Accessibility

Find out how accessible our website is, how to report accessibility issues and what to do if you can’t access parts of this website

Accessibility statement for vegannetwork.co.uk

This website is run by the Suffolk County Council Vegan Staff Network.

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)

Make your device easier to use

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability or impairment.

This includes how to:

  • make text larger
  • magnify the screen
  • change fonts and colours
  • make your mouse pointer easier to see
  • using your keyboard instead of a mouse
  • making your device talk to you

You can translate this website to your preferred language by changing the settings in your browser (such as Internet Explorer, Chrome or Safari).

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible. For example, some files may not be suitable for users of assistive technology.

What to do if you can’t access parts of this website

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille please email vegannetwork@suffolk.gov.uk.

We’ll consider your request and get back to you as soon as possible.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website.

If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact us by emailing vegannetwork@suffolk.gov.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 more about Suffolk County Council’s interpreting and translation services, including how to contact us to make a request.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The Vegan Network 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 (WCAG) 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.

PDFs and other documents

Some of our PDFs and other document types may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. This fails WCAG success criterion 4.1.2 Name, Role Value. We aim to resolve this issue by September 2021.

Colour contrast

Text does not always have a contrast ratio of at least 4.5:1 against its background colour. This fails WCAG success criterion 1.4.3 Contrast Minimum. We aim to resolve this issue by September 2021.

Difficulty using a keyboard

It may sometimes be difficult navigating this website using only a keyboard. This fails WCAG success criterion 2.1.2 No Keyboard Trap. We aim to resolve this issue by September 2021.

Link text

Some link text may not make sense out of context. This fails WCAG success criterion 2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context). We aim to resolve this issue by September 2021.

Issues with assistive technology

Some of the code for our site may not work with assistive technologies, such as screen readers, screen magnifiers and text-to-speech services. This fails WCAG success criterion 1.3.1 Info and Relationships and 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value. We aim to resolve this issue by September 2021.

Disproportionate burden

We don’t categorise any of the accessibility issues on vegannetwork.co.uk as a disproportionate burden to fix within the meaning of the regulations.

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

PDFs and other documents

Many of our older PDFs and other documents may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. This fails WCAG success criterion 4.1.2 Name, Role Value.

The accessibility regulations don’t 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 don’t plan to fix old PDF newsletters that might still be published and accessed through our website.

Video

Live video streams may not include captions. This fails WCAG success criterion 1.2.4 Captions (Live). We may not add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

Some prerecorded videos published before 23 September 2020 do not include captions. This fails WCAG success criteria 1.2.2 Captions (Prerecorded). We may not add captions to these videos because prerecorded video published before 23 September 2020 is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

Some prerecorded videos published before 23 September 2020 may require, but don’t include, audio description. This fails WCAG success criteria 1.2.5 Audio Description (Prerecorded). We may not add audio description to these videos because prerecorded video published before 23 September 2020 is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

Any prerecorded video content we publish after 23 September 2020 will meet accessibility standards.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 4 May 2021. It was last reviewed on 4 May 2021.

A basic accessibility check of www.vegannetwork.co.uk was last carried out in May 2021 by the Vegan Network.

We carried out our testing based on a sample of our most used pages, forms, documents and other media.

We used a combination of methods to check this website, including manual testing and software tools such as WAVE.