Accessibility statement for www.legacygrazing.org.uk
This accessibility statement applies to the Essex County Council website located at legacygrazing.org.uk
This website is run by Essex 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 400% 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:
- Some alternatives for images are missing or are just repeating content on the page.
- Landmarks are not consistently implemented across the website. Many landmarks are missing, and some are implemented incorrectly.
- Some heading levels are skipped or the order is illogical.
- Some lists are incorporated incorrectly.
- The purpose of some inputs on the volunteer form are not clear.
- Some links only use colour to distinguish they are interactive.
- Some text has low contrast.
- When resizing text, some elements are impossible or difficult to read.
- Some popup content is not easily dismissible.
- The carousel cannot be paused, stopped or delayed.
- There is no functionality to skip repeated content such as the menu.
- Page titles are not always accurate or include too much information.
- The purpose of some links is not clear to the user.
- The keyboard focus is not visible making it difficult for some users to navigate the website.
- Visible labels are not always included in the accessible name making it difficult for users of assistive technologies to interact.
- Errors on forms do not always identify the specific field or have accurate error information.
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: Accessibility@essex.gov.uk
- We’ll consider your request and get back to you within 20 working days.
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact the accessibility team at Accessibility@essex.gov.uk who will consider your request and get back to you within 20 working days.
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
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Essex 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.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons:
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
- Some images have incorrect alt text or alt text that repeats existing content. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (Non-text content)
We aim to ensure existing images have the correct alt text and new content is added with the correct alternatives by 1 June 2021.
- Landmarks are missing, or are incorrectly implemented, some heading levels are in an illogical order and some elements such as lists and checkboxes are used incorrectly. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (Info and Relationships)
We plan to ensure all elements are correctly implement by 1 June 2021.
- Some form fields do not have clear input purpose and could pose a problem for people with cognitive disabilities to complete. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.5 (Identify input purpose)
We plan to ensure all inputs have clear inputs that can be programmatically determined by 1 June 2021.
- Some links are only identified by colour. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.1 (Use of colour)
We plan to ensure that colour is not the only way to identify an action or visual element by 1 June 2021
- Some text has low contrast ratio’s that fall below the required 4.5:1 ratio. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3 (Contrast (Minimum))
We plan to ensure all items comply with minimum contrast ratios by 1 June 2021.
- When resizing font size some text becomes obscured and difficult to read. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.4 (Resize text)
We plan to ensure that when resizing text, no content is obscured or difficult to read by 1 June 2021.
- Some menu items that are activated on hover or focus cannot be easily dismissed and obscures content. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.13 (Content or Hover or Focus)
We aim to ensure all popup elements can be easily dismissed by 1 June 2021.
- Some items such as the carousel and photo galleries cannot be operated with a keyboard. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.1.1 (Keyboard)
We aim to ensure all elements are operable with a keyboard by 1 June 2021.
- Carousel elements that are time based cannot be adjusted. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.2.1 (Timing adjustable).
We plan to ensure time limits are adjustable by 1 June 2021.
- Carousel elements cannot be paused or stopped making it difficult for users to interact with. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.2.2 (Pause, stop, hide)
We plan to ensure all automatic content can be controlled by 1 June 2021.
- The website includes no skip links to skip past repeated content. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.1 (Bypass blocks)
We plan to ensure skip links are implemented to skip repeated content or content that could cause difficulty navigating the website by 1 June 2021.
- Page titles are lengthy and could be confusing to some users. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.2 (Page titled)
We plan to ensure all page titles are descriptive and accurate by 1 June 2021.
- Some links are not clear of their purpose making it difficult to identify the destination of the link. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.4 (Link purpose (In context))
We plan to ensure all links are descriptive and clear of their destination by 1 June 2021.
- When using a keyboard only, focus styles are not visible making it difficult to navigate and interact with the website. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.7 (Focus visible)
We plan to ensure all focus styles are visible and easily identifiable by 1 June 2021.
- Some elements and interactive elements do not have visible labels in the accessible name potentially making it difficult for users of assistive technologies to interact with some elements. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.5.3 (Label in name)
We plan to ensure all interactive elements that have visible labels are marked up with the correct name by 1 June 2021.
- Form inputs with errors are not identified clearly. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 3.3.1 (Error identification)
We plan to ensure all errors are clearly identified by 1 June 2021.
- Form inputs with errors do not offer clear suggestion on how to overcome form errors. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 3.3.3 (Error suggestion)
We plan to ensure all form errors offer clear solutions to overcome the error by 1 June 2021.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
- PDFs and other documents
- Although some of Legacy Grazing's older PDFs are inaccessible and do not meet accessibility standards, we are working towards making as many of the PDFs meet WCAG 2.1 AA Accessibility standards as soon as possible.
The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.
We are prioritizing PDF’s so that those documents that
- contain information on how users can access our service
- are most frequently downloaded
- Or have information that has a statutory requirement
are made accessible. We have developed training and guidance to help all document creators develop accessible documents.
Our plan is to ensure that all essential PDF’s meet accessibility regulations by 1st July 2021.
We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.
What we are doing to improve accessibility
We are constantly looking in to improving the accessibility of our website. We will liaise with our supplier on how to fix our accessibility issues.
We will continue to monitor accessibility using automated and manual checks.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 12 February 2021. It was last reviewed on 12 February 2021.
This website was last tested on 10 February 2021. The test was carried out by Essex County Council.
The sample of pages we tested was based on key functionality and high traffic pages which we discovered by using analytics tools.