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Accessibility statement for rossettacre.n-yorks.sch.uk

This accessibility statement applies to rossettacre.n-yorks.sch.uk

This website is run by Rossett Acre Primary School. 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 just a keyboard
  • 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:

  • Colour contrast is low in some areas of the site
  • There is a lack of focus visibility when navigating the site using just a keyboard
  • Most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • Some images across the site do not have text alternatives (alt-text)
  • Images of text are used in some areas of the site that would be difficult to interpret using screen reader software
  • Some videos used across the site do not have captions or transcripts

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 5 days.

If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, call 01423 561579 or email us at office@rap.rklt.co.uk or via https://www.rossettacre.n-yorks.sch.uk/contact/ 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, contact: School Administrator, Rossett Acre Primary School, Pannal Ash Road, Harrogate, HG2 9PH or email office@rap.rklt.co.uk

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

Rossett Acre Primary School 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

There are instances of low colour contrast which fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3 (colour contrast). We plan to fix this by June 2021.

There currently isn’t a visible focus, which helps users know which element has keyboard focus and where they are on a page. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.7 focus visible. We plan to fix this by June 2021.

The main content cannot be skipped to using screen reading software, failing WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.1 (bypass blocks). We plan to fix this by June 2021.

Some of our essential PDF and Word documents published after September 23 2018 do not meet the required accessibility standards. These documents do not meet the following success criterion:

  • 1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum)
  • 1.4.5 Images of text
  • 1.4.12 Text spacing
  • 2.4.6 Headings and labels

We plan to fix this by December 2021.

Images of text are used in some areas of the site that would be difficult to interpret using screen reader software. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.5 (images of text). We plan to fix this by June 2021.

Some videos used across the site do not have captions or transcripts. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.2.3 (audio description or media alternative prerecorded). We plan to fix this by June 2021.

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 fix this by June 2021.

Some of our videos do not have accurate captions. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.2.2 (captions (prerecorded). We plan to fix this by June 2021.

Disproportionate burden

Interactive tools and transactions

Some of our forms are built and hosted through third party software and ‘skinned’ to look like our website. Some of our interactive forms are difficult to navigate using a keyboard. For example, because some form controls are missing a ‘label’ tag.

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.

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

PDFs and other documents

Many of our older PDFs and Word documents do not meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role value).

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 December 2021, 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. For example, we do not plan to fix Sports Funding impact of spending report for the academic year 2015-2016.

Videos

We plan to add captions to all video content on our website, hosted on our YouTube channel.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

Our accessibility roadmap shows how and when we plan to improve accessibility on this website.

We are continuously working to address the points listed above.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 25th November. It was last reviewed on 7th January 2021.

Red Kite Learning Trust, of which we are part of, are reviewing all websites in the Trust.

Any audit undertaken on our main website platform will be published here once it has been completed.