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Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to the East Sussex Learning Portal. The Portal 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 East Sussex County 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.

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 go to the relevant contact from our Contact Us page on this site. 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 then please let us know.


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
East Sussex County 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 above.

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

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. For example, we do not plan to fix past course handouts.
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish 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.

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

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 East Sussex County Council.
We tested the accessibility of the Learning Portal using Sortsite.

 

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