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

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:

  • Many PDF and word documents are not fully accessible.
  • Some images are not fully accessible

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:

 

business.solutions@kirklees.gov.uk

01484 414708

 

We'll consider your request and get back to you within 5 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 accessibility requirements, contact:

 

business.solutions@kirklees.gov.uk

01484 414708

 

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

 

business.solutions@kirklees.gov.uk

01484 414708

 

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

 

Kirklees 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.

 

Non-accessible content

 

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • Many PDF and word documents are not fully accessible.
  • Some images are not fully accessible.

Disproportionate burden

 

Many of the PDF and Word documents published on the site are a disproportionate burden to make accessible:

They fail on these WCAG 2.1 A criteria:

  • Not structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This fails WCAG 2.1 section 4.1.2 (name, role value) (Level A)
  • No alternate text for some images – fails WCAG section: 1.1.1 Non-text Content (Level A)
  • Incorrect tagging of some content – fails WCAG section: 1.3.1 Info and Relationships (Level A)
  • Incorrect heading of a table – fails WCAG section: 1.3.1 Info and Relationships. (Level A).

They fail on these WCAG 2.1 AA criteria:

  • Incorrect nesting of some headings – fails WCAG section: 2.4.6 Headings and Labels. (Level AA)
  • Insufficient colour contrast between text and background – fails WCAG section: 1.4.11 Non-Text Contrast (Level AA).

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

 

Documents published before 23 September 2018 do not come within the scope of the accessibility regulations.

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

 

How we tested this website

 

We tested our website platforms, available at the following addresses:

 

www.kirkleesbusinesssolutions.uk
www.kirkleesearlyyearssolutions.co.uk

  • We have tested a sample of pages using an automated testing tool. Each page was individually tested, any accessibility issues which were found were fixed and tested again.
  • We will continue to test all pages within the site, any accessibility issues found will be fixed and tested again.
  • We tested a sample of PDF and Word documents using the automated accessibility checker within Microsoft and Adobe Acrobat Pro and manually tested reading order and colour contrast.
  • We will continue to test all PDF and Word documents within the site, any accessibility issues found will be fixed and tested again.