Accessibility statement for the Edinburgh Poverty Commission website

This accessibility statement applies to the Edinburgh Poverty Commission website at edinburghpovertycommission.org.uk

This website is run by the City of Edinburgh Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • zoom in up to 250% 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:

  • at the moment, a number of images are missing alternative text
  • our contact form can be hard to use if you are visually impaired.

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, please contact us.

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Edinburgh Poverty Commission

c/o City Strategy Team
The City of Edinburgh Council
Business Centre 2.1
4 East Market Street
Edinburgh, EH8 8BG

strategyandinsight@edinburgh.gov.uk

0131 469 6149

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 the City Strategy Team at the address or email address above.

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).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

We provide a text relay service for people who are D/deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment.

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

Find details of this support on the City of Edinburgh Council website.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The City of Edinburgh 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

Images

Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).

We plan to add text alternatives for all images by October 2020. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

Headings

Some pages of our site have skipped heading levels, so people using a screen reader may find the information hard to navigate. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (info and relationships).

We plan to add all the correct heading levels by October 2020. When we publish new content, we’ll make sure all the heading levels are included correctly.

Forms

The error indicators on our contact form will not be played on a screen reader, which makes it hard for people using a screen reader to understand and correct errors when completing the form. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.3 (Status messages).

We plan to update the contact form by October 2020. When we publish new forms, we’ll make sure they meet accessibility standards.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

 This statement was prepared on 23 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 23 September 2020.

This website was last tested on 21 September. The test was carried out by The Whin Marketing Company Ltd and included all pages on the website.

You can ask for a copy of the full report using the details below.