Accessibility Statement 

Accessibility Statement 

This accessibility statement applies to childrensservicesnel.co.uk  

This website is run by North East Lincolnshire Council (NELC). 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:

This site is partially compliant with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Level AA – external site as in its current form, there are some areas that are non-compliant due to the disproportionate burden of achieving accessibility. This is addressed in the Non-accessible Content section.

This is a new website, built for the purpose of supporting the recruitment to NELC Children’s Services by making relevant content and the application process as simple as possible for users. The site was built in accordance with the WCAG 2.1 Level AA guidelines.

The criteria we have met fully includes:

Category

Rule Type

Description

Content

Reading Level

Content is written using plain language and avoids using figures of speech, idioms, and complicated metaphors

Global Code

Page Titles

Unique title for each page with the title element contained in the document’s head element. This helps assisted technologies orientating with what page they are navigating.

Global Code

Resize text

Users are able to resize the text to suit their reading preferences. Viewport zoom is not enabled.

Images

Non Text content

Images have alt tags

Images

Non Text content

For images including text, the alt tag includes the text

Headings

Headings or labels

Heading elements used to introduce content.

Headings

Headings or labels

Only one h1 element used per page

Headings

Headings or labels

Heading elements written in a logical order

Controls

Info and relationships

Links have a href attribute.

Controls

Links

Links are recognisable as links through the use of button designs, navigation or underline and colour for links within the body text.  

Controls

Advance warning of new window

Links do not open in a new window

Tables

Info and relationships

No table content is included on the site. If tabular data is added it will be displayed using the table element.  

Forms

On input

Input on forms are associated with a corresponding label element

Forms

Identify input purpose

Inputs use autocomplete where appropriate

Forms

Error identification

Form input errors are displayed in a list above the form after submission. Error messaging is associated with the input it corresponds to in support of people using assistive technologies.

Forms

Use of colour

Error messages do not rely on colour

Media

Audio Control

Media (such as video) does not autoplay

Media

Info and relationships

Media controls use appropriate mark up

Media

Keyboard

All media uses a global pause function.

Video

Captions

Captions are used on video elements.

Video

Three flashes or below threshold

There are no strobing or flashing images.

Audio

Non-text content

Transcripts are available

Appearance

Use of colour

Colour contrast has been checked in specialised browsing modes.

Appearance

Resize text

Content is still readable when text is increased to 200%

Appearance

Sensory characteristics

Content can be discovered for people who depend on screen zoom software.

Appearance

Reflow

A simple, straightforward and consistent layout is used throughout the website.

Animation

Three flashes or below threshold

Any animations are subtle and do not flash too much so as to trigger seizures or be distracting.

Animation

Pause, stop, hide

No background video has been used which could provide distracting.

Animation

Animation

Animations are removed when ‘reduce motion’ setting is activated.

Colour Contrast

Contrast

Text overlapping images is still legible

Mobile / Touch

Orientation

The site can be rotated to any orientation

Mobile / Touch

Reflow

No horizontal scrolling

Mobile / Touch

Target size

Buttons and links can easily be activated by a variety of hand and stylus sizes

Mobile / Touch

Bypass Blocks

There is sufficient space between inactive items in order to provide a scroll area

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

Email: info@kineticadvertising.co.uk

Address: Kinetic Marketing & Design, Quayside Studio, Prince Albert Gardens, Grimsby, DN32 3AG

Acting on behalf of North East Lincolnshire Council, we will consider your request and get back to you in 5 working days.

The council is always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think the council is not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact info@kineticadvertising.co.uk

 

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

The Municipal offices have audio induction loops and this facility is available at: North East Lincolnshire Council, Municipal Offices, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1HU (The municipal Offices are currently closed due to the ongoing pandemic, but our phone lines remain open)

Find out how to contact us: NELC – Contact us

The Council are 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 partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard – external site.

We believe that most of this new website meets or exceeds the minimum requirements set forth in the WCAG 2.1 AA standard. The teams working together to deliver this project are committed to delivering a solution that can be used by everybody, irrespective of their individual access requirements.

Non-accessible Content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reason:

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations:

Category

Rule Type

Description

Content

Info & relationships

Button and label elements are not all unique. We are par

tially compliant and have used unique content for button labels where there are multiple buttons on a  page.

Content

Visual Presentation

In some instances we have used centred aligned text as left-aligned text could not be accommodated in all areas. Where centre-aligned text has been used, the amount of copy is small so text has not been made difficult to read.

Colour Contrast

Contrast

Contrast for normal sized text are being changed to meet Level AA compliance of colour contrast ration of 4.5:1 and for large-sized text a contrast ration of 3:1

Colour Contrast

Non-text contrast

Icons are being changed to passed the colour contrast Level AA compliance contrast ration of 3:1

Colour Contrast

Non-text contrast

Borders and buttons for input elements are being changed to pass the colour contrast Level AA compliance contrast ration of 3:1

Global Code

Name, Role, Value

Due to the template and platform used to build the site, we were unable to alter tags / classes for elements such as the navigation and main body

Headings

Headings or Labels

The format of the website makes skipping of heading levels necessary

Controls

Info & relationships

Due to the platform used to build the website, the sue of button elements was not possible. Instead, div elements are used.

Global Code

Parsing

HTML has been validated to provide a consistent, expected experience across all browsers and assisted technologies.

Global Code

Language of page

A lang attribute has been used on the HTML to help assisted technologies pronounce content correctly.

Global Code

Focus order

Autofocus attribute has not been used. Autofocus can be problematic for people with visual impairments and people with motor control disabilities.

Global Code

Focus order

Linear content flow used. Tabindex attributed values that aren’t either 0 or -1 have been removed. 

Global Code

Timing adjustable

Session timeouts have been removed.

Global Code

Name, role, value

Title attribute removed.

Keyboard

Focus visible

Visible focus styles that are navigated to via keyboard input.

Keyboard

Meaningful sequence

Keyboard focus order matches the visual layout.

Keyboard

Focus order

Invisible focusable elements have been removed (such as inactive drop down menus)

Images

Non Text content

Decorative images have null alt attribute values

Lists

Info and relationships

List elements (ol,ul and dl elements) used for list content

Controls

Focus visible

Controls have :focus states

Controls

Bypass Blocks

Skip link provided

Forms

Info and relationships

Fieldset and legend elements have been used where appropriate.

Colour Contrast

Contrast

Colour contrast set in ::selection CSS is sufficient to remain legible when text is highlighted.

 

Disproportionate burden

 

None

 

What we are doing to improve accessibility

We are currently making updates to this website so that it adheres to the accessibility requirements and these will be reviewed and assessed every 12 months.

 

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 1st October 2020.

Updated 16th of October 2020