Accessibility Statement

 

This accessibility statement applies to https://foundationpracticerating.org.uk

At https://foundationpracticerating.org.uk, we’re committed to making our website accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. We’re constantly working towards improving the accessibility and usability of our site, guided by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) standards. We aim to conform to level AA of the Web Content Accessibility
Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1.
 

Current Accessibility Status:

We recently conducted an accessibility audit of our website. This website partially complies with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. While we are proud of the steps we have taken to ensure accessibility, we recognise some areas need improvement. Here’s an overview:

• We’ve identified and are addressing issues related to text alternatives for non-text content, ensuring that our site’s structure is clear and improving our user interface components for better compatibility with assistive technologies.

• Navigation and interactivity are areas we’re focusing on, ensuring that keyboard-only users and those using screen readers can navigate our site efficiently.

• Our design and visual presentation are being fine-tuned to provide better readability and usability, especially for those with visual impairments.
 

Our Commitment:

We view accessibility as an ongoing effort and are continually seeking solutions that will make all areas of our website meet the level of overall web accessibility, and we will conduct a formal audit of the site every 12 months. In the meantime, should you experience any difficulty in accessing https://foundationpracticerating.org.uk, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
 

Accessibility Roadmap:

In addition to promptly addressing issues as they arise, we have a roadmap to enhance the accessibility of our website further:

• By the end of 2023, conduct detailed automated and manual accessibility testing against WCAG 2.1 AA levels.

• By mid-2024, address identified issues to reach a minimum of 75% conformance.

• By the end of 2024, reach 90%+ conformance to WCAG 2.1 AA.
 

Feedback and Contact:

Your feedback is crucial to our ongoing efforts to improve website accessibility. If you have comments, concerns, or suggestions, please contact us at enquiries@friendsprovidentfoundation.org.uk or call us at 01904 629 675.

If you encounter any accessibility issues, please contact us and include a description of the problem, the web address where it occurs, and your contact information. We will promptly investigate and address identified issues.
 

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 unhappy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work diligently to make our website as accessible as possible for all our visitors.