Accessibility statement for the Learning Disability Devon Website
This website is run by the Devon Learning Disability Partnership Board, it was designed by people with learning disabilities for people with learning disabilities.
We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website, and we want this site to be as accessible as possible. For example, that means you should be able to:
- change colours, contrast levels and fonts using browser settings
- zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen using browser settings
- 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
We have also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.
A website called AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability. Click or tap here to go to the AbilityNet website
If you would like information on our website translated into another language, you may find one of the services listed below meets your needs. However, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of any external website or free website translators.
Under some circumstances, for example, if you cannot read the information easily in English, you can request information in a different language from us. This includes British Sign Language, easy read or a foreign language. Click or tap here to email the Devon Learning Disability Partnership Board mailbox for advice.
How accessible is this website?
This website has been developed to be as accessible as possible. We are confident that this website is accessible.
What to do if you can’t access parts of the website
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 using the contact details at the end of this statement.
We’ll consider your request and get back to you as soon as possible.
Reporting accessibility problems with the 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 the requirements of the accessibility regulations, contact us using the contact details at the end of this statement.
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
The Devon Learning Disability Partnership Board 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 fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard
Non accessible content
The content types listed below are non-accessible for the following reasons:
- A few videos that we link to are not captioned, or may rely on autogenerated captions and may not be completely accurate
- A few PDF documents may not be accessible to Read Aloud functions
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
We have a small number of videos that have been published since September 2018 without closed captions. Although captions are available on those videos, they are autogenerated by YouTube and may not be completely accurate. Any new videos we create will meet accessibility standards.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
The Learning Disability Devon website was published before September 2018; as such it is required to be fully accessible by September 2020. We review all code and content on an ongoing basis to ensure we are compliant.
Some of our videos lack captions and do not meet accessibility standards. The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix videos published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.
This website links to third-party, external websites or services that may not be fully accessible.
How we tested this website
We tested this website in the following ways:
- We commissioned an accessibility audit completed by Cosmic
- using the NVDA screen reader (last tested March 2020)
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
The accessibility of the website has been checked and all recommended changes have been made 20.7.20. We will check how accessible the Learning Disability Devon website on a regular basis, this will include feedback from website users who are able to use an accessible online form within the website.
We will be reviewing this site on a regular basis and updating this statement accordingly.
For any enquiries about the accessibility of this website, you can contact us by:
- This statement was prepared on 20 July and last updated on 20 July 2020.