Accessibility statement for SEPA Media website
The SEPA media site aims to provide a website that is usable and accessible to all. Our objective is to conform to guidelines and standards for UK Government websites, which support the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 at Level AA. These guidelines ensure that we achieve and maintain an appropriate accessibility standard and that our website is inclusive.
In addition, new accessibility regulations mean online public sector organisations have a legal duty to make sure that websites and mobile apps meet accessibility standards.
This accessibility statement covers the SEPA Media website including the following SEPA subdomain:
- SEPA Media website: https://media.sepa.org.uk/
We know some parts of SEPA media website are not fully accessible including:
- Audio, video & older PDF documents
Feedback and contact information
If you have any problems accessing information on SEPA media website then please contact us with the details of information you require and we will try to provide the information in a different format.
Contact Us: https://www.sepa.org.uk/contact/
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).
The SEPA media website is currently fully compliant and meets the WCAG 2.1 AA standards.
Content not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
Exempt from accessibility regulations and therefore not accessible on this website are:
- PDF documents published before September 2018
- Audio and video published before September 2020.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 6th October 2020. It was last reviewed on 6th November 2020.
This website was last tested on 5th November 2020. The test was carried out by the SEPA web Team.
Sample pages from the SEPA media website were selected for testing – these pages were considered to be representative of the website and it’s content and functionality. Pages selected for testing included:
An accessibility audit was carried out on these pages using:
- WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool (Chrome & Firefox extension available for download)
- NVDA Screen Reader (recommended by Scottish Government & Scottish Enterprise)
Website Accessibility Audit Summary
Using an NVDA Screen Reader – it was possible to navigate through all three sample pages using a keyboard. It was possible to tab through each page hierarchy, and hear an audio commentary of the page content.
A copy of the full accessibility audit report is available on request: https://www.sepa.org.uk/contact/
What SEPA Media are doing to improve accessibility?
Following the accessibility audit on October 6th the following accessibility issues were recorded:
- Accordions were not readable using a screen reader
- Some fonts were not scaleable
- Some parts of the site were inaccessible to a screen reader
- Alt text on assets was either missing or too long,
These issues were addressed as follows:
- The accordions were removed so the content could be accessed by a screen reader
- The font size and type was altered so the font was scaleable and could zoom
- The HTML5 element tags were better arranged to improve the structure of the document and so improve navigation using a screen reader
- Alt text issues were addressed.
A second accessibility audit of the SEPA Media website was carried out on 20th October following these further accessibility improvements. In summary, this latest accessibility audit reported the SEPA Media site to be fully compliant.