Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement is applicable for content published on Sandwell Valley Country Park website.

The Sandwell Valley Country Park website is designed for as many people as possible. This means you would be able to:

How accessible is this website

We fully understand that some content aspects of the Sandwell Valley Country Park Website are only partially accessible.

For example:

Measures to support accessibility

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council takes the following measures to ensure the accessibility of Sandwell Valley Country Park website:

Conformance levels

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) define requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. Level A being the lowest. Sandwell Valley Country Park is nearly conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Nearly conformant means that very few parts of the content do not fully conform to the mentioned accessibility standard.

Feedback and contact information

Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on Sandwell Valley Country Park website:

Your message should include the following:

Phone: 0121 569 3070

Address: Sandwell Valley Country Park, Salters Lane, West Bromwich

Postal code: B71 4BG

We try to respond to feedback within 2 days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

If you find any problems associated with the accessibility requirements of a website, please contact us.

Enforcement procedure

If you contact us to report an issue, but if you are unhappy with our feedback, you can contact Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS)

Technical specifications

Accessibility of Sandwell Valley Country Park website relies on the following technologies to work with the combination of web browsers and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computers like HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

We are committed to making the website accessible in accordance with public sector bodies and regulations in 2018.

Compliance status

The Sandwell Valley Country Park website partially complies with WCAG 2.1 level AA standard, due to the non-compliances and the exemptions listed below.

 

Non-accessible content

WCAG 1.2.5 Audio Description (Prerecorded) [AA]

Users are not provided with access to audio description for video content

WCAG 1.2.6 Sign Language (Prerecorded) [AAA]

Sign language interpretation is not provided for all prerecorded audio content in synchronized media

WCAG 1.2.7 Extended Audio Description (Prerecorded) [AAA]

Extended audio description is not provided for all prerecorded video content in synchronized media

WCAG 1.4.8 Visual Presentation [AAA]

No mechanism is available to make changes to visual representation of blocks of text like foreground and background colours, width, justification etc

WCAG 2.4.8 Location [AAA]

Information about the user’s location within a set of Web pages is not available for certain inner pages.

WCAG 2.4.9 Link purpose [AAA]

The purpose of certain links cannot be identified from link text alone.

WCAG 2.5.5 Target size [AAA]

Certain links does not meet target input size requirement of 44×44 css pixels

WCAG 3.3.5 Help [AAA]

Context-sensitive help is not available for maps displayed in the website.

 

How we tested this website

We continuously check the web pages to ensure the website is accessible to wide demographics.

Limitations and alternatives

Despite our best efforts to ensure the accessibility of Sandwell Valley Country Park, there may be some limitations. Below is a description of known limitations, and potential solutions. Please contact us if you observe an issue not listed below.

 

Known limitations for Sandwell Valley Country Park:

Few features implemented using external plugins puts a limitation to make them accessible. Issue could have been addressed if we use our own custom coding to implement the website features. But  external plugins were used as demanded.

This statement was last updated on 04 October 2023And it was last reviewed on 04 October 2023.