Accessibility statement

This statement applies to Gwynedd Council’s website, www.gwynedd.llyw.cymru , Gwynedd Council’s self service portal: https://diogel.gwynedd.llyw.cymru/ and other third party systems.

This website is run by Gwynedd Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • listen to most of the website (in English) using a screen reader (including the most recent version of NVDA, TalkBack and VoiceOver).

How accessible this website is 

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • most PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software – you can contact us using the details below to ask for alternative formats
  • some of our older videos may not feature captions
  • some of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard and screen reader software – you can contact us using the details below to ask for alternative formats
  • some scrollable sections can't be operated by keyboard
  • some links and images on the website are not accessible. 

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:

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 gwefan@gwynedd.llyw.cymru

 
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).


Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

We provide audio induction loops at all Siop Gwynedd receptions. 

Find out how to contact us: www.gwynedd.llyw.cymru/contactus

 

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Gwynedd Council is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

This statement is based on internal accessibility tests carried out using the SiteImprove software, as well as the findings of a full accessibility review of our website by The Digital Accessibility Centre (DAC)


Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.


Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations: 

  1. Some links are not clearly identifiable. This fails WCAG 2.1 A success criterion 1.4.1 (Use of Colour). We aim to resolve this issue by March 2023.
  2. Some links are without a text alternative. This fails WCAG 2.1 A success criterion 2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context). We aim to resolve this issue by September 2022.
  3. Some scrollable element are not keyboard accessible. This fails WCAG 2.1 A success criterion 2.1.1 Keyboard. We aim to resolve this issue by September 2022.
  4. Some links have the same text alternative but lead to different pages. This fails WCAG 2.1 A success criterion 2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context). We aim to resolve this issue by September 2022.
  5. Zoom is restricted on some pages and forms. This fails WCAG 2.1 AA success criterion 1.4.4 Resize text and 1.4.10 Reflow. We aim to resolve this issue by September 2022.

  6. Some roles contain empty elements. This fails WCAG 2.1 AA success criterion 1.3.1 Info and Relationships. We aim to resolve this issue by September 2022.

  7. Text on some pages do not meet minimum colour-contrast requirements. This fails WCAG 2.1 AA success criterion 1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum). We aim to resolve this issue by September 2022

  8. Some form elements do not have a descriptive text label. This fails WCAG 2.1 AA success criterion 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value. We aim to resolve this issue by September 2022
  9. Incorrect use of ARIA. This fails WCAG 2.1 A success criterion 4.1.2. Name, Role, Value. We aim to resolve this issue by March 2023.
  10. Incorrect tab-list implementation. This fails the WCAG 2.1 A success criterion 1.3.1 Info and Relationships, 4.1.2 Name Role and Value, and 2.4.3 Focus Order. We aim to resolve this issue by March 2023.
  11. Custom elements are present, which have not been marked up to be accessible to all users. This fails the WCAG 2.1 A success criterion 1.3.1 Info and Relationships, and 3.1.2 Name, Role and Value. We aim to resolve this issue by March 2023.
  12. A Date picker has been implemented which is not accessible for multiple user groups. This fails the WCAG 2.1 A success criterion 1.3.1 Info and Relationships. 2.1.1 Keyboard, and 4.1.2 Name Role and Value. We aim to resolve this issue by September 2022.
  13. Some tables have not been marked up in a way that conveys the table content correctly.  This fails the WCAG 2.1 A success criterion 1.3.1 Info and Relationships. We aim to resolve this issue by September 2022.
  14. There is no visible focus indicator present to display keyboard focus. This fails the WCAG 2.1 AA success criterion 2.4.7 Focus Visible. We aim to resolve this issue by September 2022.
  15. A table has been used for presentation of content, which is not an appropriate use of tables. This fails the WCAG 2.1 A success criterion 1.3.1 Info and Relationships. We aim to resolve this issue by September 2022.
  16. Some tables have not been marked up in a way that conveys the table content correctly. This fails the WCAG 2.1 A success criterion 1.3.1 Info and Relationships, . We aim to resolve this issue by September 2022.
  17. Some video content is present without the inclusion of captions, audio descriptions or and/ media alternatives. This fails the WCAG 2.1 A success criterion 1.2.2 Captions, 1.2.3 Audio Description or Media Alternative, and the WCAG 2.1 AA success criterion 1.2.5 Audio description or Media Alternative. We aim to resolve this issue by September 2022.
  18. Some form labels are not clearly descriptive of the form purpose. This fails the WCAG 2.1 AA success criterion 2.4.6 Headings and Labels. We aim to resolve this issue by September 2022.
  19. PDF documents
    (i) Some PDFs do not have a Page Title. This fails the WCAG 2.1 A success criteria 2.4.2 Page titled. 
    (ii) There are also other problems with PDFs which mean they are not accessible to screen reading software.  We are currently liaising with other party suppliers and aim to have a work plan in place to resolve the issues with our PDFs by March 2023. In the meantime, to request the documents in an alternative format please contact us .

 

Disproportionate burden

Not applicable. We are not claiming that any of our accessibility issues are disproportionate to fix.


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.

Please contact us for alternative formats.

 

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We are urgently fixing content which fails to meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 A and 2.1 AA standard. We will update this accessibility statement as issues are fixed.

 

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 25 April 2021. It was last reviewed and updated on 3 March 2022, and will be updated again before the end of September 2022. 

The webpages are tested regularly by Siteimprove.com.

During October 2021 we also tested a sample of webpages using:


The website was also tested by The Digital Accessibility Centre (DAC) during October 2021.  

When deciding on a sample of pages to test, we chose based on:

  • our most popular pages
  • pages that gave a good example of each one of our templates
  • some pages including images, multimedia content and interactive elements
  • some pages including web forms

The Digital Accessibility Centre (DAC) tested: