Accessibility statement for Local Offer Scilly and Family Scilly websites
This accessibility statement applies to Local Offer Scilly and Family Scilly websites:
These websites are run by the Council of the Isles of Scilly, Children & Family Services and are hosted by WIX.
We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
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
skip to the main content when using a keyboard to navigate
We have attempted to use plain English throughout the site to make the information easy to understand. Information about education, health and social care is complex and changing, we are committed to making further improvements to the way information and services are explained.
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability and you can visit www.localofferscilly.org.uk/leisure-activities and go to Support with Technology section for further information on how to get support locally.
How accessible this website is
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
Many documents, Word and PDF do not meet accessibility standards
Some headings are not using the appropriate h tag styling
Some bullet points are not using appropriate styling
Some links are not descriptive
Underlines are sometimes used to highlight a word and are not links
The text will not reflow in a single column when you change the size of the browser window
Feedback and contact information
If you need information on this website in a different format, please contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
call: Council of the Isles of Scilly, Children & Family Services 01720 424490
visit: Carn Gwaval Wellbeing Centre, St. Mary’s, Isles of Scilly TR21 0NA
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:
Council of the Isles of Scilly, Children & Family Services:
call: 01720 424490
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
The Council of the Isles of Scilly 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 the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
Use of documents
Various document types are used on this website, including PDFs, Word documents and Excel Spreadsheets. These are currently not accessible.
We are undertaking a review of all documents and, where possible, the information within these will be uploaded as web content. If documents are required, we will work to make these as accessible as possible, including using appropriate heading stylings and meeting colour contrast requirements.
Language used to describe services and advice
We have tried to use plain English when describing services and information. However, at times the website describes complicated processes and includes phrases that may not be easily understood by our website users, particularly those new to SEND (special educational needs and disability) processes.
We are in the process of simplifying the language used, linking to further information where relevant and explaining clearly the use of phrases used by service providers.
We plan to complete an initial review and make updates during 2021.
Please get in touch if there are any documents that you are not able to access and we will provide the information in a different format.
Some headings have not been styled using the appropriate h tag, and at times the heading numbering is not sequential. All content will be reviewed to ensure headings are appropriately and consistently styled.
Bullet point styling
Some bullet points have not been styled using the appropriate tag, and at times the heading numbering is not sequential. All content will be reviewed to ensure headings are appropriately and consistently styled.
Meaningful link text
On some pages, hyperlinks do not explain where the user will be taken and use phrases such as ‘click here’ and ‘more information’. Link text will be updated so that they are more meaningful for users.
Links to documents
Some links within page content do not inform the user that they will open or download a document, such as a PDF. Text will be updated so that it is clear that a document will open when using the link.
We plan to complete updates by October 2021.
Navigation and accessing information
Content does not reflow to a single column when users zoom to 400%.
The website is hosted by WIX and do not have this feature. This would require a new website to be developed with a different host. We believe that doing so now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. We will make another assessment when the hosting of websites is reviewed or WIX may add this feature in the future.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
PDFs and other documents
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
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
We plan to improve accessibility on this website by continuing to audit and fix issues during 2021 and carry out a review of work by June 2022.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 25th June 2021. It was last reviewed on 19th March 2020
This website was last tested on 10th June 2021. The test was carried out internally and this website has not had a formal external accessibility audit.