Accessibility

Non accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Issues with text

  • some download links may not sense when read on their own; this fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.4 (link purpose (in context))

We plan to fix the issues by November 2020. 

Issues with files

  • there may be some files that are not fully accessible

We use Siteimprove tool to monitor any issues regarding accessibility and aim to fix any issues that has been found as soon as possible. We use Adobe Pro's accessibility checker to check the PDF documents and Microsoft Office Accessibility Checker to check any Microsoft Office files. We have also created a guidance for our staff how to make accessible documents, for more information on this, please see the Worcestershire County Council's SCULPT for Accessibility (opens in a new window) page.

Language of the page has not been set

  • the webpages on this site are missing a definition of the natural language; this fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 3.1.1 (language of page)

We plan to fix the issues by November 2020. 

Disproportionate burden

We have not identified anything that qualifies as a disproportionate burden.

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

Regulations do not apply to the following content of a website or mobile application of a public sector body:

Live video

Live video streams do not have captions. We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

Older files

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. 

Online maps

Geographic Information System (GIS) maps, online maps, mapping services are exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

Pre-recorded videos

Pre-recorded time-based media published before 23 September 2020 are exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

Third party content that we have not paid for

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