Accessibility

This website is run by Safer East Sussex Team. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you can:

change contrast levels and fonts sizes
zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
listen to most of the website using a screen reader (tested with JAWS https://www.freedomscientific.com/)

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.


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

Most PDF documents are not accessible to screen reader software however content on these files can be resized using the plus (+) or minus (-) tool on the top of the PDF toolbar or in the settings of your web browser. Other accessible features can be added as plugins for most web browsers.


What to do if you cannot access parts of this website

If you have any accessibility or technical problems when using this site, we would like to hear about it. Please tell us and we will make reasonable efforts to address them. Your other suggestions and comments are also welcome. Please let us know your comments:
Phone: 01323 466549
Email: safercommunities@eastsussex.gov.uk

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

Safer East Sussex Team 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 not compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. The non-accessible sections are listed below.

File names are not descriptive or readable.
links do not have descriptive tags in every instance.
Some images are used instead of readable content.
Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information.

We plan to add text alternatives for all images by [date]. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.


PDFs

Many of our older PDFs do not meet accessibility standards - for example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader.

Some of our PDFs are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services. By [date?? we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.

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.


This statement was prepared on Febuary 2020. It was last updated on [Febuary 2020].

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