Accessibility statement for bevancommission.org

 

This accessibility statement applies to the Bevan Commission’s information on bevancommission.org. All the information pages have the same accessibility page. It outlines how accessible the information is, how to report problems and how to request information in an alternative format. You can access these pages from the footer inside web pages.

 

Using this website

 

This website is run by Bevan Commission hosted by Swansea University. 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’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.

 

 

How accessible this website is

 

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

 

  • the text will not reflow in a single column when you change the size of the browser window

  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text

  • some pages and document attachments are not clearly written

  • some heading elements are not consistent

  • some images do not have good alternative text

  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software

  • live video streams do not have captions

  • few of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard

  • you cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader

 

 

Feedback and contact information

 

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

Email: bevan-commission@swansea.ac.uk

Call: 01792 604630

 

In order to help us better meet your needs, please tell us the alternative format you would like to receive, and if you use any assistive technology please let us know.

 

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 15 days.

 

If you cannot view the map on our contact us page, please call or email us on our contact us page for directions.

 

 

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: bevan-commission@swansea.ac.uk.

 

 

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).

 

 

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

 

We provide a text relay service for people who are D/deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment.

 

Our offices have audio induction loops, or if you contact us before your visit we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.

 

Find out how to contact us.

 

 

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

 

The Bevan Commission 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 – Level AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

 

 

Non-accessible content

 

The content listed below is non-accessible is outlined below with details of:

  • where it fails the success criteria

  • planned dates for when issues will be fixed

Headings on some pages are not in a logical nested order. This fails WCAG 2.1 1.3.1 A success criterion (Info and Relationships). We plan to identify and fix these by March 2021.

 

Images on pages do not always have suitable alternative text. Some images are missing alternative text and some have incomplete text. This fails WCAG 2.1 1.1.1 A success criterion (Non-text Content). We plan to identify and fix these by February 2021.

 

A few pages contain Iframe elements that do not contain a title attribute that identifies the frame. This fails 2.4.1 A success criterion (Bypass Blocks). We plan to identify and fix these where possible by April 2021. Where these cannot be fixed, alternative accessible pages will be provided for the same content.

 

 

PDFs and other documents

 

New documents we publish to access our services should be fully accessible.

 

However, we know that some of our older documents (published before April 2017) are not accessible. For example, some of them:

  • are not marked up in a way that allows screen reader users to understand them

  • are not tagged up properly, for example they do not contain proper headings

 

Some of these are historic documents and are not as relevant today. These types of documents are exempt from the regulations. We do not currently have any plans to make them accessible.

 

If you need to access information in one of these document types, please contact us and ask for an alternative format.

 

 

Navigation and accessing information

It’s not possible for users to change text size without some of the content overlapping.

 

 

Interactive tools and transactions

 

Some of our interactive forms are difficult to navigate using a keyboard. For example, because some form controls are missing a ‘label’ tag.

 

Our forms are built and hosted through third party software and ‘skinned’ to look like our website.

 

We’ve assessed the cost of fixing the issues with navigation and accessing information, and with interactive tools and transactions. We believe that doing so now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations.

 

We will make another assessment when the supplier contract is up for renewal, likely to be in 2022.

 

Live video

 

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 22 November 2020. It was last reviewed on 16 January 2021.

 

This website was last tested on 16 January 2021. The test was carried out by an internal team with support from existing accessibility guidance tools including WebAim and support from our main website service provider. We tested a combination of core templates, commonly used templates and complex templates.