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Accessibility statement

This accessibility statement applies to connecttosupportsurrey.org.uk.

This website is run by Surrey County Council. We are committed to providing an accessible website that is easy to use by anyone, whatever their age, background, access device or level of ability/disability.

This means that:

  • Our pages are written to be clear and easy to understand.
  • The website is organised so you can find what you need.

You should be able to:

  • Change colours, contrast levels and fonts.
  • Zoom in up to 400% 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).

We aim to meet the AA level of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). This is the international standard for accessible websites and content.

How accessible this website is

Most of our website should be accessible. It should work well when used with access devices such as screen readers, braille readers, as well as smart phones and other devices.

These are the internet browsers that we support on our website.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

We know some content on this website is not fully accessible and this includes:

  • Links. These are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • Navigation. This is not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • My favourites. This is not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • Search reset filters

A detailed list of known accessibility issues and how we plan to address them is available further down this statement. We regularly review the site and add further issues to this statement as they are identified.

Feedback and contact information

If you need information in a different format to the one that we provide, please email us at contact.centre@surreycc.gov.uk.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

If you have difficulty using any part of our website or think that we're not meeting accessibility requirements, email us at contact.centre@surreycc.gov.uk and mark your email for the attention of the Web and Digital Services team.

Enforcement procedure

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

Surrey County Council is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status

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.

Non accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Navigation

Skip to main content is not included in burger menu which fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.1 (bypass blocks). We are currently investigating how to improve this.

Links

Some of the links are very long which fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.4 (link purpose). We are currently investigating how to improve this.

My favourites

My favourites dropdown opens automatically upon focus which fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role, value). We are currently investigating how to improve this.

My favourites is described as but does not work as a clickable button. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role, value). We are currently investigating how to improve this.

Search

Reset filter doesn't provide a warning which fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role, value). We are currently investigating how to improve this.

Content that's not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

Some services may have an online map. Maps are excluded from the accessibility regulations as long as any essential navigational information they provide is available.

Care Quality Commission widget

There is insufficient colour contrast between the text and background on some information presented in the Care Quality Commission widget. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3 (minimum contrast). We are currently investigating how to improve this.

Google translate widget

We're aware of the possibility that translated content might misspell or poorly pronounce some words like place names and other proper nouns. If a viable fix becomes available we will apply it. Contact us if you need any further help.

How we tested the site

We are currently undertaking an accessibility review combining a manual test of a sample of pages, as well as using Siteimprove accessibility checker for automated testing of the full website.

What we're doing to improve accessibility

We are developing an accessibility roadmap based on the outcome of our accessibility compliance review and this will show how and when we plan to improve accessibility on this website.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 19 October 2023. It was last reviewed on 19 October 2023.