this web­site. If you find any prob­lems not list­ed on this page or think we’re not meet­ing acces­si­bil­i­ty require­ments, con­tact us.