Accessibility statement

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.

Web Accessibility Initiative

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. Existing web content produced by our organisation will meet our standard by 23 September 2020.

W3C Validation Service

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.

Visual Design

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.

Browser compatibility

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.

Priority areas identified for improvement

We have identified the following as priority areas to be improved in order to meet the WCAG 2.1 standards and are endeavouring to address them as soon as possible:

  • Producing accessible PDF files
  • Adding transcripts and subtitles to all video content
  • Ensuring all images have alt tags
  • Other improvements

As of 15 May 2019, a working group has been formed to address these areas and so far progress has been made on creating standardised templates for text documents, compiling training for staff on how to produce accessible PDF files and ensuring that all staff are aware of the latest accessibility regulations. Work is ongoing in this area and the Authority will be trialling more accessible governance documents and reports in Summer 2019.

Useful Links

The site aims to achieve overall compliance with the Web Accessibility Initiative's (WAI) guidelines.

Get in touch

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.

(This page was last updated 14/05/2019)