Accessibility

Introduction

This accessibility statement applies to the ESCIS website (escis.org.uk)

The ESCIS website is run by the East Sussex Library and Information Service of 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:

  • 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)
  • Skip navigation- screen reader can skip the navigation to access to the main content.

We have also tried to make 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.

Images – Alt text is provided for images unless decorative.

Video – Videos are embedded in the site from YouTube have captioning and the transcription is available.

Forms – We aim to make all forms accessible. Field names on each form are explicitly associated with their text boxes.

Links – All links will open in your existing browser tab, enabling you to use your browser back button to navigate.

We know some parts of this website are not accessible.

A detailed list of known accessibility issues and how we plan to address them is available further down this statement. We regularly review the site and add further issues to this statement as they are identified.

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: [email protected]

call: 01273 481754

We will consider your request and get back to you within ten 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:

email: [email protected]

call: 01273 481754

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

ESCIS 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 the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below non-compliant with the accessibility regulations.

Third party content

  • PDF documents (such as leaflets, and posters) supplied by third parties could be not fully accessible to screen reader software.
  • MapsOnline maps and mapping services are exempt from the regulations if essential information is provided in an accessible digital manner for maps intended for navigational use.

Disproportionate burden.

The content listed below non-compliant with the accessibility regulations.

  • Navigating date picker with keyboard – Date pickers are known to fail several basic criteria in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).
  • Some links point to anchors that do not exist and/or do not explain their purpose.
  • The main search form, the search filters and the events search form do not have labels for screen readers – it is not compliant because the forms are built by a third party that we do not have direct control over.

What we are doing to improve accessibility.

We have agreed with SCIP an ongoing programme of work to address any accessibility issues as reported by the SilkTide software. We are continually working on our content and site structure and finding ways to make the site more intuitive and easier to navigate.

We are working with third party organisations and acquiring plug ins to rebuild the website so that it is fully accessible.

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