Hereford Football Club Website Tested To It’s Limits

Yesterday our Level 2 ICT students visited Hereford Football Club to present their findings on the accessibility of the clubs website. The website accessibility testing by RNC students is part of the football clubs commitment to improve its access for their disabled supporters.

The students have been testing the website on Windows, Apple and Android devices using both magnification and screen reader software. They also examined the user journey for website users including; purchasing tickets, listening to blogs and social media.

RNC student Abdul, himself a screen software user explained to the Football Club representatives the different ways that visually impaired people might access the website using different devices. Student Matt then followed this us by showing examples he had prepared on the laptop, along with some of the areas that can be improved.

The Club representatives were keen to take the recommendations on board, asking questions and interested to know how they could make immediate improvements.

RNC students Ruben and Sam explained that there are some simple things such as labelling buttons and using alternative text for photo descriptions that would make a big difference. Fellow student Nicole also welcomed the Football Club to work with the students for future testing and online developments.

Website testing is just part of an ongoing partnership between the College and the Football Club. Students have already attended match experiences and future developments could involve work experience opportunities students and expanding disability football for the local community.

If you would like to find out more about the ICT courses or opportunities to study at RNC, contact our Student Recruitment Team on 01432 376 621 or email info@rnc.ac.uk