Accessibility Statement

Accessibility statement for the Brighton & Hove Learning Gateway

This accessibility statement applies to the Brighton & Hove Learning Gateway. The Gateway allows users to access a variety of training materials and e-learning, as well as to book training courses online.

This website is run by Brighton & Hove City Council. 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:

Images

Some images on the website are purely for decorative purposes and don’t have meaningful alternative text. This means that screen readers will not be able to discern the purpose of the image. This does not comply with WCAG 2.1 A F30.
Some images on the website convey meaning, but do not have alternative text. This means that screen readers will not be able to discern the purpose of the image. This does not comply with WCAG 2.1 A F65.

Links

On some pages the links do not contain any text or an image with alt text. This means that assistive technologies cannot identify the purpose of the links. This does not comply with WCAG 2.1 A F89.
Some link text is not descriptive. This means that assistive technologies cannot identify the purpose of the links. This does not comply with WCAG 2.1 A F63.

Forms
  • Some of our form fields and buttons are not labelled correctly. This means some users will not be able to identify the purpose of the form field. This does not comply with WCAG 2.1 A F68.
Tables
  • Some presentation tables are not marked up as such.  This means that assistive technologies will read the content of these tables out of context. This does not comply with WCAG 2.1 A F91.
iframes
  • Some iframes do not have a title. This means that assistive technologies will read out the frame filename, which may be meaningless. This does not meet with success criterion WCAG 2.1 A 2.4.1.
Content
  • Some pages on this website have the same title. This means that web visitors may not be able to identify whether the information contained in the Web page is relevant to their needs. This does not comply with WCAG 2.1 A F25.
  • On some of our pages, headings have been left blank. This means that their purpose cannot be understood by assistive technology. This does not meet with success criterion WCAG 2.1 AA G130. 
Other
  • The contrast of the navigation bar colours is not high enough. This means that some users will have difficulty reading the content. This does not meet with success criterion WCAG 2.1 AA 1.4.3.
HTML
  • There are some errors in the markup of HTML. This means that assistive technologies may skip important content. This does not comply with WCAG 2.1 A F70 and WCAG 2.1 A F77.


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 our Learning & Development Team: learning@brighton-hove.gov.uk

We’ll consider your request and get back to you within 10 working 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 Learning & Development Team using the contact details 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).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Brighton & Hove 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 on the website are purely for decorative purposes and don’t have meaningful alternative text. This means that screen readers will not be able to discern the purpose of the image. This does not comply with WCAG 2.1 A F30.
  • Some images on the website convey meaning, but do not have alternative text. This means that screen readers will not be able to discern the purpose of the image. This does not comply with WCAG 2.1 A F65. 
Links
  • On some pages the links do not contain any text or an image with alt text. This means that assistive technologies cannot identify the purpose of the links. This does not comply with WCAG 2.1 A F89.
  • Some link text is not descriptive. This means that assistive technologies cannot identify the purpose of the links. This does not comply with WCAG 2.1 A F63.

Forms
  • Some of our form fields and buttons are not labelled correctly. This means some users will not be able to identify the purpose of the form field. This does not comply with WCAG 2.1 A F68.
Tables
  • Some presentation tables are not marked up as such.  This means that assistive technologies will read the content of these tables out of context. This does not comply with WCAG 2.1 A F91.
iframes
  • Some iframes do not have a title. This means that assistive technologies will read out the frame filename, which may be meaningless. This does not meet with success criterion WCAG 2.1 A 2.4.1.
Content
  • Some pages on this website have the same title. This means that web visitors may not be able to identify whether the information contained in the Web page is relevant to their needs. This does not comply with WCAG 2.1 A F25.
  • On some of our pages, headings have been left blank. This means that their purpose cannot be understood by assistive technology. This does not meet with success criterion WCAG 2.1 AA G130.  
Other
  • The contrast of the navigation bar colours is not high enough. This means that some users will have difficulty reading the content. This does not meet with success criterion WCAG 2.1 AA 1.4.3.
HTML
  • There are some errors in the markup of HTML. This means that assistive technologies may skip important content. This does not comply with WCAG 2.1 A F70 and WCAG 2.1 A F77.

We are currently working with our site developers to work to identify and resolve these issues by 31 Dec 2020. When we publish new content, we’ll make sure it meets accessibility standards.

PDF and MS Word docs
Many of our older PDFs and Word documents do not meet accessibility standards - for example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader.

We'll improve these as much as possible so they are accessible. We'll also replace as many PDFs as possible with accessible HTML pages.

If you struggle with accessibility on any of these documents, please contact us at learning@brighton-hove.gov.uk.

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 MS Word documents we publish on our website will meet accessibility standards.

Live video

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

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We are currently working with the external developers for the Learning Gateway to resolve the outstanding accessibility issues listed above.

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 05 August 2020. The test was carried out by Orbis, East Sussex County Council and Brighton & Hove City Council

We tested the accessibility of the Learning Gateway using Sortsite.

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