Accessibility statement

  • 26
  • May

This statement applies to content published on IslingtonLife.london.

This website is run by Islington Council. It is designed to be used by as many people as possible. The text should be clear and simple to understand. You should be able to:

  • change colours
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader

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:

  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
  • our screen reader text is all lower case

How to request content in a different format

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

  • email islingtonlife@islington.gov.uk
  • call 020 7527 2000 or minicom 020 7527 1900
  • if you use British Sign Language you can contact Islington Council using our Sign Language Interpreting Services.

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 us.

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

Islington Council 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 not compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. The non-compliances are listed below.

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

  • Not all controls change (including, links, buttons, and fields) appearance when they are selected. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.7. We plan to address this by 31 January 2021.
  • Some pages scroll in two directions on a small screen. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.10. We plan to address this by 31 January 2021.
  • Not all text has sufficient contrast. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3. We plan to address this by 31 January 2021.
  • Not all form controls (fields) have labels. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1. We plan to address this by 31 January 2021.
  • Users cannot quickly skip to content. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.1. We plan to address this by 31 January 2021.
  • Pinch-to-zoom feature is not available on all pages. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.4. We plan to address this by 31 January 2021.
  • Not all links can be used by screen readers. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2. We plan to address this by 31 January 2021.
  • Not all text has sufficient contrast. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3. We plan to address this by 31 January 2021.
  • Not all links explain their purpose. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.4. We plan to address this by 31 January 2021.
  • Not all navigation is presented as a list. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1. We plan to address this by 31 January 2021.
  • Not all fields are identified programmatically. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.5. We plan to address this by 31 January 2021.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 11 November 2020. It was last reviewed on 11 November 2020.

This website was last tested on 11 November 2020. The test was carried out by Islington Council using a combination of manual and automated testing.