This website is run by The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • Change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • You can zoom in up to 200% without the text spilling off the screen
  • Listen to the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We've also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

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

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website aren't fully accessible:

  • Not all areas are accessible with a keyboard
  • Not all images have text that can be read by a screen reader
  • PDF are not fully accessible

What to do if you can't access parts of this website?

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

We'll consider your request and get back to you.

If you can't view the map on our 'contact us' page, call or email us for directions.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We're always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that aren't listed on this page or think we're not meeting accessibility requirements, contact: webmaster@lipa.ac.uk

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the 'accessibility regulations'). If you're not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

Find out how to contact us https://lipa.ac.uk/pages/contact-us.aspx

Technical information about this website's accessibility

The Liverpool Institute for performing arts is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

This website is not compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. The non-accessible sections are listed below.

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

The is not fully accessible with a keyboard failing WCAG 2.1 criterion 1.3.2, 2.1.1 &, 2.1.3. Images don't have alternative text failing criterion 1.1.1. Some forms could be difficult to use as label are not programmatically linked to their input boxes failing and are not clearly identified, failing criterion 1.3.1, 1.3.5. Prerecorded video content is not currently offered in alternative formats and does not offer audio description, failing criterion 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.2.5.

We plan to resolve all listed items no later than September 2020.

How we tested this website

This website was last tested on 20 September 2019. The test was carried out by the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.

We test against a representative sample of pages which are audited using 18F guidance.

We tested:

  • our main website platform, available at lipa.ac.uk
  • evision.lipa.ac.uk service based on a different technical platform but 'skinned' to look like our website

What we're doing to improve accessibility

The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts is working to ensure that lipa.ac.uk and evision.ac.uk are fully accessible by the September 2020.

This statement was prepared on 23 September 2019. It was last updated on 23 September 2019.