This accessibility statement applies to content on the Brighton & Hove Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB) website. The statement was produced on 10th November 2020.
This website was launched on 10th December 2019 and is designed to be compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG) – Level AA.
How accessible our website is
This website is run by the Brighton & Hove SAB. We aim to make it as easy to use as possible. You should be able to:
- change colours, contrast levels and fonts
- zoom in up to 200% without the text spilling off the screen
- navigate most of the website using only a keyboard
- listen to our website using a screen reader.
We try to use plain English wherever possible to make the text easy to read. You can also view our website in different languages, by clicking on the globe icon and selecting a language
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability
Contact us about an accessibility problem
If you need information from this website in a different format, such as accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille, please contact us.
We are always looking to improve the accessibility of the SAB website. If you find any problems or believe we are not meeting accessibility requirements you can contact us by email (SAB@brighton-hove.gov.uk) or telephone (01273 290350).
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
The Brighton & Hove SAB is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
The website is checked routinely for accessibility issues as set out in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. It is partially compliant with the web accessibility guidelines (version 2.1) AA standard. However, there are some outstanding non-compliance issues. Some of the media content on our website does not currently have appropriate alt text and decisions. In addition, many of the older PDF or MS Word documents may not meet accessibility standards. This may also be the case where we link to external content.
We are currently reviewing the content on our website to ensure it is accessible and available through HTML where possible. The Brighton & Hove SAB understand that the above regulations do not require us to fix accessibility issues in PDFs or other documents published prior to 23rd September 2018, if they are not essential to the provision of our services.
If you find any problems or believe we are not meeting accessibility requirements please contact us. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the accessibility regulations. If you are not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).
Find help to access our website
GOV.UK’s pages on accessibility provide a good summary of where to find information on accessibility.
The BBC’s excellent accessibility pages can help to get you started:
- How to change text and background colours
- How to change your fonts
- How to magnify the screen
- How to make your text larger
- Make the mouse pointer easier to see
- Make your computer speak text aloud
- Make your keyboard easier to use
- Information on alternatives to keyboard and mouse
For further information on things like spell checking, word predicting software, keyboard stickers and voice recognition visit the BBC’s My Web My Way pages.
Other links about accessibility
- RNIB pages on web access
- Microsoft accessibility information
- Information on turning on Google Chrome’s accessibility features
- Information on accessibility features in Firefox