Accessibility statement for Blackpoolfostering.com
This website is run by Blackpool Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. 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
- 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 are not fully accessible:
- Live videos do not have captions
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:
Telephone: 01253 477477
We'll consider your request and get back to you in 7 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: Blackpool Council communications team, PO Box 4, Blackpool FY1 1NA. Email email@example.com or telephone 01253 477189.
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).
Visiting us in person
Our offices have audio induction loops, or if you contact us before your visit we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.
Technical information about this website's accessibility
Blackpool 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 content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
- We use YouTube to embed videos in our site. The play button may not always be visible to assistive technology. Where multiple videos are used on a page some screen readers may not be able to identify the play to the correct video. Where possible we will always title the video with a heading tag to help ease the problem.
Content that's not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
- Live video
We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.
What we're doing to improve accessibility
We are constantly working to improve the accessibility of our site and carry out manual and automated tests throughout the year on a random selection of content. We are also working with third-party suppliers to encourage them to bring systems out of our control to standard.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 25 January 2022 It was last reviewed on 25 January 2022.
This website was last tested on 2 February 2022. The test was carried out internally using manual and automated testing.