Accessibility

Find out how accessible our website is, how to report accessibility issues and what to do if you can’t access parts of this website.

Accessibility statement for egfl.org.uk

This website is run by Ealing Learning 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
  • 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 have 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 site are not accessible. For example:

  • most of the documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • some of the images do not have alternate text
  • some link text is used for multiple destinations

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 EGfL web and communications team.

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

Ealing Learning Partnership 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, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible. We will work on fixing them as soon as we can.

Images

Some images do not have a text alternative (alt text), so the information in them is not available to people using a screen reader. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).

We plan to add text alternatives for all images by the end of 2020.

When we publish new content we will make sure images are tagged with alt text.

Links

On some pages the same link text is used for different link destinations. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.4 Link purpose (in context).

We plan to resolve this issue on all pages by the end of 2020.

When we publish new pages we’ll make sure link text meets accessibility standards.

PDFs and other documents

Some of our PDFs and other documents do not meet accessibility standards - for example, they may not be marked up so they're accessible to a screen reader. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role value).

We are currently reviewing all documents to identify which can be deleted, replaced with accessible HTML pages, or made accessible.

By the first quarter of 2021, we plan to have fixed at least the top 10% most viewed documents.

New documents we publish from January 2021 (when training on making documents accessible has been provided to staff) will meet accessibility standards, unless we determine that they represent a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations.

There may be other technical issues which are not listed here.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

PDFs and other documents

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Live video

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We fixed some accessibility issues on egfl.org.uk in the lead up to 23 September 2020, and we will continue to improve the website going forward.

We will also begin the process of replacing our website platform from April 2021. We will ensure that outstanding accessibility issues are fixed in the next version of the website which will be released by December 2021.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 22 September 2020.

This website was last tested in August 2020 using the WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool. Testing was carried out by the EGfL web and communications team.

We carried out this testing based on a sample of our most used pages and templates.

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Last updated: 23 Sep 2020