This accessibility statement applies to the Essex Safeguarding Adults Board website located at essexsab.org.uk.
This website is run by Essex County Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
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:
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:
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: [provide both details of how to report these issues to your organisation, and contact details for the unit or person responsible for dealing with these reports].
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).
Essex County Council 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 partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Not all functionality is operable with a keyboard. Sub-menu items cannot be accessed with a keyboard. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion (Keyboard)
We plan to ensure all functionality is operable with a keyboard by 1st June 2023.
There are instances where the visible label does not match the accessible name making it difficult for users of assistive technologies to interact with certain elements. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion (Label in name)
We plan to make the accessible name identical to the visible label by 1st June 2023
When attempting to change a dropdown you are taken to another page. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 3.2.2 (On input)
We plan to ensure changing an element does not change context by 1st June 2023
When zooming in to 400% elements overflow the page meaning you cannot see the content. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.10 (Reflow)
We plan to ensure that all elements reflow correctly when changing zoom levels by 1st June 2023.
When increasing font size to 200% some text does not resize. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.4 (Resize text)
We plan to ensure that when resizing text all content can read by 1st June 2023
Some items do not meet the minimum requirements for contrast making it difficult for users with visual impairments to see. This fails success criterion 1.4.3 (Contrast (Minimum))
We plan to improve the contrast ratios to meet the minimum requirements by 1st June 2023
Some images have a very low contrast making it difficult for impaired users to clearly see the image. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.11(Non-text contrast)
We plan to ensure all graphics meet the minimum contrast requirements by 1st June 2023
Some images include text with no suitable alternative in communicating the text to the user. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.5 (Images of text)
We plan to ensure all images are free from text by 1st June 2023
Most images have no alternatives making it difficult to identify the purpose of the image. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (Non-text content).
We plan to add accurate alternatives to all images by 1st June 2023
Some content is not included in landmarks and some landmarks do not exist making it difficult for users of assistive technologies to navigate. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (Info and Relationships)
We plan to add the correct landmarks to all content by 1st June 2023.
The heading structure of the page is confusing as there are 2 heading one tags. This can confuse users to the purpose of the page This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.6 (Headings and Labels)
We plan to ensure headings are all used correctly by 1st June 2023
The search field has no label making it difficult to understand the purpose of the input field. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 3.3.2 (Labels or instructions)
We plan to add informative labels to all inputs by 1st June 2023
Most of our older PDFs and downloadable documents do not meet accessibility standards. However, we plan to ensure that moving forward all PDFs meet WCAG 2.1 Accessibility standards.
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.
For documents that are essential to providing our services, such as: -
we are developing a strategy to ensure that they are made accessible.
The strategy prioritizes PDFs that are opened/used regularly or have information that is a statutory requirement. We are also developing training and guidance to help all document creators develop accessible documents.
Our plans are to ensure that all essential PDFs meet accessibility regulations by 1st June 2023.
We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.
This statement was prepared on 10 September 2021. It was last reviewed on 1st June 2022.
This website was last tested on 10 September 2021. The test was carried out by Essex County Council.