This accessibility statement applies to the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty website at www.lincswolds.org.uk
This website is run by Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service. 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.
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How accessible this website is
We monitor and audit lincswolds.org.uk using https://www.webaccessibility.com/ to keep it accessible in line with WCAG 2.1 AA standards.
However, we know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
- when increasing the font size some items overflow and maybe slightly difficult to read
- some document attachments are not clearly written
- some graphics and document attachments have poor colour contrast
- some images do not have good alternative text
- many documents are in PDF, Excel or Word format and are not accessible
How to request content in an accessible format
If you need information in a different format contact us and tell us:
- the web address (URL) of the content
- your name and email address
- the format you need (for example, audio CD, braille, BSL or large print, accessible PDF)
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
If you find problems that are not listed on this page or you think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, contact us.
If you contact us with a complaint and you are not happy with our response contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).
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’).
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service is committed to making its websites accessible, as per 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.
- Some form controls do not have labels. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (Info and relationship). We plan to ensure all form labels are applied correctly by 1 January 2022.
- Some graphics have text in. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.5 (Images of text). We plan to ensure all images are free from text by 1 January 2022.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
PDFs and other documents
Some of Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Services older PDFs are inaccessible and do not meet accessibility standards.
We are working towards replacing as many PDFs as possible with HTML web pages.
The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they are not essential to providing our services.
We are prioritising making PDFs accessible that:
- contain information on how users can access our service
- are most frequently downloaded
- contain information that has a statutory requirement
We are developing training and guidance to help all document creators to develop accessible documents.
Our plan is to ensure that all essential PDFs are converted into an accessible format by 30 September 2022.
We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 4 October 2021. This website was last tested on 4 October 2021.
The test was carried out by Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service.
Last updated 4 October 2021