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Accessibility statement for Centre Line Jiu Jitsu

 

This accessibility statement applies to content published on the www.centrelinebjj.co.uk domain. The team behind this website hope that whoever needs to use it, can do so easily. We have tried to make it as accessible as possible. We want everyone who visits our website to feel welcome and find the experience rewarding. 

 

Using this website

 

This website is run by Worthing Martial Arts Ltd. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. The text should be clear and simple to understand. 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 tried to make 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:

  • the text will not reflow in a single column when you change the size of the browser window

  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text

  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software

  • live video streams do not have captions

  • some of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard

  • you cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader

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

 

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

 

If you need information on this website in a different format please email us at info@centrelinebjj.co.uk, or message us on Instagram or Facebook. We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 5 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 by email info@centrelinebjj.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

 

Centre Line Jiu Jitsu 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

  • some text does not have sufficient contrast (WCAG AA 1.4.3) - plan to fix when new website design is implemented in August 2023

  • the same link text is used for different destinations in some places (WCAG A 2.4.4) - plan to fix when new website design is implemented in August 2023

  • most links are only distinguishable by colour (WCAG A 1.4.1) - plan to fix when new website design is implemented in August 2023

  • many documents are in PDF format and are not accessible and have multiple accessibility issues (WCAG A 1.1.1, WCAG A 1.3.1, WCAG A 3.1.1, WCAG A 2.4.2, WCAG A 2.4.5) - see Disproportionate Burden section below

  • the page elements on one webpage don't change appearance when they are selected (WCAG AA 2.4.7) - plan to fix by Nov 2023

  • on the third party cookie control settings banner, the dialog box doesn't have a label (WCAG A 1.3.1) and one of the links can't be used by screen readers (WCAG A 4.1.2) - plan to fix when new version of cookie banner is implemented by Nov 2023

 

Problems with linked web applications

 

We use some third party online services and websites to allow customers to interact and transact with us. These include (but are not limited to) using online forms, viewing benefits and Council Tax account information, taking part in a consultation, booking an event, viewing planning / building control / licensing applications, viewing online maps, paying for something, and viewing committee information. 

 

Not all these sites and online services meet the necessary standards for accessibility, and where they do not we are engaging with our suppliers to rectify this. When procuring new online systems, meeting accessibility standards is included in the specification, and we work with suppliers to ensure sites meet these standards.

We know that some parts of these web applications aren’t fully accessible. For example:

  • Our main online forms have examples of non-descriptive alt text and incorrect headings structure. Some forms have mouse-dependent areas where maps are embedded. We will be replacing our main forms during 2023

  • Our system has links to inaccessible PDFs. We plan to only upload fully accessible non-HTML documents to the system in future

  • Our online maps use non-descriptive alt text and have areas with poor colour contrast. We are redeveloping this system which is currently offline

 

Disproportionate burden

 

Issues with PDFs and other documents

 

Many of our older PDFs and Word documents don’t meet accessibility standards - for example, they may not be marked up so they’re accessible to a screen reader. The accessibility regulations don’t require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. 

Due to the high volume and complexity, it is not practical to make all existing non-HTML documents on our website fully accessible.

 

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards unless we determine that they represent a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. Ultimately we prefer to provide an accessible HTML version of the information as the primary source and replace non-HTML documents with HTML content where applicable.

 

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

 

Non-HTML documents published before September 2018 do not need to be accessible - unless users need them to use a service. We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

 

Preparation of this accessibility statement

 

This statement was prepared on 18 September 2022. It was last reviewed on 11 June 2023. This website was last manually tested on 17 July 2023. The test was carried out by Wix.com.

 

How we test this website

 

We use the Wix.com Accessibility Wizard to monitor accessibility issues on our website on an ongoing basis. We also use the WAVE Evaluation Tool browser extension to test for issues on an ad-hoc basis.

 

What we're doing to improve accessibility

 

We are working to fix the accessibility issues listed in this statement. We have put monitoring in place to review the accessibility of the site on an ongoing basis. We use this monitoring to identify and fix any new issues that arise.

We are training our web editors to ensure they are aware of accessibility requirements, and have published internal guidance on how to achieve compliance. We are also engaging with third-party suppliers to fix accessibility issues found in the web applications that we use to provide our services.

 

Feedback and contact information

 

If you had trouble with any part of our website, please get in touch. We'd like to hear from you in any of the following ways:

 

This statement was prepared on 18 September 2022. It was last reviewed on 11 June 2023

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