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Accessibility Statement for Edinburgh Outdoors

This accessibility statement applies to the website at edinburghoutdoors.org.uk.

This website is run by the City of Edinburgh 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 the website using just a keyboard
  • listen 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:

  • it is difficult to navigate without a mouse
  • there is no way to bypass the repeated top menu
  • the site provides little information on its structure to assistive technologies.

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 us parks@edinburgh.gov.uk or write to Parks and Greenspace Service, Level 3.1, Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG 

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: parks@edinburgh.gov.uk or write to Parks and Greenspace Service, Level 3.1, Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG

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

The City of Edinburgh Council is committed to making this 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 listed below.

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with accessibility regulations

The following issues will be fixed by March 2021.

Images don’t always have appropriate alternative text to explain the content of the image. This fails success criterion 1.1.1 non-text content.

The site provides little information to assistive technologies on the structure or relationship of components. This fails success criterion 1.3.1 info and relationships.

Images are used to display text, when this could be provided using text. This fails success criterion 1.4.5 images of text.

The site cannot be viewed on a viewport of 320 pixels wide, without the user needing to scroll to the side. This fails success criterion 1.4.10 reflow.

User interface components, such as the search button, don’t always contrast enough with their background. This fails success criterion 1.4.11 non-text contrast.

There is no mechanism to bypass the menu at the top which is repeated on every page. This fails success criterion 2.4.1 bypass blocks.

The text used for links is not always descriptive, and is sometimes not present, such as in the social media icons. This fails success criterion 2.4.4 link purpose (in context).

Focus is not always visible, so it can be difficult to see which item is selected when accessing without a mouse. This fails success criterion 2.4.7 focus visible.

The language of the site is not declared. This fails success criteria 3.1.1 language or page and 3.1.2 language of parts.

There are some issues with the markup used for this site, such as stray HTML tags and outdated elements of the code. This fails success criterion 4.1.1 parsing.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 13 October 2020. It was last reviewed on 13 October 2020.

This website was last tested on 12 October 2020. The testing was carried out by the City of Edinburgh Council.

The site uses templates. We tested a page of each type to cover:

  • homepage
  • standard content page
  • search results page
  • the map page
  • a record page, such as for a park.