This accessibility statement applies to

www.headwaydarlington.org.uk

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

Some parts of this website may not be fully accessible:

  •  some PDF documents may not be fully accessible to screen reader software
  • maps may be difficult to navigate using a screen reader
  • How to request content in an accessible format

If you need information in a different format contact us 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

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 us using the details at the bottom of this website.

 

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).

 

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Headway Darlington & District is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

This site has been built using code compliant with W3C standards for HTML and CSS. The site displays correctly in current browsers and using standards compliant HTML/CSS code means any future browsers will also display it correctly.

We are continually seeking out solutions that align this site with the latest standards. Should you experience any difficulty in accessing the website, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

This website endeavours to conform to level Double-A of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformance with these guidelines will help make the web more user friendly for all people. This website may have areas which are partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.

 Non-accessible content

The content that is not accessible is outlined below.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Scanned PDF documents do not comply with the Accessibility Regulations 2018 but these documents can be provided in an alternative format or on alternative media, on request.

 

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

3rd party products

  • We use Google maps. These may not be accessible to some people. We will always provide the information by alternative means on request

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.

 If you wish to have any content of this site in an alternative format please do contact Headway Darlington and District.

We are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. We are actively working to improve the accessibility and usability of our website and in doing so adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 21st October 2020 by LJ Digital Media