This accessibility statement applies to https://www.fishingheritage.com/
This website is run by North East Lincolnshire Council (NELC) and We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. 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
- listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
How accessible this website is:
This site is not compliant with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Level AA
We know several parts of this website are not currently accessible, for example
- Not all content is contained in landmarks
- The visible focus indicator does not have sufficient contrast
- Some controls have insufficient contrast, against their background
- Some content’s layout breaks, when the site is zoomed
- Some controls do not have the correct accessible name
Feedback and contact information
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:
Call: 01472 313131
Address: NE Lincs Council Municipal Offices, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, DN31 1HU
The Council will consider your request and get back to you in 5 working days.
The Council is always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think the Council is not meeting accessibility requirements, contact: Digital-Inclusion@nelincs.gov.uk
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 the Council responds to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).
Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person
Council offices have audio induction loops and this facility is available at: North East Lincolnshire Council, Municipal Offices, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1HU
Find out how to contact us North East Lincs Council – Contact us
The 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 non-compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. The non-compliances are listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations:
Our Development Team have resolved several issues related to accessibility, on this site, however, we have not managed to complete the required works and the following non-compliances have not yet been resolved:
- Social media link icons on the Contact Us page do not have an accessible name, that describes their purpose, this fails SC 1.1.1 Non-text Content – Level A and 2.4.4 Link purpose, (In Context) – Level A
- The Back to top link receives focus before links in the footer and this does not match the visual order, this fails SC 1.3.2 Meaningful Sequence – Level A and 2.4.3 Focus Order – Level A
- Text in info box on Collections page does not have sufficient text contrast. This fails SC 1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum) – Level AA
- Controls in the calendar do resize their text,. According to user preference, this fails SC 1.4.4 Resize Text – Level AA
- The calendar’s text overlaps each row when zooming in Firefox, this fails SC 1.4.10 Reflow – Level A
- Search Button and Search input do not have a contrast ratio of at least 3:1, this fails SC 1.4.11 Non-text Contrast – Level AA
- Line height cannot be adjusted in the info box or the calendar on the What’s On page, this fails SC 1.4.12 Text Spacing – Level AA
- Top level links within the main menu are links, that can be navigated to with a mouse click, but not with a keyboard, the flyout content on the calendar is accessible with a keyboard these fail SC 2.1.1 Keyboard – Level A
- The yellow focus indicator against a white background and controls within the date picker on the What’s on page does not meet SC 2.4.7 Focus Visible – Level AA
- Image on the home page of children looking at radio equipment on a boat has the alt text of “Ross Tiger radio equipment” the image is active and links to a page School visits, this fails SC 2.5.3 Label in Name – Level A
- What’s on Page has 81 HTML validation errors, this fails SC 4.1.1 Parsing – Level A
- The main menu does not inform a user of a screen reader that a sub menu is expanded or collapsed, this fails SC 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value – Level A
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
All PDFs and other office file formats that were published before 23 September 2018 are not in the scope of the regulations, however, we will review all attachments where possible and replace with HTML as part of our continuous improvement process across our digital portfolio. Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
Videos that were published before 23 September 2020 do not have captions and an audio description. Any new videos will only be published with these features, in order to provide pre-recorded media that can be accessed by everybody.
What the Council is doing to improve accessibility
We initially planned for this site to be accessible by the 23rd September, however, many of our specialist resources were diverted to the COVID-19 response, which has caused delays beyond our control.
We aim to release an updated, WCAG 2.1 AA compliant version of this site before 23 December 2020.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 22 September 2020 It was last reviewed on 2 September 2020.
This website was last tested on 28 May 2020. The test was carried out by a member of our Web Team.
The site will undergo a further test after our Web Development team redesign the site.
We used this approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test.
Core pages, such as: