This web­site is run by London College of Beauty Therapy as part of the EFI Group (“LCBT”, “EFI Group”). As 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)

The site has been built using XHTML, and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). 

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


Resizing Text

As relative font sizes (small, medium, large etc.) and not pixel-based font sizes have been used on this site, you can easily resize the text. 

Scroll with the wheel of your mouse whilst holding down the control key this will increase the zoom of your browser. 


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.