Known Issues

Technical information about this website's accessibility 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 is non-accessible for the following reasons.

  • The Civic cookie compliance tool is not keyboard accessible. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.1.1 (keyboard). We aim to fix this as soon as possible and will review the plugin on an annual basis to check for updates in regards to a fix for this failing aspect.
  • The “Share this” sharing tool doesn't fully meet the required contrast levels. This fails WCAG 1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum). We aim to review this on an annual basis to check for updates with regards to a solution.
  • Many of our older PDFs and Word documents don’t meet accessibility standards and may not be marked up so they’re accessible to a screen reader. We plan to fix these by September 2021. 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. Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
  • Some aria-labels and WAI-ARIA roles may be incorrect or not as useful as they could be. Our automated checks are able to check whether they exist, but are not able to tell us if they are useful in their given context. We are working through all of the pages on the website to ensure that they are helpful with the assistance of a screen reader. We aim to have this completed by September 2021.
  • The brand colour palette doesn't fully meet the required contrast levels in its application of some areas of the site, this is currently under review and a solution is in progress. We aim to have this rectified by September 2021.
  • Embedded video iframe elements are missing title attributes. We aim to implement a fix for this by September 2021 enabling the website staff to update any instances of videos so that they comply with the required standards.
  • Tabbing index. Some sections of content have generated tab indexes which introduce an initial tab between expected behaviours. We aim to implement a fix for this by September 2021 to remove unnecessary tabbing of content.