This is the official accessibility statement for Business Lincolnshire.
This accessibility statement applies to www.businesslincolnshire.com
This website is run on behalf of Lincolnshire County Council. It is designed to be used by as many people as possible. 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
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.
How accessible this website is
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
- Some images don’t contain alt text
- Not all videos have captions and transcripts
- Some buttons might not have a clear link purpose
- Some pages don’t currently follow a clear heading structure
- Some PDFs and downloadable content might not be accessible
Feedback and contact information
If you need information on this website in a different format such as accessible PDFs, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille please email: email@example.com
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 7 days.
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We want this website to be used by as many people as possible and 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 the Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub team on: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
The Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub 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 and exemptions listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons:
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulation
- Some images don’t contain alt text (1.1.1 non-text content)
Images on some pages do not always have suitable image descriptions. Users of assistive technologies may not have access to information conveyed in images. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (Non-text Content). We are currently working on this for completion by March 2021. When publishing new content, we will make sure our use of images meets the specified accessibility standards.
- Not all videos have captions and transcripts (1.2.1 audio only and video only)
Some of our older videos may not feature captions. We are currently working to add captions and transcripts to all of our new videos and videos dated back to 2018. We aim to complete this by March 2021.
Many of our videos are embedded from YouTube and may feature labelling from YouTube itself, which is incorrect or not sufficiently descriptive.
- Some buttons might not have a clear link purpose (2.4.4 Link Purpose: In Context)
Some buttons on our website might be repetitive without clear link purpose such as ‘read more’. We are working on this and aim to make the completed changes by March 2021.
- Some pages don’t currently follow a clear heading structure (2.4.6 Headings and Labels)
We are aiming to make all of our headings clear and descriptive, which allows our users to find what they are looking for easily. We are working on this and aim to have this completed by March 2021.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
1. PDFs and other documents
Many of our PDFs, Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents don’t currently meet accessibility standards such as being marked up to be accessible for use with a screen reader. Regulations don’t require us to fix PDFs and documents published before 23 September 2018 so we don’t currently plan on fixing documents before this date.
We are reviewing all of our downloadable documents with the aim to be completed by March 2021. Any new documents will be accessible where it is within our control.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
We are working with our website developers to continually identify and resolve issues as they arise, as well as completing the fixes listed above.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared in September 2020. It was last reviewed in October 2020.
This website was last reviewed in August 2020. The test was carried out on behalf of Business Lincolnshire.