Accessibility

This website is run by Bradford Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website.


Using this website 
During the development phase we endeavoured to follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines standard. That means you should be able to:
1. zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
2. navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
3. 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 aren’t fully accessible:

  • most older PDF documents aren’t fully accessible to screen reader software
  • some of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard
  • you can’t skip to the main content when using a screen reader

 

What to do if you can’t access parts of this website

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:
Please send an email to websitefeedback@bradford.gov.uk  

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

 

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting the requirements of the accessibility regulations, contact the Bradford Council Complaints Unit


Enforcement procedure
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing 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

Our offices have audio induction loops, or if you contact us before your visit we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.


Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Bradford Council 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.


Issues with technology

There isn’t a ‘skip to main content’ option on pages. It’s not possible for users to modify text spacing of line height.


Issues with text
- Some link text doesn’t make sense when read on its own (for example, ‘click here’).
We will review the content to ensure link text meets accessibility standards.


Issues with PDFs and other documents

Many of our older PDFs and Word documents don’t meet accessibility standards - for example, they may not be marked up so they’re accessible to a screen reader.

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 September 2020, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.

The accessibility regulations don’t require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.


How we tested this website

This website was last tested September 2020.

Key pages were selected for testing. We tested:
- Homepage
- Employer
- Careers

 

What we’re doing to improve accessibility
We will carry out regular testing and make improvements as needed.

This statement was prepared on 17 June 2020