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Accessibility statement for EalingNewsExtra

Accessibility statement for EalingNewsExtra

This website is run by Ealing Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. This is our accessibility statement.

AbilityNet provides advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability – including how to:

  • Make your mouse easier to use
  • Use your keyboard instead of a mouse
  • Talk to your device
  • Make your device talk to you
  • Make text larger
  • Change your colours
  • Magnify the screen.

How accessible this website is

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

  • You cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader
  • Some images are missing a text alternative
  • On some pages, the same link text is used to go to multiple destinations
  • Links are only identified by their colour
  • The colour contrast between text, links and the background are insufficient.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We are working on improving the accessibility of EalingNewsExtra. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, please complete this form to report it.

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

Ealing Council is committed to making its websites 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, due to the ‘non-compliances and exemptions’ listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible. We will work on fixing them as soon as we can.

Navigation and accessing information

There is no option to skip repeated content on our pages. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.1 (bypass blocks).

  • We plan to add skip to content by the end of 2020.

Images

Some images in the news pages do not have a text alternative (alt text), so the information in them is not available to people using a screen reader. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).

  • We plan to add text alternatives for all images by the end of 2020
  • When we publish new content we will make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

Links

On some pages the same link text is used for different link destinations. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.4 Link purpose (in context).

  • We plan to resolve this issue by the end of 2020
  • When we publish new pages, we will make sure link text meets accessibility standards.

What we are doing to improve accessibility

  • We will work on fixing issues identified in the audit as soon as we can
  • EalingNewsExtra is currently being reviewed for development. If/when we update our website, we will check that new content meets accessibility standards.

PDFs and other documents

We provide past editions of Around Ealing magazine in interactive e-magazine format, and also in PDF format.

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they are not essential to providing our services.

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 22 September 2020.

EalingNewsExtra was tested in September 2020 by Ealing Council, using automated software, Siteimprove.