This accessibility statement applies to content published on https://www.westleedsactivitycentre.co.uk domain.
This website is run by West Leeds Activity Centre.
How accessible this website is
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
- Keyboard only users are unable to interact with the navigation
- Screen reader users are unable to complete the contact form
- There is no mechanism to skip to content
Feedback and contact information
If you need information on this website in a different format email email@example.com and tell us:
- the web address (URL) of the content
- your name and email address
- the format you need, for example, audio CD, braille, BSL or large print, accessible PDF
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
If you find any problems that are not listed on this page or you think we’re not meeting the accessibility requirements, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you contact us with a complaint and you’re not happy with our response 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’)
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
West Leeds Activity Centre 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 not compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
When using a keyboard to navigate down a page interactive elements should differ in styling when focused on. This allows a user to understand where on the page they are when using a keyboard to navigate up or down the page. Some elements on our website doesn’t change styling when focused on.
This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 2.4.7 Focus visible (AA).
Keyboard only users are unable to interact with the navigation pop up after selecting “menu”. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 2.1.1 keyboard (A).
Screen reader users are not alerted to any changes when opening and closing the navigation. This can mean screen reader users are unaware if the process has worked. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value (A).
Skip to content link
There is no method to bypass the header and navigation across the site. Normally this is achieved by adding a “skip to content” link at the top of the page. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 2.4.1 Bypass blocks (A).
Images with no alternative text or not marked as decorative
Some images on our website are missing alternative text or haven’t been marked as decorative. Alternative text is used to describe the purpose of the image to visitors who are unable to see them. This can include screen readers and browsers that block images.
If an image is purely decorative then an alt tag should be included but left empty. This allows assistive technology to understand the image is there for decorative purposes. If an image serves a purpose (such as explaining what an entrance of a building looks like) then we must include descriptive alternative text.
Some of the images affected are:
- the social media icons in the header and footer
- Child Friendly Leeds logo in the header
- Promotional images on the homepage for Schools, Youth groups, Team buildings and CSR
- Decorative images behind “Activities” and “Duke of Edinburgh” on the homepage
This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 1.1.1 Non-text content (A).
Links identified by colour alone
Some links in the footer are the same colour as the surrounding text and have no other styling to identify them as a link (such as underlined). This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 1.4.1 Use of colour (A).
Some text on our website doesn’t have enough colour contrast against the background colour behind it. This can make the text hard to read for users with low vision or colour blindness. Some areas affected are:
- Purple text on an orange background such as the 3 miles, 17-acres and activities text on the homepage
- Orange text on white background such as “Book your event” in the 3 miles, 17-acres and activities section of the homepage
- Orange text on a purple background such as “Book an event” and “Connect with us” in the footer
This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 1.4.3 Contrast (minimum) (A).
When increasing letter spacing and line height some of the elements on the page are no longer aligned properly due to components having a fixed height (such as the email address and telephone number in the bar above the header). This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 1.4.12 Text spacing (AA).
When zooming in the text doesn’t behave as expected. On some occasions the text goes smaller and on others the text makes horizontal scrolling bar appear and some text can be hidden behind other components. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 1.4.4 resize text (AA) and 1.4.10 reflow (AA).
Browser tab title
The title in the browser tab is very lengthy and can be hard to judge what page you are on from the title text. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 2.4.2 Page title (A).
Multiple ways to find content
There is no alternative method of finding content other than the navigation. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 2.4.5 Multiple ways (AA).
The website does not validate using W3C validator. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 4.1.1 Parsing (A).
There is no title attribute on the YouTube video that appears on the homepage. We need to add a title to the video that explains what the video is and the fact it is a video. This should allow screen reader users know they are about to interact with a video.
This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 2.4.1 Bypass blocks (A) and 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value (A).
Some pages on our website have empty heading tag. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 1.3.1 Info and relationships (A).
Headings not marked up correctly
On the Volunteering with us page the list underneath “The benefits include” isn’t using list HTML mark-up. Using list HTML mark-up allows screen reader users to understand how many items are in the list but it can also make the content easier to read for sighted users. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 1.3.1 Info and relationships (A).
Some content on our website have links that don’t make sense when taken out of context. For example on the Duke of Edinburgh page in the introductory paragraph which reads “If you’d like to find out more about the Duke of Edinburgh award please visit their website by clicking this link” where the word link is the only text within the link. The text within the link should make sense to a user when taken away from the surrounding content. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 2.4.4 Link purpose in context (A).
The form fields on the contact form on the Contact page have no associated labels to explain the purpose of each field to screen reader users. The form fields do have placeholder text however when users click into the fields the text disappears, this could prove problematic for users with poor memory. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 1.3.1 Info and labels (A), 3.3.2 Labels or instructions (A) and 4.1.2 Name, role, value (A).
After submitting the contact form without entering any information on the contact page an error message appears however screen reader users are not made aware of the new content that has appeared so are unaware the form has failed to submit. This fails WCAG 2.1 3.3.1 Error identification (A).
After submitting the contact form on the contact page screen reader users receive no feedback that the form has been submitted correctly. This fails WCAG 2.1 4.3.1 Status message (AA).
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 26th August 2020. It was last reviewed on 22nd March 2022.
This website was last tested on the 15th October 2019. The test was carried out by the Web Design Team at Leeds City Council.
We tested a selection of pages, ensuring those tested reflected the variety of different page layouts used on our website.
The pages we tested were:
- Volunteer with us
- Duke of Edinburgh