This accessibility statement applies to content published on https://news.leeds.gov.uk
This website is run by Leeds City Council and PRgloo. 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:
- Some parts of our website do not have sufficient colour contrast between the text and background colour
- Some elements may cause problems for assistive technology users
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
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
Leeds City Council’s communications team 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 below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
Elements don’t have sufficient contrast ratio
The twitter retweet credit text on the homepage does not meet contrast requirements. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum).
Aria-label is used on an element which does not allow this attribute
Breadcrumb has an aria-label which is not allowed on a div element. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 23/03 /2021. It was last reviewed on 23/03/2021.
This website was last tested on 14/09/2020. The test was carried out by 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: