Please note the Accessibility Statement below is in the process of being updated to reflect the recent changes to this website.
ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT FOR VISIT THE MALVERNS
This statement applies to this Visit the Malverns website.
This website is run by Malvern Hills District Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use our website.
In order to adapt the content to meet your needs and preferences, you should be able to:
- change colours, contrast levels and fonts styles
- zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
- navigate through most of the website using just a keyboard
- request material in alternative formats, for example Word documents and PDF
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
My Computer My Way (MCMW) offer guides to using assistive technologies to use websites with a range of devices.
HOW ACCESSIBLE THE WEBSITE IS
We know that some parts of our current website are not fully accessible:
- some PDF documents cannot be interpreted by a screen reader
- our Events Calendar is difficult to navigate using keyboard
- finder pages are difficult to navigate using keyboard due to the interactive maps and filters
- checkboxes on our contact forms are not selectable using keyboard (alternative contact methods are provided)
- video content does not have captions or transcripts
- some of the text on the website does not have sufficient contrast with its background
- websites and documents that are produced by third-party organisations and are linked from Visit the Malverns
WHAT TO DO IF YOU CANNOT ACCESS PARTS OF THIS WEBSITE
If you need information that is on this website in a different format email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01684 892289.
REPORTING ACCESSIBILITY PROBLEMS WITH THIS WEBSITE
We are continually seeking to improve our website. We therefore welcome feedback or suggestions about how we can improve accessibility.
If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact: email@example.com
If you have a complaint about the accessibility of our website, you should raise a complaint using our Compliments and Complaints procedure.
If you are not satisfied with our response then 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’) and you should contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).
CONTACTING US BY PHONE OR VISITING US IN PERSON
If you wish to contact us about anything not covered, please visit our Contact us page (please use the alternative contact methods to the Online Form).
TECHNICAL INFORMATION ABOUT THIS WEBSITE’S ACCESSIBILITY
Malvern Hills District Council 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 and exemptions listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
NON-COMPLIANCE WITH THE ACCESSIBILITY REGULATIONS
Our Events Calendar is difficult to navigate using a keyboard. We are exploring solutions for this issue which we hope to implement in our new website launching early 2021.
PDFs and other documents
PDF documents are not formatted in such a way that they can be interpreted by a screen reader.
Checkboxes on our contact forms are not selectable using keyboard (alternative contact methods are provided).
Some of the text on the website does not have sufficient contrast with its background.
We will aim to address these issues when we launch our new website in early 2021.
At present there are no accessibility problems on www.visitthemalverns.org that we consider to be a disproportionate burden to resolve.
CONTENT THAT’S NOT WITHIN THE SCOPE OF THE ACCESSIBILITY REGULATIONS
PDFs and other documents
Our older PDF documents do not meet accessibility standards. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role value). However, 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, unless found otherwise.
Prerecorded videos published before 23 September 2020 do not include captions. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criteria 1.2.2 Captions (Prerecorded). Captions may not be added to these videos because a prerecorded video published before 23 September 2020 is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.
Interactive maps are exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.
WHAT WE’RE DOING TO IMPROVE ACCESSIBILITY
We are developing a new website that will launch in early 2021. The new website will have a greater focus on accessibility and will aim to address the issues identified with the current site.
PREPARATION OF THIS ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT
The statement was prepared on 17 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 17 September 2020.