Accessibility statement for Your Support Your Way Glasgow Website - www.yoursupportglasgow.org
This website is run by Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP). 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 font size
- 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 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 this website is
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
- most PDF and Word documents published before 23 September 2018 are not fully accessible to screen reader software
- you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
- video streams do not have captions
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 GCHSCP_Communications@glasgow.gov.uk.
We will consider your request and aim to get back to you in 5-10 working days.
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, contact the Glasgow City HSCP Communications Team by emailing GCHSCP_Communications@glasgow.gov.uk.
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 are not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Glasgow City HSCP is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
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-compliance with the accessibility regulations
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Some web pages may not be consistently interpreted by assistive technology due to ID attribute values not being unique. Users of assistive technology may have different information presented to them which means they are unable to determine which label goes with which item. This fails success criteria 1.3.1 - Info and Relationships and 4.1.1 – Parsing. We are working to fix this issue..
There are four instances where images without alt-text are used as links. This fails success criteria 2.4.4 - Link Purpose (In Context), 4.1.2 - Name, Role, Value and 2.4.9 - Link Purpose (Link Only). We are working to fix these issues.
Some web pages use duplicate IDs meaning that assistive technologies cannot accurately determine relationships between content. This fails success criteria 4.1.1 – Parsing. We are working to fix this issue.
Some web pages are not structured using headings. This fails success criteria 1.3.1 - Info and Relationships and 2.4.10 - Section Headings. We are working to fix this issue.
In various instances link text does not accurately describe the purpose of the link or the purpose of the link for anchor purposes. This occurs when the same text is used for links to different URLs in Search Results and fails success criteria 1.1.1 – ‘Non-text Content’, 2.4.4 – ‘Link Purpose (In Context)’ and 2.4.9 – ‘Link Purpose (Link Only)’. We are working to fix this issue.
Some pages contain markup errors in element tags that could cause assistive technology to be unable to generate a satisfactory model of the page, resulting in inconsistent presentations of the page. This fails success criteria 4.1.1 – ‘Parsing’. We are working to fix this issue.
Some website users including those using assistive technologies may not be able to accurately interpret and parse content due to HTML code not being used to spec, web pages not being well-formed and/or the page does not fully conform to specification, and/or the page does not validate. This fails success criteria 4.1.1 ‘Parsing’ and 4.1.2 – ‘Name, Role, Value’. We are working to fix this issue.
Some form fields are not labelled and are not accessible to screen readers. This fails success criteria 1.1.1 - Non-text Content, 1.3.1 - Info and Relationships, 3.3.2 - Labels or Instructions and 4.1.2 - Name, Role, Value. We are working to fix this issue.
There are seven instances where input fields are not correctly labelled. This fails success criteria 3.3.2 - Labels or Instructions and 2.4.6 - Headings and Labels. We are working to fix this issue.
Some links open in a new window without warning, this relates to success criteria 3.2.5: Change on Request. We are working on fixing this issue to ensure pages open within the parent window or advance warning is given. We are working to fix this issue.
PDFs and other documents
A number of PDF files published on the website:
- have images with missing alt-text which fails success criteria 1.1.1 Non-text content
- are missing titles which fails success criteria 2.4.2 Page Titled
- do not have a language specified which fails success criteria 3.1.1 Language of Page
- do not have a tab order specified, this fails success criteria 1.3.2 Meaningful Sequence, 2.1.1 Keyboard and 2.4.3 Focus Order
- require bookmarks, this fails success criteria 2.4.5 - Multiple Ways
- are missing headings, this fails success criteria 2.4.6 - Headings and Labels
New PDFs added to the website will be accessible.
PDFs published after 23 September 2018 have been made accessible retrospectively.
PDFs published before 23 September 2018 are not in scope and will not be fixed unless they provide information on how to access a service.
Content that is 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 are not essential to providing our services. We will make essential PDFs published before 23 September 2018 accessible as per the regulations.
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.
What we are doing to improve accessibility
We plan to improve accessibility on this website by addressing non-compliance issues (where possible) by 30 June 2021.
We have created accessible documents guidance for staff to ensure that all new content added to the website meets accessibility criteria.
We will ensure that any documents uploaded to the website are accessible.
We receive weekly accessibility reports for the Your Support Your Way Glasgow website and continually monitor and address issues that are included in the reports.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 27 August 2020. It was last reviewed and updated on 17 December 2020.
This website was last tested on 16 December 2020.
We used a combination of methods to test the accessibility of yoursupportglasgow.org including:
- automated software (Sitemorse)
- manual sampling
We tested our main website platform, available at yoursupportglasgow.org.