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Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to the website at

All parts of the website are accessible to people with a wide range of disabilities. However, there are some minor issues with the social media wall which uses the third-party service, but it should still be possible for people with a wide range of disabilities.

Because of the time constraints for getting the site live in response to the COVID-19 service, the media wall may present difficulties for people who are blind or who do not use a mouse. But equivalent information can be found by following #FishLocalGB on social media platforms or an aggregator of your choice.

This website is run by Kent and Essex IFCA. 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.

How accessible this website is
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
• The social media aggregator is partially accessible in that it allows navigation via a screen reader, but there are some minor issues such as the number of ‘likes’ not being read. We hope that this will be resolved in a future version of the service.

Feedback and contact information
If you need to get in touch with us about any matter, please use our contact page

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
[Note: this form of wording is legally required, so do not change it.]
Kent and Essex IFCA 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 and exemptions listed below.

Non-accessible content
All content should be partially accessible. There are no complete barriers to access.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
All non-compliances are either due to a disproportionate burden or are expempt. These are listed in the section below under Disproportionate burden section and Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations sections (below)

Disproportionate burden
• The social wall service has good accessibility but it is not fully compliant due to a lack of visible focus for some elements and some missing information such as the number of likes for a particular tweet, but the like button is still accessible and has the text alternative of “like”
• The modal dialog that opens from a social media item is not announced as a dialog. It also allows keyboard focus on background items
We’ve assessed the cost of fixing the issues with and 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 supplier contract is up for renewal, likely to be within the next 6 months.

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

Third- party tweets

• The tweets found in the social media wall are from third-parties and may not have been made with accessibility in mind. As such this content is exempt from WCAG 2.1 AA requirements.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We continue to look into options to make our social media wall more accessible. These may include using a different supplier, discussing our needs with he existing supplier, or creating a new wall.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 07 April 2020.
This website was last tested on 06 April 2020 The test was carried out by Dig Inclusion.