Accessibility statement for 5G RuralDorset.org
This accessibility statement applies to 5G RuralDorset.org
This website is run by 5G RuralDorset on behalf of Dorset 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 is this website?
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
- you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
- live video streams do not have captions
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 and we’ll get back to you.
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, please contact us
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
We provide a text relay service for people who are D/deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment.
Find out how to contact us
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
5G RuralDorset is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.
Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential for reporting results from project trials. For example, we have PDFs with information on data sets. By September 2020, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.
As part of the accessibility roadmap, which we are working on, we will be aiming for any new PDFs or Word documents we publish to meet meet accessibility standards.
Live video streams have captions auto added by YouTube, not all videos are currently checked for the accuracy of their captioning.
We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.
Some images may 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 December 2020. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.
Navigation and accessing information
There’s no way to skip the repeated content in the page header (for example, a ‘skip to main content’ option).
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
Our accessibility roadmap is still under construction but when finished it will show how and when we plan to improve accessibility on this website.
This statement was prepared on 25 November 2020. It was last updated on 01 December 2020.
This website was last tested on 30 November 2020. The test was carried out by Upperdog.