1. Using this website
The High Weald AONB Partnership runs this website. We aim to make our website accessible to the widest possible audience. This means, for example, that you should be able to:
- zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
- navigate most of our websites using a keyboard
- navigate most of our websites using speech recognition software
- listen to most of our websites using a screen reader
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have additional access needs.
2. How accessible is our website?
Parts of our websites are not fully accessible. For example, we've found the following issues on some of our pages:
- some PDF documents are non-accessible
- some images lack alternative text and some images are used as links
- broken links
- you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
- some video content does not have closed captions
- missing or unclear page descriptions
3. How to request content in an accessible format
- the web address (URL) of the content that you need
- your contact name and email address
- the type of format you need
4. Technical information about this website's accessibility
The High Weald AONB Partnership is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
5. Compliance status – and what we’re doing to improve accessibility
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the issues mentioned above in point 2.
We've prioritised our website content based on analytics and data. We're currently working to identify the above instances, where these issues exist & how to fix them.
The team is also working on a new version of the website that will meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.
Any new pdf, HTML or Office file format documents we publish will aim to meet accessibility standards.
Non-HTML documents: We are training our staff in accessibility and how to create accessible documents. We are updating documents which are essential to providing our services to make sure they are fully accessible.
6. Disproportionate Burden
The following has been identified as Disproportionate Burden for 2020 and will be reviewed yearly.
- adding subtitles to existing media created before 2018
- adding accessibility features to existing interactive media created before 2018
- updating some pdfs created after 2018, this being an ongoing project based on access metrics and internal content prioritisation. This is due to the very large amount of pdfs we've published.
Some pdfs published on our sites between 2018 and September 2020 are not fully accessible. This is because fixing such a large number of documents by September 2020 placed a disproportionate burden on our team. We’re fixing these documents in priority order to make sure that our most frequently used and needed documents are made accessible first. After that we’re fixing our less frequently used documents until all our pdfs are made accessible.
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.
7. How we tested this website
Our website was tested for compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines V2.1 level A and level AA by East Sussex County Council in July 2020, using SortSite.
8. Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 14 October 2020.