Accessibility statement for LGA Labour Climate Emergency


This accessibility statement applies to www.lgalabourclimateemergency.com

This website is run by LGA Labour. 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:

  • PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software.
  • Images do not always have alt text available.
  • There are some colour contrast issues.
  • The logical order of an article is not always preserved for assistive technology.

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF or large print:
email Labour.GroupLGA@local.gov.uk

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 7 days.

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: Labour.GroupLGA@local.gov.uk or jasmine.hawes@local.gov.uk.

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

LGA Labour 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

Images across the site lack accurate alt text. This is non-compliant against success criteria 1.1.1: Non-text content. We plan to review the alt text for all images over summer 2022.

Headers are used inconsistently and in some cases against practice where headers have been left empty or poorly labelled. This fails against success criteria 1.3.1: Info and Relationships. We will look into removing the empty headers and where possible make the title of the page consistent with being tagged <h1>.

The PDFs hosted on the site lack the appropriate tagging and therefore fail success criteria 1.3.1: info and relationships. We will investigate the remediation of the existing PDFs over the summer of 2022.

Across the site and in particular the blog ‘home’ pages there are problems relating to success criteria 2.4.4: Link Purpose (In Context), with multiple ‘read more’ links available on the same page. Some context is provided in body text either side, but this has the potential to be improved upon. We will discuss this with our developers over summer 2022.

On multiple template pages there are failures on SC 2.4.3 Focus Order as we have experienced errors with screen readers whilst trying to follow a logical page order. We are investigating how to resolve this situation.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 11 August 2022.

This website was last tested on 11 August 2022. The test was carried out by the LGA using the Government’s simplified method of testing accessibility with the Deque’s AXE browser extension with a sample of each page type and key landing pages.