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Accessibilty

This accessibility statement applies to wyreforestspace.co.uk

This website is run by Wyre Forest Space. 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:

  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • The gallery cannot be paused with keyboard
  • Incorrect use of headings

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:

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: 

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 information is available on the individual about us pages:

  • Tel: 01562 732704
  • Email: property@wyreforestdc.gov.uk
  • Address: 
    Property Services
    Wyre Forest District Council
    Wyre Forest House
    Finepoint Way
    Kidderminster
    Worcestershire
    DY11 7WF

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

North Worcestershire Community Safety Parnership 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

Some PDFs - details highlighed bellow

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Some of our content is difficult to access using a keyboard. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.1.1 (Keyboard Accessible). Further controls are in development.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

PDFs and other documents

We are currently working to either fix inaccssable PDFs or replace them with accessible HTML pages.

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. For example, we do not plan to fix our meeting documentation archive.

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

Where possible, PDFs will no longer be uploaded.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 22 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 22 September 2020.

This website was last tested on 22 September 2020 and continues to be regularly tested and automatically scanned for compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines V2.1 level A and level AA. These tests have been carried out by Wyre Forest District Council web team.

Manual testing was conducted on a sample of pages against the GOV.uk checklist. The sample covered the homepage; mostly text based pages; images; forms and PDFs and other document types.