Accessibility

Accessibility statement for Southampton 2025 UK City of Culture Bid

This accessibility statement applies to www.southampton2025.co.uk, the website for Southampton 2025 UK City of Culture Bid.

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:

  • You cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader or keyboard

  • The website logo is not highlighted on focus

  • The colour contrast on a few elements is not sufficient

 

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 info@southampton2025.co.uk

We’ll consider your request and 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, contact info@southampton2025.co.uk by email.

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

Southampton City 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 below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

  • The colour contrast on a few elements is not sufficient. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3 (minimum contrast). We are reviewing our branding and intend to resolve this issue by end of September 2020.

 

We cannot fix the following issues in our current website platform so we plan to fix them in the next version of this website, expected by end of 2020:

  • You cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader or keyboard. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.1 (bypass blocks).

  • Some adjacent links go to the same destination but have not been combined. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).

  • A few empty links exist on the site that cannot be read by a screen reader. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role, value).

  • The user interface component to enter email address on the subscription form does not programmatically identify the purpose of the field. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.5 (identify input purpose).

  • A few heading tags do not contain text. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (info and relationships).

  • Not all controls change appearance when they are selected. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.7 (focus visible). 

 

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 15 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 16 September 2020.

This website was last tested on 16 September 2020. The test was carried out internally.

We tested all of the pages.

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