Accessibility statement

 

The One You website is provided by Thrive Tribe Ltd and commissioned by East Sussex 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:

  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard

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 is this website?

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • some heading elements are empty
  • some images do not have good alternative text
  • some pages need improved hyperlinking
  • there are coding errors in the HTML

 

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that are not listed on this page or think we are not meeting the requirements of the accessibility regulations, please contact us.

 

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

East Sussex 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.

 

Compliance status

This website is not compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. The non-compliances are listed below.

 

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

iFrames

  • Some iframes do not have a title. This means that assistive technologies will read out the frame filename, which may be meaningless. This does not meet with success criterion WCAG 2.1 A 2.4.1.

 

HTML

  • Some pages do not identify the language of the page. This means that assistive technologies, such as screen readers, may not present text and other linguistic content correctly. This does not meet success criterion WCAG 2.1 A 3.1.1.
  • Some content on our website is automatically inserted using CSS. This means it cannot be read out by a screen reader or will not be available to users who turn stylesheets off. This does not comply with WCAG 2.1 A F87.
  • Some foreground and background colour combinations do not provide enough contrast. This means that content may be difficult to see. This does not comply with WCAG 2.1 AA 1.4.3.
  • Some pages have disabled zoom on the ‘viewport’. This means that users cannot control the size of parts of the page. This does not meet with success criterion WCAG 2.1 AA 1.4.4.
  • The focus outline styling has been switched off through CSS. This means that users cannot see where they are on the page when they tab through links. This does not comply with WCAG 2.1 AA F78.
  • On some pages an ID has been duplicated. This does not meet with success criterion WCAG 2.1 A 4.1.1.

 

Images

  • Some images on the website are purely for decorative purposes or don’t have meaningful alternative text. This means that screen readers will not be able to discern the purpose of the image. This does not comply with WCAG 2.1 A F30.
  • Some decorative images do not have a null alternative text description. This means that they will be not be skipped by assistive technologies. This does not comply with WCAG 2.1 A F38.
  • Some images on this website are missing alternative text descriptions. This means that assistive technologies are not able to identify the image or to convey its purpose to the user. This does not comply with WCAG 2.1 A F65.
  • Some images have the same alternative text descriptions. This means that assistive technologies are not able to identify the image or to convey its purpose to the user. This does not meet with success criterion WCAG 2.1 A 1.1.1.

 

Links

  • Some link text is not descriptive. This means that assistive technologies cannot identify the purpose of the links. This does not comply with WCAG 2.1 A F63.
  • On some pages the links do not contain any text or an image with alt text. This means that assistive technologies cannot identify the purpose of the links. This does not comply with WCAG 2.1 A F89.

 

Titles and headers

  • On some of our pages, headings have been left blank. This means that their purpose cannot be understood by assistive technology. This does not meet with success criterion WCAG 2.1 AA G130.

 

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We’re currently developing a roadmap to address these issues and will update this statement in due course.

 

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This site was most recently tested in June and September 2020. This website was and is currently being tested for compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines V2.1 level A and level AA, and these tests have been carried out internally.

This statement was prepared on 21 September 2020.

 

 

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