WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT

Note: Online maps and mapping services are exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

This website is run by the Natural Environment Team on behalf of Suffolk County Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. The website has recently been modified to allow mapping to operate on mobile browsers and in addition accessibility issues have been addressed. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • Zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • Navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • 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 is this website?
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • We can’t guarantee the full accessibility of all our PDF files to screen reader software 
  • Some images contain text that you may not be able to read

What to do if you cannot 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 please email the Senior landscape Officer phil.watson@suffolk.gov.uk. We’ll consider your request and get back to you as soon as possible.

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, please contact the Snr Landscape Officer phil.watson@suffolk.gov.uk 

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, you may contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility
The Natural Environment Team at Suffolk 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. This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below:

  1. Our PDFs are not formatted so they’re always fully accessible to a screen reader
  2. Some images contain text that may not be accessible to a screen reader

This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion. Online maps and mapping services are exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations, however if you can contact us by emailing phil.watson@suffolk.gov.uk to request an accessible format.

How we tested this website
This website was last tested in September 2020. Using a basic accessibility check with the developer.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility
We are constantly looking at our website accessibility alongside our website developers and where we can improve on it we will. We follow a
specific set of guidelines to ensure all our content meets the WCAG 2.1 Standard. 

This statement was prepared on 14th September 2020.