Accessibility Statement

 Accessibility statement for Islington Assembly Hall

This statement applies to content published on https://islingtonassemblyhall.co.uk/ .

This website is run by Islington Council. It is designed to be used by as many people as possible. The text should be clear and simple to understand. You should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader [NVDA]

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

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

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • you cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader
  • It’ shard to navigate our site using just a keyboard

 

How to request content in a different format

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 10 working days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact us.

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).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

We provide a text relay service for people who are D/deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment.

Islington Council’s Customer Centre and the Town Hall have audio induction loops, or if you contact us before your visit we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.

Find out how to contact us.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Islington 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 not compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. The non-compliances and exemptions are listed below.

 

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Some of our forms don’t have labels. This fails WCAG A 2.0 success criterion 1.3.1. We plan to address this by the end of September 2021.

Not all of our pages have headings. This fails WCAG A 2.0 success criterion 1.3.1. We plan to address this by the end of September 2021.

Not all form fields are correctly structured, which may make it more difficult for screenreaders to explain their purpose or browsers to help the user complete them. This fails WCAG AA success criterion 1.3.5. We plan to address by the end of September 2021.

Some of our text doesn’t sufficiently contrast with its background color, so that people with moderate visual impairments can read it. This fails WCAG 2.0 AA success criterion 1.4.3. We plan to address this by the end of September 2021.

You aren’t able to magnify the contents of all our web pages by up to 200%. This fails WCAG AA 2.0 success criterion 1.4.4. We plan to address this by the end of September 2021.

Some of our links are only distinguished by colour. This fails WCAG 2.0 A success criterion 1.4.1. We plan to address this by the end of September 2021.

Some of our pages that contain an iframe don’t have a title. This fails WCAG 2.0 A success criterion 2.4.1. We plan to address this by the end of September 2021.

Not all our pages allow you to skip to content. This fails WCAG 2.0 A success criterion 2.4.1. We plan to address this by the end of September 2021.

Some of our pages link to anchors that do not exist. This fails WCAG 2.0 A success criterion 2.4.1. We plan to address this by the end of September 2021.

Some pages use the same link text for different destinations. This fail WCAG 2.0 A success criterion 2.4.4. We plan to address this by the end of September 2021.

Not all controls change appearance when selected, this fails WCAG 2.0 AA success criterion 2.4.7  We plan to address this by the end of September 2021.

Not all our links can be used by screenreaders, this fails WCAG 2.0 A success criterion 4.1.2. We plan to address this by the end of September 2021.

 

 

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

PDFs and other documents

Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, and forms published as Word documents. By December 2020, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 11 December 2020. It was last reviewed on 7 December 2020.

This website was last tested on 7 December 2020.