Our website has been designed to be both attractive and accessible to use, to provide you with access to the site, whatever your ability with just a few clicks.
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, however, there are some sections that are non-compliant, these are listed below.
How Accessible this website is
Our site has a screen reader available on every page. You can use this tool to translate and read aloud every page of the website.
To help you view our website:
- You can change the size of the text
- View our site in text form only – this will allows you to view the text only version of the website, and, display the site content as text only removing all the distracting colours and graphics
- All our images and graphics have alternative text descriptions which describes the image or graphic displayed to you
- Our pages have been optimized to use side navigation – a menu system that expands to display any sub-pages relating to the current page – making navigation easier
- The website contains a ‘Browsealoud’ feature on every page. This tool can translate and read aloud every page and is especially useful if you have a visual impairment or where English is a second language.
Our website has been tested, and works in the following web-browsers:
- Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Mozilla Firefox
If you still have issues browsing our website, please let us know and we will do our best to make improvements.
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
Non Compliance of PDFs and Word Documents
Many older PDFs or Word forms/documents do not meet accessibility standards, for example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader, and these do not meet the WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2.
The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they are none essential documents any essential documents will be up-rated to meet the standards. All new PDFs or Word documents published to the website will meet current accessibility standards.
Reporting accessibility problems with our website
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of our website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
This statement was prepared on 7 October 2019. It was last updated on 8 October 2019