Accessibility statement for Community Curators website
This website is run by Leicestershire County 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 300% 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)
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 are not fully accessible:
- colour contrast on some text elements is not sufficient
- duplicate links are highlighted on the page when navigating using the keyboard
- some content might not read clearly when using a screen reader
- some embedded elements doesn’t resize well when enlarged.
What to do if you cannot 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:
Call: 0116 305 5194
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 10 business days.
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Leicestershire County 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 partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.
Non accessible content
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non compliance with the accessibility regulations
Some colour contrast on content may not be sufficient. For example the ‘Find out more’ buttons on the Home page. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum).
When using a keyboard to navigate the website, sometimes the tabbing order highlights repeated links, for example the Featured items on the home page, so people using a keyboard may not be able to navigate quickly and easily. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.3 (Focus order).
Some embedded content doesn’t have a coded role, for example the Facebook feed, so screen readers might not read it correctly. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value.
The social media icons/links are not obvious and have no names or generic names, this might mean the experience of people using screen readers and other assistive technologies might not be as good as it should be. This fails WCAG 2.1 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value.
It’s not possible for users to change text size without some of the content overlapping, for example the Facebook feed on the homepage. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.4 (resize text).
We are working with our developer to correct these issues.
How we tested this website
This website was last tested on 4 June 2020. We did our own testing using automated and manual testing. We used the Lighthouse accessibility tool to perform an automated report on the website’s accessibility.
We tested a number of pages that included a wide range of functionality including images, videos, interactive cards and quotes on our main website platform, available at: www.communitycurators.co.uk.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
We will regularly review the accessibility of this website with automated testing using the Lighthouse and WAVE accessibility tools. We will also conduct manual testing exercises, and review any issues reported by users of the website. We will work with our developer to make improvements.
This statement was prepared on 4 June 2020.