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Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Statement for The Armitt Digital Trail

This accessibility statement applies to The Armitt digital trail website at www.armittdigitaltrail.co.uk

This website is run by the Armitt Library and Museum Centre (The Armitt). We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. We have:

  • Checked and applied consistent colour contrasts

  • Created fonts at a minimum point/pixel level

  • Provided alt text 

  • Incorporated audio and written elements

  • Made most of the site navigable using just a keyboard, speech recognition software or a screen reader.

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • You cannot modify the line height or spacing of text

  • Our online form may be difficult to navigate using just a keyboard

  • There’s a limit to how far you can magnify the map on our ‘contact us’ page

  • There’s a limit to how far you can magnify the downloadable PDF map on each trail page

Feedback and contact information

If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact the Manager & Curator on:

Email: info@armitt.com

Phone: 015394 31212

Address:

Armitt Library and Museum Centre

Rydal Road

Ambleside

Cumbria

LA22 9BL

 

We endeavour to get back to you within 10 working days.

If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, call or email us for directions.

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 

Armitt Library and Museum Centre 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.

Non accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

  • Some headings have an incorrect structure, so people using a screen reader may find it difficult to navigate. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 Info and Relationships and 2.4.6 Headings and Labels. This is being updated currently so that the headings follow a clear structure.

  • Some images have non descriptive alt text, so people using a screen reader may find it difficult to understand the content of the image. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 Non-text Content and 1.4.5 Images of Text. This is being updated currently so that the images all have a simple alt text description.

  • Some buttons are empty, so people using a screen reader may find it difficult to understand how the button is to be used. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 Non-text Content, 1.3.1 Info and Relationships, 1.3.5 Identify Input Purpose, 3.3.2 Labels or Instructions and 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value. The buttons are either being removed or appropriately labelled.

  • Some user controls do not show there is additional content available, so people using a screen reader may not find the extra links or information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 3.2.1 On Focus, 3.2.2 On Input and 4.1.3 Status Messages. The user content which is difficult to find is being relocated so it is clearer and easier to navigate.

  • Some users can find it difficult to locate content using the site’s navigation. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.5 Multiple Ways. A search facility is being provided to rectify this problem.

  • Some users may find the site difficult to read due to insufficient colour contrast. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum) and 1.4.11 Non-text Contrast. Text and colour are being changed so that the contrast is increased.

Disproportionate burden

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We plan to make the improvements to all the above listed non accessible content by September 2024.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 13 June 2024. It was last reviewed on 13 June 2024.

This website was last tested on 11 April 2024.

The test was carried out by The Shaw Trust. The most viewed pages were tested using automated testing tools by our website team. A further audit of the website was carried out to the WCAG 2.x AA standard.

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