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Accessibility Statement

Accessibility statement for Suffolk Schools Recycles

This website is run by Suffolk Waste Partnership. 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
  • 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.


Basic website accessibility check

The Suffolk Schools Recycling website is covered under the Suffolk County Council disproportionate burden assessment, this means only a basic check of this website has been undertaken. See further details of the Suffolk County Council assessment below:

https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/about/web-accessibility/disproportionate-burden-assessment/

We have listed below tests which have failed or there are issues with below and the time frames for correcting these. Faults labelled as "Issues" below have not failed the tests, but there are problems with them that we need to address in the future. We will update the below information as the items which fail or have issues are corrected (below is correct of 21st September 2020).

Text Content

  

Result: Fail due to:

  • Out of context some of the page titles do not make sense e.g. “4Rs”

Action needed: Need to check every page for this error and correct.
Timeframe for changes: Needs to be reviewed by our team. To be sorted ASAP.


Result: Issue due to:

  • inconsistent spacings

  • text being small

  • twitter icon faded

  • quiz shows correct answers when the stylesheets are disabled.

Action needed: We need to investigate costs of having these fixed.
Timeframe for changes: Needs to be sorted out by the website hosting company. Will be looked into in the future.

PDFs and other documents

 

Result: Fail due to some pdfs/word documents:

  • Not having meaningful titles

  • Having no headers set up

  • Having unclear links

Fixed: July 2020

Interactive tools and transactions

 

"Ask Rebel" form
Result: Fail due to:
  • Form fields not being marked up correctly

  • Form labels not clear

  • No ability to review responses before submission

Fixed: Sept 2020 - Form removed and replaced with email address

Technology

 

Result: Fail due to:

  • Users of the website not being able to use one finger to zoom

  • Aspects of the website getting stuck when using keyboard (e.g. scrolling banner and Twitter feed)

  • Not enough colour contrast between green text & hyperlinks again blue background

  • Scrolling banner unable to be disabled

Fixed: Sept 2020
Exceptions due to disproportionate cost:
  • All webpages do not present well with stylesheets disabled - due to generally light website traffic and content not specifically for users with disabilities, fixing this would mean a fundermental change to the website which would cost a lot of money to achieve. 
  • Website cannot zoom with one finger - due to the same reasons as above we are claiming this would be a disproportionate cost to us. Developer did suggest however that for android phones there are accessibility settings that allow you to set up triple-tap one finger zoom, which would then mean you could use this on our website.

Image, video and audio content

 

Result: Fail due to:

  • Some "alt" descriptions for images being too vague and no captions

  • Slider images containing text and yes/ no composting picture

Fixed: Sept 2020


What to do if you can't access part of this website

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

We’ll consider your request and get back to you.


Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact waste.management@suffolk.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).


Technical information about this website accessibility

Suffolk Schools Recycling is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard as listed above.

This statement was prepared on 21st  September 2020 and will be updated as issues are fixed.

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