Accessibility statement for scarboroughfair.uk

This website is run by The Scarborough Fair. 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)

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 aren’t fully accessible:

  • We are aware that some aspects of google maps are not accessible. If you need directions please use our Contact Form

    What to do if you can’t access parts of this website

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

    We will consider your request and get back to you in asap.

    Reporting accessibility problems with this website

    We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements please use our Contact Form

    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.

    Our offices have audio induction loops, or if you contact us before your visit we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.

    Find out how; Please use our Contact Form

    Technical information about this website’s accessibility

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

    Disproportionate burden

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

    PDFs and other documents

    Many of our older PDFs and Word documents don’t meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role value).

    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 September 2020, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.

    The accessibility regulations don’t 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.

    Live video

    Live video streams don’t have captions. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.2.4 (captions – live).

    We don’t plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

    How we tested this website

    This website was last tested on 25/10/2023. The test was carried out by Schools ICT – need to add the correct date in here

    We used this approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test :

    • We tested the homepage of the site as this is feature rich and allowed us to test the core template for issues.
    • We tested all pages where we use 3rd party plugins and contact forms
    • Random selection of pages created by the website content editors

    What we’re doing to improve accessibility

    This statement was prepared on 28/09/2023. It was last updated on 28/09/2023.

    Translation Statement

    Popular web browsers include the option to translate web pages by default when they detect that the website language is different to the language installed on the computer, tablet or smartphone. When browsers do not offer to automatically translate, plug-ins are often available to help you do this.


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