Learning Middlesbrough website accessibility statement

  1. Using this website
    This website is run by Middlesbrough Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

    • Zoom in up to 400% 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)
    • View the website using any device e.g. mobile phone, tablet, desktop computer

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

    Please note this website may not function correctly if you are using an older browser i.e. Internet Explorer. It is recommended for those users using Internet Explorer that they instead use Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge.

  2. How accessible is this website?
    Most of this website is currently compliant with the W3C WCAG 2.1 AA accessibility standard. However, there are some parts of this website that are not fully accessible:
    * Some links are missing discernible text.
  3. 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: email digital@middlesbrough.gov.uk We’ll consider your request and get back to you within 10 working days.
  4. 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 the Middlesbrough Council Digital Team by emailing the issue to digital@middlesbrough.gov.uk.
  5. 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).
  6. Technical information about this website’s accessibility
    Middlesbrough Council 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 under section two of this page.
  7. How we test this website
    This website is tested every 7 days. The tests are carried out by the Middlesbrough Council Digital team using online accessibility reporting tools and manual testing. Required changes that are discovered as a result of these tests will be implemented within two months.
  8. What we are doing to improve accessibility

Our accessibility road map below shows how we aim to improve accessibility across this website.

Issue: Some links are missing discernible text

Action: The website will be reviewed and text will be added where required behind links.

Target fix date: December 2021

This statement was prepared on 16/06/2020. It was last updated on 22/10/2021.