This service is offered as part of the wider Brent council website. There’s a separate accessibility statement for the main Brent council website and associated web platforms and applications.
This page only contains information about https://brentlibrariesblog.wordpress.com
Using this service
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’re also making the website text as simple as possible to understand.
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability:
- make your mouse easier to use
- use your keyboard instead of a mouse
- talk to your device
- make your device talk to you
- make text larger
- change your colours
- magnify the screen
How accessible this website is
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
- there isn’t an option to skip repeated links
- the colour contrast between some links and the background is too low
- some images are missing alternative text
- Elements are not highlighted when receiving keyboard focus
- The same link text is used for multiple destinations in places
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 email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
To help us deal with your enquiry, please try and include as must information as possible, including:
- the web address of the pages you're having difficulties with
- how you are accessing the site, for example on your phone, on a laptop, on a tablet
- If on a laptop or tablet, which browser you are using, for example Edge, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome or Safari
- the nature of your disability, if any
- a description of the problem.
We will consider your request and get back to you within 20 working days.
Reporting accessibility problems with 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, let us know by emailing email@example.com
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).
To contact the Brent Library team, call 020 8937 3400 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Brent Libraries is committed to making this 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 the non-compliances listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
Text and links
A small number of links may not make sense out of context. On the homepage adjacent links go to the same URL. Both of these fail WCAG 2.1 success criteria 2.4.4 (link purpose – in context).
Due to the nature of the Wordpress template used on this website, the homepage dynamically presents all the blog posts on a single page. This means multiple ‘share this’ and ‘comment’ links are repeated throughout the page and the same link text is used to go to different destinations. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 2.4.4 (link purpose – in context).
The links used to specify how a blog is filed or tagged, along with the link to add a comment are only identified by colour. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 1.4.1 (use of colour).
The headings for the share this and social media widgets are all marked up as H3 headings when they should be H2. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 1.3.1 (info and relationships).
Images, video and audio content
Some images, used as links, don’t have alternative text. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content) and 2.4.4 (link purpose – in context).
There is not enough contrast between the blue text used for the navigation links and the background of the navigation bar. There is other blue text sitting on grey backgrounds that also do not provide enough contrast. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3 (contrast – minimum).
Interactive tools and transactions
The field where users can leave a comment on individual blog posts does not have a label. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (info and relationships), 3.3.2 (labels and instructions).
Navigation and accessing information
An option to skip repeated links is present but does not work. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.1 (bypass blocks).
When using the tab key to jump between elements, a number of components are not highlighted on focus. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.7 (focus visible).
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
How we tested this service
This website was last tested on 4 November 2020 by Brent Council using:
- Manual checking
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
- We will work to resolve all identified content specific issues that are within our control and will release them to the website as soon as possible.
- We are also investigating alternative WordPress themes to use for the blog.
- We are in the process of redeveloping our main website and are looking at ways we can incorporate this blog content, into it.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 5 November 2020. It was last reviewed on 4 November 2020.