Accessibility statement for heckgrammar.co.uk
This accessibility statement applies to heckgrammar.co.uk.
This website is run by Heckmondwike Grammar School. 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:
- Most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
- Our embedded PDFs cannot be accessed using screen reader software or navigated to using a keyboard
- You cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader
- Lack of focus visibility for keyboard users
- Labeling of interactive components to provide guidance through screen reader technology to those with visual impairments
- There are some videos that contain text which is not explained in the audio
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:
- Email: email@example.com
- Call 01924 402202
- Post: High Street, Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire, WF16 0AH
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 10 days.
If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, call or email us for directions.
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 Natalie James on the details provided above.
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 or visiting us in person
If you contact us before your visit we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.
Contact us via:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call: 01924 402202
- Post: High Street, Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire, WF16 0AH
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Heckmondwike Grammar School 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 ‘non-compliances and exemptions’ are listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
Some of our PDF and Word documents published prior to September 2020, do not meet the required accessibility standards. If you require a PDF or a Word document in an accessible format such as large print, easy read, audio recording or braille,. These documents do not meet the following success criterion:
1.3.1 Info and relationships
1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum)
1.4.5 Images of text
1.4.12 Text spacing
Our embedded PDFs cannot be accessed using screen reader software or navigated to using a keyboard, failing WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.2.1 (keyboard). We plan to fix this by June 2021.
Not all of the site’s functions can be operated by using the keyboard. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.1.1 (keyboard). We plan to fix this by June 2021.
There currently isn’t a visible focus, which helps users know which element has keyboard focus and where they are on a page. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.7 focus visible. We plan to fix this by June 2021.
Some images do 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 June 2021. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.
Some interactive components that provide guidance through screen reader technology to those with visual impairments do not have the right labelling. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.6 (headings and labels) and 3.3.2 (labels or instructions). We plan to fix this by June 2021.
There are some videos that contain text which is not explained in the audio, failing WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.2.5 (audio description (prerecorded). We plan to fix this by June 2021.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
PDFs and other documents
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. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role value).
Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, and forms published as Word documents. By October 2021 we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.
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 Parental Consultation November 2017.
We plan to add captions to all video content on our website, hosted on our Vimeo channel.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
We are currently working towards commissioning an accessibility audit.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 4th January 2021. It was last reviewed on 15th January 2021.
A full audit will be carried out by a trusted agency.
We will test:
- Our main website platform
- A selection of content pages, service and resources from across the site
We will publish our full audit report here once it has been completed.