Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to the Porth resources website ( This website is maintained by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol. We want as many people as possible to be able to access the website and the resources shared on it, as readily as possible in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Apps) Accessibility (No. 2) Regulations 2018.

Compliance statement

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) enable website developers and providers to develop content that is more accessible to people with disabilities or various needs.   
Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol aims to comply with the AA standard of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1. (WCAG 2.1). However, we are aware that not all resources shared on the Porth website meet the expected standards (see specific statements about the resources below).
The website is therefore partially compliant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. This means that parts of the content do not fully comply with the accessibility standards. 

Using the website

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website along with the associated resources. For example, this means that you should be able to:
•    Change colors, contrast levels and fonts using tools in browser 
•    Zoom the text up to 300% without it slipping off the screen
•    Navigate most of the website using the keyboard
•    Navigate most of the website using voice recognition software
•    Listen to most of the website using a screen reader

Accessibility of this website

We know that not all parts of the website are fully accessible:
•    Text is used on resources thumbnail images. We ensure that we provide alt text to accompany each. 
•    The colour contrast of some icons is still not sufficient.
•    Parts of content within SCORM packages are not fully compliant e.g. there are voiceovers without captions at times.
•    Historical content – where the content is still relevant and worth sharing but we know that the format may not always be fully accessible.

Resource Accessibility

Resources shared on this website are created by a wide range of creators.  The resources fall into the following categories:

•   Resources commissioned directly by the Coleg Cymraeg
When we use external companies/individuals to create specific resources on our behalf, our expectations with regards to compliance with WCAG 2.1 is specified within all contracts. When it is not possible to create fully accessible pieces of digital content, we try to address this by providing alternative versions of the content e.g. an accessible Word version of the text. 

•    Resources funded by the College e.g. through a small grant fund
The Coleg funds a number of projects to enrich Welsh-medium provision within universities, colleges and apprenticeship providers. When supporting applications that  result in the creation of digital resources, the Coleg clearly specifies the responsibility they have to create resources that comply with WCAG 2.1 Level AA.  

•  Resources/websites of external organisations and companies
At times, we share links to content or websites from external organisations/companies. Usually, we have received a request from a lecturer or subject matter expert to include the links on our website. The Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol has no control over this content.  If you encounter any difficulties, you can let us know so we can notify them of the issues.



Despite our best efforts to ensure the accessibility of our website and related e-learning resources, there may be some limitations. A list of known constraints are specified below. Please contact us if you see something has not been listed. 

Known accessibility limitations:
•    Short videos without captions
•    Voiceovers without captions within interactive packages
•    Old Word documents or inaccessible PDF
•    Resources by other organizations

Disproportionate burden

•    Recordings of live sessions or workshops held online. We have assessed the cost associated with providing captions for such recordings and determined that this would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. 
•    Historic resources. There will be some resources that were developed prior to the Coleg setting its aim to achieve WCAG AA 2.1 standard when developing and funding of resources. We are aware of the deficiencies and have determined that updating all historical content would be a disproportionate burden. 

Report accessibility issues

The Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol is committed to developing any new resources and digital content in a format that is as accessible as possible, within the resources available. For the types of restrictions noted above, it is possible to request alternative formats. 
You can notify us of any difficulties or request alternative formats by e-mailing 

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