The Broads Authority is committed to providing a web site that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of ability or technology and including those who have visual, hearing, motor and cognitive impairments.
At the Broads Authority we are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our web site and in doing so, aim to meet our legal obligations under the UK Equality Act.
This web site endeavours to conform to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1. The Accessibility Guidelines explain how to make Web content accessible to people with disabilities. Conformance to these Guidelines helps to make the Web more accessible to users with disabilities and benefits all users. There may be some pages that do not conform to all the guidelines. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the whole site conforms, this is an ongoing process and older content may not yet reach the standards in all areas.
New and updated web content, including web pages, images and videos produced by our organisation will meet WCAG 2.1, level AA, by 23 September 2018 as per the EU Web Accessibility Directive affecting public sector bodies.
Our aim is that existing web content produced by our organisation will meet our standard by 23 September 2020.
We have identified the following as priority areas to be improved in order to meet the EU Web Accessibility Directive (WCAG 2.1) and are endeavouring to address them as soon as possible.
Progress where relevant is documented below.
As we are a public authority that works with a number of partner organisations, we frequently host and link to documents generated outside of our organisation on our website.
We cannot guarantee that these documents will meet a high level of accessibility, however we do try to ensure that any issues that our stakeholders have with them are addressed and followed up.
Please get in touch with us if you have an issue with any external documents on our website.
In May 2019, a working group was formed to address the areas listed above and to improve accessibility in our organisation. As of March 2020, The group has made progress in a number of areas, including those listed above, although we are continuously looking to improve our approach to accessibility.
If you have any suggestions for how we can improve please get in touch with us via our contact form.
This web site is built using code compliant with W3C standards for HTML, XHTML and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
W3C is the governing authority on web development standards and practices.
This site uses CSS for visual layout.
If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.
The site displays correctly in current web browsers. If you view our site on an older browser, you may find pages don't display as intended if the browser isn't standards-compliant. We recommend you upgrade your browser to the latest version of one of the following, to get the most from our site.
The site aims to achieve overall compliance with the Web Accessibility Initiative's (WAI) guidelines.
If you have any comments, suggestions or complaints regarding accessibility on this website please get in touch with us and we will endeavour to address the issue as soon as we can.
(This page was last updated 12/03/2020)