Accessibility Statement

This website is property of Barnsley Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website.

Accessibility statement for Digital Media Centre Website

This accessibility statement applies to https://barnsleydmc.co.uk This website is property of Barnsley Council. 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 are not fully accessible: - the text will not reflow in a single column when you change the size of the browser window - you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text - most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software - live video streams do not have captions - some of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard - you cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader - there’s a limit to how far you can magnify the map on our ‘contact us’ page

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: - email: dmc@barnsley.gov.uk - call: 01226 720700 We’ll consider your request and get back to you as promptly as possible. If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, call or email us by accessing our details on https://barnsleydmc.co.uk/contact-us for directions.

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 our team by: - email: dmc@barnsley.gov.uk - call: 01226 720700 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 Digital Media Centre 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 an exemption listed below: Non Compliance - Heading elements are not in a sequentially-descending order - non-compliance: We are aware that some

headings need unique and descriptive title attributes for all frame and iframe elements. We are working on resolving this. - Image elements do not have [alt] attributes - non-compliance: We are aware that some page graphics for the DMC brand do not have alt labels. We are working to provide an alt attribute for every element. - Form elements do not have associated labels - non-compliance: We are aware that 3 form labels are not pronouncing properly per their label. We are working to resolve this by correcting the labelling attribute. Exemption - Links do not have a discernible name - exemption: Some a href code links to the root site page with the code '/'. It is not possible for us to use a link name in these instances. This may read out as 'link' on some screenreaders. It would be a disproportionate burden for you to make it accessible.

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 September 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. For example, we do not plan to fix [example of non-essential document]. Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards. Live video We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

Preparation of this accessibility statement This accessibility statement was last updated on 3rd August 2022. We'll review it again before 30 September 2022.

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