Accessibility statement for the Meadows to George Street website

This accessibility statement applies to the Meadows to George Street website at meadowstogeorgestreet.info

This website is run by the City of Edinburgh Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • zoom in up to 250% without the text spilling off the screen
  • 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:

  • at the moment, a number of images are missing alternative text
  • our videos need better captions and audio descriptions
  • our interactive maps only work with a mouse or touch screen
  • some of our backgrounds don’t have enough contrast with the text
  • our timeline image needs a text alternative

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, please contact us.

Waverley Court
4 East Market Street
Edinburgh
EH8 8BG

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 7 days.

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 the Active Travel team at the address or email address above.

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 details of this support on the City of Edinburgh Council website. 

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The City of Edinburgh Council 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 listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Images

Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).

We plan to add text alternatives for all images by October 2020. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

Videos

Some videos do not have an audio description or text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 1.2.3. (Audio Description or Media Alternative (Prerecorded)) and 1.2.5. (Audio Description (Prerecorded))

We plan to add text alternatives for all videos by October 2020. We plan to publish the audio descriptions by November 2020. When we publish new content, we’ll make sure our use of videos meets accessibility standards.

Headings

Some pages of our site have skipped heading levels, so people using a screen reader may find the information hard to navigate. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (info and relationships).

We plan to add all the correct heading levels by October 2020. When we publish new content, we’ll make sure all the heading levels are included correctly.

Interactive maps

People who need to navigate our website using keyboard can’t get to the interactive icons on our maps under Project Details. This means they won’t be able to access the information linked to those icons.  This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.1.1. (keyboard)

We plan to update the interactive maps by November 2020. If you need copies of the consultation materials before then, please contact us using the details below.

Colour contrast

Some of the background colours our website do not provide a strong contrast for the white text. This makes it hard for people with visual impairments or colour blindness to access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3. (contrast).

We plan to update the colours used on our site by October 2020.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 23 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 23 September 2020.

This website was last tested on 22 September. The test was carried out by The Whin Marketing Company Ltd and included all pages on the website.

You can ask for a copy of the full report using the contact details below.

Get In Touch

Waverley Court
4 East Market Street
Edinburgh
EH8 8BG

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