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Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to the FutureGoals website:

https://futuregoals.co.uk/

This website is run by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. We want as many people as possible to be able to use our 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:

  • accordions are not keyboard operable.
  • it is not always clear which page element has focus.
  • some interactive elements are not announced in a useful way by the screen reader.

 

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:

We will consider your request and acknowledge your request within 3 working days.

 

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements. Please contact us on customerfeedback@westyorks-ca.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).

 

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

We provide a text relay service for people who are D/deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment.

Our offices have audio induction loops, or if you contact us  before your visit we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.

If you need directions to our offices, please call or email us.  

  • Email - customerfeedback@westyorks-ca.gov.uk  
  • Call – 0113 251 7272 
  • Write - West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Wellington House, 40-50 Wellington Street 
    Leeds, LS1 2DE 

 

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority 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 partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to listed below.

 

Non-accessible content

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

 

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Page design

1: Across the website, decorative images have unnecessary alt text that make it very time consuming for screen reader users to navigate the site. This fails WCAG success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).

We plan to remove unnecessary alt text from our decorative images by [December 2021]

2: Colour contrast is insufficient in places making it hard from some people to read content on our website. This fails WCAG success criterion 1.4.3 (Contrast (Minimum)).

We plan to change all colours that do not pass contrast requirements by [December 2021]. Any new colours will be tested for compliance before being used on the website.

3: Some of our images contain text. This text cannot be changed or manipulated to suit user preferences so may be difficult for some users to read. This fails WCAG success criterion 1.4.5 (Images of Text).

We plan to resolve this issue by [December 2021].

4: On the homepage, the hero video plays automatically and cannot be paused or stopped. This may be distracting for some users and fails WCAG success criterion 2.2.2 (Pause, Stop Hide).

We plan to resolve this issue by [December 2021] by adding a pause button to the video.

 

Page structure

1: Heading elements are not always used correctly, which can make it difficult for some users to discern the structure of the webpage. This fails WCAG success criterion 1.3.1 (Info and relationships).

We plan to review and update all heading elements to ensure they are used correctly by [December 2021] Any new pages will use heading elements correctly from creation.

2: Our website is missing key ARIA page landmarks or have duplicate ARIA landmarks, which can make it difficult for some users to discern the structure of the webpage. This fails WCAG success criterion 1.3.1 (Info and relationships).

We plan to review and update page landmarks to ensure they are used correctly across the site by [December 2021].

 

Navigation, links and buttons

1: The ‘skip to content’ link is currently not visible when it receives focus. This fails WCAG success criterion 2.4.1 (Bypass blocks).

We plan to make our skip to content link visible by [December 2021].

2: The focus order through the main navigation is not as logical or efficient as it could be, which can make it confusing and time consuming for some users. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.3 (Focus Order)

We plan to change the focus order through the main to ensure it is logical by [December 2021].

3: The navigation is not correctly announced by a screen reader on mobile or desktop. This can make it difficult for blind users to use the main menu or understand the structure of the content contained within. This fails WCAG success criterion 4.1.2 (Name, Role, Value).

We plan to resolve these issues with the navigation so it is announced accurately by a screen reader by [December 2021].

4: In some places on our website the keyboard focus is not visible, especially when using Mozilla FireFox. This makes it hard for keyboard users to identify which part of the site is active and fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.7 (focus visible).

We plan to make the focus visible across the site by [December 2021].

5: The accordions used across the site are currently not included in the keyboard tabbing order so will be inaccessible to non-mouse users. This fails WCAG success criterion 2.1.1 (Keyboard).

We plan to resolve this issue and make the content within the accordions accessible to all users by [December 2021].

6: The purpose of links is not always clear from the text alone, which will affect screen reader users when they list links. This fails WCAG success criterion 2.4.4 (Link Purpose (In Context)).

We plan to change all links so they are meaningful without the context of the surrounding text by [December 2021]. Any new links added will also have clear purpose.

7: Some of our buttons, for example our social media icons, are missing programmatic labels so will be announced in an unhelpful way by a screen reader. This fails WCAG success criterion 4.1.2 (Name, Role, Value).

We plan to add programmatic labels to all buttons by [December 2021]. Any new buttons will be added with programmatic labels as standard.

 

Interactive forms

1: Checkboxes are not programmatically associated with their labels so are announced without the context the label provides. This can make it difficult for screen reader users to understand what is required of them. This fails WCAG success criterion 4.1.2 (Name, Role, Value).

We plan to add programmatic labels to our checkboxes by [December 2021]. Any new forms will be developed with appropriate labels.

2: The error messaging on our forms is generic in places and does not describe how to correct the error. This fails WCAG success criterion 3.3.3 (Error suggestion)

We plan to change our error messaging so it accurately describes the issue and how to fix it by [December 2021]. Any new forms will be added with descriptive error messaging.

3: The error messaging on our forms is not announced by the screen reader so blind users will be unaware an error has occurred. This fails WCAG success criterion 4.1.3 (Status Message).

We plan to make the error messaging assertive by [December 2021].

 

What we are doing to improve accessibility

We have identified a number of areas within this statement that do not comply with WCAG 2.1 guidelines. We plan to re audit our website by the end of December 2021 to validate resolutions to any areas that failed WCAG 2.1 listed in this accessibility statement.

 

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 19 July 2021. It was last reviewed on 21 July 2021.

This website was last tested on 16th July 2021. This website was tested for compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines V2.1 level A and level AA, and the test was carried out by Web Usability Partnership Ltd.

We used the Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM) approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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