This statement applies to content published on the www.ceredigion.gov.uk domain. It does not apply to content on ceredigion.gov.uk subdomains (for example forms.ceredigion.gov.uk).
This website is run by Ceredigion County Council. It is designed to be used by as many people as possible. The text should be clear and simple to understand. You should be able to:
- zoom in up to 300% without problems
- 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 (for example NVDA).
Accessibility of this website
We know some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible:
- most older PDF documents aren’t fully accessible to screen reader software
- some video streams don’t have captions
- third party content that’s under someone else’s control
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, contact 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).
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Ceredigion 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.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
Issues with PDFs and Word documents
Most of our PDF and Word documents do not meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not be marked up so they’re accessible to a screen reader.
We are aiming to be in a position where any new PDF or Word document we publish will meet accessibility standards unless we determine that they represent a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. Ultimately, we plan to provide an accessible HTML version of the information as the primary source.
There are several thousand PDF and Word Documents on our website such as reports, strategies, meetings documents and more.
For all PDF and Word documents published on or after 23 September 2018, we aim to achieve one of the following:
- Remove from the website where it is no longer required
- Replace with an accessible HTML version where possible
- Ensure any new content is presented in accessible HTML format where possible
- Where a PDF is required, ensure it is as accessible as possible by:
- Ensuring they are machine-readable (WCAG A 1.1.1)
- Specifying headings for every PDF (WCAG A 1.3.1)
- Fixing untagged PDFs (WCAG A 1.3.1)
- Ensuring PDFs specify a default language (WCAG A 3.1.1)
- Defining a title for all PDFs (WCAG A 2.4.2)
- Ensuring PDF headings follow a logical order (WCAG A 1.3.1)
- Improving weak PDF titles (WCAG A 2.4.2)
- Ensuring long PDFs use bookmarks to aid navigation (WCAG AA 2.4.5)
Due to the volume of work involved, we aim to achieve this by September 2030.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
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 example, we do not plan to fix archived committee reports.
How we tested this website
This website is tested every week. The testing is carried out by automated software, provided by Silktide (silktide.com).
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 21 March 2022.