Last updated: 5 November 2019

Accessibility Statement

This website is run by the High Streets Task Force.

Our Accessibility Statement

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • 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)

 

How accessible is this website

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

  • some tables do not have row headers and captions
  • some elements have poor colour contrast
  • some pages are not clearly written and may lack correctly applied headings
  • some error messages are not clearly associated with form controls
  • some instructional text for form input is missing
  • some links may be ambiguous

 

What to do if you cannot 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, please email info@highstreetstaskforce.org

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 7 working days.

 

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

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, please email info@highstreetstaskforce.org

 

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

High Streets Task Force 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.

 

Non accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non compliance with the accessibility regulations

Some links are ambiguous and do not clearly indicate their purpose, so people using a screen reader may experience confusion or disorientation. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.4 (Link Purpose (In Context)).The full site will launch in Summer 2020 and at that time use of links will meet accessibility standards.

A table is present on the site which contains tabular data but does not have a caption or row headers. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (Information and relationships). The full site will launch in Summer 2020 and at that time information contained within HTML tables will meet accessibility standards.

Information is not provided visually within the form labels for required form input fields. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 3.3.1 (Error Identification). The full site will launch in Summer 2020 and at that time all required form fields will be indicated visually to sighted keyboard users as well as audibly to screen reader users.

Error messages are not announced to the screen reader when a user is unsuccessful in completing a form. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 3.3.3 (Error Suggestion). The full site will launch in Summer 2020 and at that time all error messages will be made visually and audibly available to sighted and screen reader users.

Some elements have poor colour contrast on hover or focus and do not pass the contrast ratio of 4.5:1 for text. This fails WCAG 2.1 Contrast (Minimum).The full site will launch in Summer 2020 and at that time minimum colour contrast will be in place.

Some pages are not clearly written and may lack correctly applied headings. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.5 (Headings and Labels). The full site will launch in Summer 2020 and at that time all information will be visually and audibly available to sighted and screen reader users.

 

How we tested this website

This website was last tested on 04/11/2019. The test was carried out by StormID and all pages bar the logged in area of the site were tested as the site is acting as an interim website while the full High Streets Task Force site is being built for public use.

We tested:

 

[This statement was prepared on 5th November 2019. It was last updated on 5th November 2019.]