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Accessibility Statement Template for Lets Go Tees Valley

Using this website

This accessibility statement is for https://www.letsgoteesvalley.co.uk/.This website is run by Darlington Borough Council. 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
  • zoom in up to 200% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

 

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

 

How accessible this website is

This website is mostly compliant with the W3C WCAG 2.1 AA accessibility standard. 

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 in 10 working days.

 

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 the Web team by emailing the issue to mydarlington@darlington.gov.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).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Darlington Borough Council 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 mostly compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

Non accessible content

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

Non compliance with the accessibility regulations

WCAG 2.1: Success Criterion 2.5.3: Label in Name - The 'Read More' buttons on the blog have a different label when read by assistive technologies as they're given the full blog post name.

WCAG 2.1: Success Criterion 2.4.9: Link Purpose (Link Only) - The blog lists tags as links that can be used to filter posts by that tag but some of the content in the main section also uses the same link phrases but point to a different target. This is not accessible.

WCAG 2.1: Success Criterion 2.4.4: Link Purpose (In Context) - On the blog's list of tags the same word has been used multiple times but in some cases capital letters have been used so it acts as a different link/filter. This is not accessible.

WCAG 2.1:  Success Criterion 1.1.1: Non-text Content - Some pictures generate their alt text automatically based on the file name. When the file hasn't been named properly this gives bad alt text.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

N/A

How we tested this website

This website is tested every 10 days. The tests are carried out by the Darlington Borough Council web team using Siteimprove’s accessibility reports.  Tests are scheduled automatically and are monitored by the web team.

What we are doing to improve accessibility

If we find or have any accessibility issues reported to us they will be listed on this page and a timetable based on severity will be listed below.

Issue Target Fix Date
Visible label and accessible name do not match (Success Criterion 2.5.3: Label in Name) July 2021
Same link phrase pointing to different destinations (Success Criterion 2.4.9: Link Purpose Link Only) July 2021
Links using the same words but with case changes (Success Criterion 2.4.4: Link Purpose In Context) July 2021
Images using the file name as alt text (Success Criterion 1.1.1: Non-text Content) July 2021

This statement was prepared on 21/04/2020.  It was last update on 14/04/2021 and is reviewed every month.

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