Accessibility Statement – Live Well Kirklees
This is the Accessibility Statement for the Live Well Kirklees website. This website is run by Kirklees Council.
We have also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.
How Accessible is this Website?
This website should allow a user to do the following:-
- Modify the line height or spacing of text.
- Zoom in up to 200% without the text spilling off the page.
- Navigate most of the website using a keyboard.
- Navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
We are aware that there are many parts of this website that are not fully accessible :-
- Heading Levels are skipped on certain content pages;
- Most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software;
- Live video streams do not have captions;
Using this Website
This website uses a widget that contains several Accessible features that can be used by users with specific requirements. The widget is available on the top right-hand side of the header menu.
These features include: -
Contrast & Font Size
Changing the contrast and font sizes of text can increase legibility for some users.
A user can change the contrast settings.
To increase the font size, click on the icons at the top right of the screen. The user can also use the browser’s own zoom facility. The website will work up to 200%.
You can use the Google Translate feature at the top right of the screen to translate the text to any of the available languages, including common community languages in Kirklees such as Bengali, Chinese, and Somali. Please note that the translation is done automatically by the Google software, not by the council.
Further information on accessibility options
The RNIB has a webpage with information on options that computers have which can make it easier for people with low or no vision to use them. RNIB Accessibility Options
Efforts have been made to create accessible alternatives for content that does not meet standards where possible.
Where appropriate we may be able to deliver content to users in accordance with their needs.
Please see “Make a request for Accessible Content” section for further details.
Make a request for Accessible Content
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille; Please fill out details in Contact us form or use the appropriate details, below.
Contact Details for Kirklees Council
PO Box 1720
Purpose of Links
Kirklees Council will use links to navigate to content on the website. External links will open in a new window.
Where possible the action of an external link will be described by extra description within the link text, so all users can understand the link’s purpose. However, in certain areas of the website adding this extra description will become a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations.
We have provided the following definition for external links: -
External Links will be used for any content that has known limitations with assistive technologies OR navigates a user away from secure platforms. In summary, this means the following items are considered External links –
- Non-HTML Documentation (See “Issues with PDFs and other documents”)
- Redirection away from secure platforms
- External websites that are not part of Kirklees Council.
Contact us and Complaints Procedure
We are always looking for ways to improve the Live Well Kirklees website. If you find any problems that are not listed within this statement, or believe we are not meeting the requirements of the accessibility regulations please contact us on –
Contact Details for Kirklees Council
PO Box 1720
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) responsible for enforcing the accessibility regulations. If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, please contact the Equality Advisory and Support Services (EASS)
Technical Information about this Website’s Accessibility
Kirklees Council are 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 2.1 (WCAG) AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed in the following section, “Non-Accessible Content”.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
During our last review of this website it has come to our attention that there are areas of the website that fail to meet WCAG 2.1: -
Issues with Heading Levels
Some of our content pages have skipped heading levels and do not follow sequential pattern.
Our content authors are reviewing content
Issues with PDFs and other documents
Many of our older PDFs and Word documents do not meet accessibility standards - for example, they may not be marked up to be accessible for a screen reader.
Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with Easy Read Information on how users can access our services. By September 2020, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.
The accessibility regulations don’t require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.
Issues with images, video and audio
Live video streams have captions auto added by YouTube, not all videos are currently checked for the accuracy of their captioning.
There are no issues that are considered a disproportionate burden.
Content that is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
Web Content that is not subject to the standards referenced in this policy statement are as follows: -
- Content that is archived.
- Content on intranets and extranets published before 23/09/2019
- Non-HTML Documentation (PDFs, Microsoft Office files) that were published before 23/09/2018.
- Non-HTML Documentation (PDFs, Microsoft Office files) that are not essential to the services Kirklees provides.
- Live Audio and Video
- Pre-recorded Audio and Video published before 23/09/2020
- Online Maps and mapping services
- Third Party Content that is not under direct control of Kirklees or main website provider – Google Translate, Social Media links
This statement was prepared on 03/02/2022. Kirklees will review this policy every year on or before the 22/09. This policy was last reviewed on 01/07/2022.