Accessibility statement for the Upper Nidderdale Landscape Partnership website

This accessibility statement applies to http://uppernidderdale.org.uk/

This website is run by Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

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What to do if you can’t access parts of this website

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible. Please contact us if you have an accessibility query including:

  • if you are experiencing issues with accessing information or using the website
  • if you find an accessibility problem not listed on this statement
  • if you have positive feedback on the accessibility considerations made

When you contact us, we will acknowledge your contact, tell you who is dealing with it and give you a timescale by which you can expect a reply.

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:

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 14 days.

If you cannot view the map on our home page and interactive map page, please call us on 01423 712950 or email us at nidderdaleaonb@harrogate.gov.uk for directions.

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, please contact: nidderdaleaonb@harrogate.gov.uk or complete our online form to report the issues.

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).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

We provide a text relay service for people who are D/deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment.

Our offices have audio induction loops, or if you contact us before your visit we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.

Find out how to contact us.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Nidderdale AONB 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 partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Disproportionate burden

Some images that serve as links do not specify an alternative text, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 A Success Criterion 1.1.1: Non-text Content.

Prerecorded videos do not include captions, so people who are deaf or hard of hearing are unable to watch them. This fails WCAG 2.1 A Success Criterion 1.2.2: Captions (Prerecorded).

Some dialogs, also known as ‘pop up windows’ do not have accessible, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 A Success Criterion 1.3.1: Info and Relationships.

Some pages do not have headings, not allowing users to skip to the main content of the page. This fails WCAG 2.1 A Success Criterion 1.3.1: Info and Relationships.

Some forms do not have labels, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 A Success Criterion 1.3.1: Info and Relationships.

Some instances of inappropriate colour contrast exist, meaning reduced readability for people with moderately low vision (if not using contrast-enhancing assistive technology). This fails WCAG 2.1 AA Success Criterion 1.4.3: Contrast (Minimum).

When the website is viewed on a mobile phone, people are unable magnify the contents of a web page by up to 200%. This fails WCAG 2.1 AA Success Criterion 1.4.4: Resize Text.

When the website is viewed on a mobile phone, some content does not meet the requirements for the required width and height. This fails WCAG 2.1 AA Success Criterion 1.4.10: Reflow.

Some frames do not have a specified title, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 A Success Criterion 2.4.1: Bypass Blocks.

There is no functionality for bypassing blocks of content that are repeated on multiple webpages, so people cannot skip this content. This fails WCAG 2.1 A Success Criterion 2.4.1: Bypass Blocks.

Some designed links are not titled to explain their purpose, or use the same link text for different destinations. This fails WCAG 2.1 A Success Criterion 2.4.4: Link Purpose (In Context).

Controls on the webpages, including links, buttons and fields, do not change in appearance when selected, so people cannot see when the content has been selected using a keyboard. This fails WCAG 2.1 AA Success Criterion 2.4.7: Focus Visible.

ID attributes on pages are not unique, so accessibility technology used by the page could stop working. This fails WCAG 2.1 A Success Criterion 4.1.1: Parsing.

Some lists are not marked up correctly, so people using screen readers will not be able to access the information about the amount of items contained in the list. This fails WCAG 2.1 A Success Criterion 4.1.1: Parsing.

This website is a legacy of a four-year project by Nidderdale AONB, through generous funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.  The design and content of this website was finalised at the completion of the project in 2018. We’ve assessed the cost of fixing the issues above, and as there is limited legacy funding available to maintain and update this website after the project’s completion, it would be a disproportionate burden on our organisation. We will make another assessment in December 2022.

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

PDFs and other documents

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.

We are working on any PDFs and Word documents added to our site since 23 September 2018 to ensure they meet accessibility regulations.

Third party content

Our website contains third-party content. We are not responsible for the accessibility of this content. This may include:

  • links to non-Upper Nidderdale Landscape Partnership websites
  • content/functionality on our website, such as embedded maps
  • content hosted on other websites, such as YouTube

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 3 December 2021. It was last reviewed on 2 March 2022.

This website was last tested on 3 December 2021. The test was carried out by internally by Nidderdale AONB staff using an accessibility tool from SilkTide.

This accessibility tool tested all pages of this website to complete its report.

You can read the accessibility test report.