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Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement is applicable for content published on Forge mill farm website.

The Forge mill farm website is designed for as many people as possible. This means you would be able to:

  • clearly understand our content
  • view images and multimedia
  • zoom up to 300% without text spilling off the screen
  • read the content with good colour contrast and font
  • navigate the website using speech recognition software
  • navigate the website using the keyboard
  • listen to the website content using a screen reader (including NVDA, JAWS and VoiceOver)

How accessible is this website?

We fully understand that some content aspects of the Forge mill farm Website are only partially accessible.

For example:

  • Meet the animals videos does not have sign language interpretation.
  • The visual presentation of certain text and images of text does not meet the contrast ratio of at least 7:1

Measures to support accessibility

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council takes the following measures to ensure the accessibility of Forge mill farm website:

  • Include accessibility as part of our mission statement.
  • Include accessibility throughout our internal policies.
  • Integrate accessibility into our procurement practices.
  • Appoint an accessibility officer and/or ombudsman.
  • Assign clear accessibility goals and responsibilities.
  • Employ formal accessibility quality assurance methods.

Conformance levels

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) define requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. Level A being the lowest. Forge mill farm website is conformant with WCAG 2.2 level AA. Conformant with level AA means that few parts of the website do not fully conform to the level AAA guidelines.

Feedback and contact information

Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on Forge mill farm website:

Your message should include the following:

  • web address (URL) of the content
  • your email address and contact number
  • the format you need like braille, plain text, British sign language (BSL), large print or audio CD.

Phone: 0121 588 7210

E-mail: forgemill_farm@sandwell.gov.uk

Address:

Forge mill farm,

Forge Lane, West Bromwich

Postal code: B71 3SZ

We try to respond to feedbacks within 2 days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

If you find any problems associated with the accessibility requirements of a website, please contact us.

Enforcement procedure

If you contact us to report an issue, but if you are unhappy with our feedback, you can contact Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS)

Technical specifications

Accessibility of Forge mill farm relies on the following technologies to work with the combination of web browsers and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computers like HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

We are committed to making the website accessible in accordance with public sector bodies and regulations in 2018.

Compliance status

The Forge mill farm website complies with WCAG 2.2 level AA standard.

Non-accessible content

WCAG 1.2.6 Sign Language (Prerecorded) [AAA]

Sign language interpretation is not provided for all prerecorded audio content in synchronized media

WCAG 1.2.7 Extended Audio Description (Prerecorded) [AAA]

Extended audio description is not provided for all prerecorded video content in synchronized media

WCAG 1.4.6 Contrast (Enhanced) [AAA]

The visual presentation of certain text and images of text does not have contrast ratio of at least 7:1

WCAG 1.4.8 Visual Presentation [AAA]

No mechanism is available to make changes to visual representation of blocks of text like foreground and background colours, width, justification etc

WCAG 2.4.9 Link Purpose (Link Only) [AAA]

The purpose of certain links cannot be identified from link text alone.

WCAG 2.5.5 Target size [AAA]

Certain links does not meet target input size requirement of 44×44 css pixels

WCAG 3.1.3 Unusual Words [AAA]

No mechanism is available for identifying specific definitions of words or phrases used in an unusual or restricted way, including idioms and jargon.

WCAG 3.1.5 Reading Level [AAA]

When text requires reading ability more advanced than the lower secondary education level after removal of proper names and titles, supplemental content, or a version that does not require reading ability more advanced than the lower secondary education level, is not available.

WCAG 3.1.6 Pronunciation [AAA]

No mechanism is available for identifying specific pronunciation of words where meaning of the words, in context, is ambiguous without knowing the pronunciation.

WCAG 3.3.5 Help [AAA]

Context-sensitive help is not available for maps displayed in the website.

How we tested this website

We continuously check the web pages to ensure the website is accessible to wide demographics.

  • We scan the website using Axe DevTools.
  • We check the website content using the latest screen reader versions of NVDA, JAWS and VoiceOver.
  • We assess the web pages for keyboard accessibility.
  • We also test the individual page’s colour contrast using Web AIM.

Limitations and alternatives

Despite our best efforts to ensure the accessibility of Forge mill farm, there may be some limitations. Below is a description of known limitations, and potential solutions. Please contact us if you observe an issue not listed below.

Known limitations for Forge mill farm:

  • Certain pdf documents uploaded in the website are not fully accessible.
  • Uploaded images/videos may not have text alternatives/second media alternative respectively.
  • You cannot modify the line height or spacing of the text.
  • Few markup validation errors on the website could not be rectified since they originate from the external plugins used .

Few features implemented using external plugins puts a limitation to make them accessible. Issue could have been addressed if we use our own custom coding to implement the website features. But  external plugins were used as demanded.

This statement was last updated on 02 November 2023And it was last reviewed on 02 November  2023.

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