FOPWA Website Accessibility Statement

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 (WCAG) are the required standard for Local Government websites from 23rd September 2020

As a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, F.O.P.W.A. is not obliged to meet the WCAG but considers it good practice as far as possible to conform to them.

This website is run by F.O.P.W.A. .  We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website.  For example, that means you should be able to -

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 have 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 is this website ?  We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible -

  • You cannot modify the line height or spacing of text

  • We cannot guarantee the full accessibility of PDF or Word documents to screen reader software

  • We have embedded Alternative Text behind each image to convey the purpose of the image or message we wish to convey through that image, except for images used purely for decorative purposes or images that appear in the carousel on the Home page

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website.  If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or Braille  email or call 01394 278061

We will consider your request and get back to you in 31 days

Website testing  This website was last tested on 29th August 2020, carried out by ourselves to check Spellings and Grammar, embedded Alternative Text behind images, use of Text to describe where Links will take you, Text size and use of Colour contrasts

Reporting accessibility problems with this website.  We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website.  If you find any problems or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, contact to help you

This statement was prepared on 29th August 2020.