This accessibility statement applies to www.derbyshireobservatory.gov.uk
The Derbyshire Observatory is run by Derbyshire County Council’s Policy & Research team and the Population Knowledge and Intelligence team.
We are committed to making sure that everyone can use this website.
This includes committing to making this website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
That means the Derbyshire Observatory should allow users to:
- change colours, contrast levels, fonts and font sizes
- 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 have also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.
Visit the AbilityNet website for advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
We know some parts of the website are not fully accessible
- Most PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
- Colour contrast is insufficient on some elements
- The same link text is used for different destinations
- Other accessibility issues exist with elements of the site provided by our third-party supplier (ESRI UK)
Feedback and contact information
If you need information on our website in a different format such as –
- accessible PDF
- large print
- easy read
- audio recording
Please use email address firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ll consider your request and get back to you within five working days dependent on the urgency of your request.
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of our website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements
Please use email address email@example.com
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 you can contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).
Visit the Equality Advisory and Support Service website
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Derbyshire County Council’s Policy & Research team 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 listed below.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
WCAG AA 1.4.10 – some of our pages scroll in two dimensions on mobile devices
WCAG AA 1.4.4 – the pinch-to-zoom function is not enabled on some of our pages on mobile devices
WCAG A 2.4.1 – some of our pages do not provide a way to skip to the main content of the page
WCAG A 4.1.1 – not all our lists are marked up correctly
WCAG A 1.3.1- lists of related links are not all written as lists e.g. navigations.
WCAG A 1.1.1 – alternative text needs specifying for images used as a link
WCAG A 1.1.1 – some of our adjacent links point to the same destination
WCAG A 1.1.1 – some of our alternative text is the same as adjacent text
WCAG AA 1.4.3 – there is insufficient contrast for some text
WCAG AAA 1.4.6 – aim for the colour of text to strongly contrast with the background colour
WCAG A 1.3.1 – all form controls don’t have labels
WCAG AA 1.3.5 – not all fields identify their purpose programmatically
WCAG A 2.4.1 – a title is not specified for all inline frames
WCAG A 2.4.4 – not all links explain their purpose
WCAG A 2.4.4 – some link text is the same for different destinations
WCAG AA2.4.7 – not all controls change appearance when selected
WCAG A 1.3.1 – not every page contains a heading
WCAG A 1.3.1 – not all of our tables have headers
WCAG A 1.3.1 – not all headings include text
WCAG A 1.3.1 – not all table headings include a scope
Many of our PDF documents are not fully accessible as they are not machine-readable. We are reviewing the existing PDFs and ensuring processes are in place to ensure newly published PDFs meet accessibility standards.
WCAG A 1.3.1 – PDF headings should follow a logical order
WCAG A 1.3.1 – some PDFs do not have a specified heading
WCAG A 2.4.2 – some of our PDFs do not have a defined title
WCAG A 1.3.1 – not all first heading in our PDF’s are labelled as H1
WCAG A 31.1 – some of our PDFs do not have a default language specified
WCAG A 2.4.2 – some of our PDFs have weak titles
WCAG AA 2.4.5 – some of our long PDFs do not use bookmarks to aid navigation
WCAG A 4.1.1 – not all ID attributes on a page are unique
WCAG A 4.1.2 – not all links can be used by screen readers
Third party sites
We use a third party provider (ESRI UK) to host our website and they also provide some of the software to generate the content for the site.
We will work with this supplier to address any accessibility issues with their products, to ensure we provide a robust and accessible solution for you across all of our online services.
ESRI UK have conducted a Web Accessibility Overview outlining how InstantAtlas products and websites meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Content that is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
PDFs and other documents
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.
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
A review of all PDF’s published after the 23 September 2018 is currently being undertaken.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
We have performed a test of the website’s accessibility using the Silktide system.
Following testing we identified the issues listed above. We are currently preparing an accessibility roadmap that will set out how and when we plan to address the accessibility issues identified above.
Our commitment to you, is that we will continue to work with our supplier to rectify any issues.
When we update our website we will carefully monitor new content to ensure it meets accessibility standards.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 19 July 2021.
It was last reviewed on 19 July 2021.
This website was last tested using the Silktide system on 19 July 2021.
161 pages (of a potential 161 published pages) were tested.