Accessibility statement for www.sgsa.org.uk
This accessibility statement applies to the website of the Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA): www.sgsa.org.uk.
This website is run by the Sports Grounds Safety Authority. 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 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:
- 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
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:
- 0207 930 6693
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 10 working 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
The Sports Grounds Safety Authority 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 and exemptions listed below.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
Below is a list of non-compliant content. We aim to address these issues by November 2020. A full review will be conducted and this Accessibility Statement updated by 10 November 2020.
Some page elements are do not have the ability to move between using the keyboard. This fails WCAG 2.1.1 Keyboard and WCAG 2.1.2 (No Keyboard Trap).
Page elements do not include a visible focus. This fails WCAG 2.4.7 (Focus Visible).
When some pages are zoomed in, menu buttons overlap the search bar. This fails WCAG 1.4.4 (Resize Text).
The header bar blocks content in mobile view. This fails WCAG 1.4.10 (Reflow).
Some form labels are missing. This fails WCAG 1.3.1 Info and Relationships and WCAG 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value.
Some links do not have discernible text. This fails WCAG 2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context), WCAG 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value.
Some list elements in the page footer do not contain the current elements. This fails WCAG 1.3.1 Info and Relationships.
Some text colours do not meet the minimum colour contrast requirements. This fails WCAG 1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum).
Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).
We plan to add text alternatives for all images by September 2020. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.
Navigation and accessing information
There’s no way to skip the repeated content in the page header (for example, a ‘skip to main content’ option).
It’s not possible for users to change text size without some of the content overlapping.
Interactive tools and transactions
Some of our interactive forms are difficult to navigate using a keyboard. For example, because some form controls are missing a ‘label’ tag.
Our forms are built and hosted through third party software and ‘skinned’ to look like our website.
We’ve assessed the cost of fixing the issues with navigation and accessing information, and with interactive tools and transactions. We believe that doing so now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. We will make another assessment when the supplier contract is up for renewal, likely to be in March 2021.
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 November 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.
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
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
Our accessibility roadmap shows how and when we plan to improve accessibility on this website.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 23 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 23 September 2020.
This website was last tested on 20 September 2020. The test was carried out by the Sports Grounds Safety Authority.
We used this approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test: the webpages which received high traffic numbers.