Web Accessibility

Accessibility statement for North Yorkshire Together

This website is run by Rural Arts. 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
  • 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’ve 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 aren’t fully accessible. Most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software. We are aware that some aspects of Google Maps are not accessible.

If you need directions please use our contact form to let us know.

What to do if you can’t access parts of this website

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille please use our contact form.

We will consider your request and get back to you asap.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements please use our contact form.

Contacting us by phone or our contact form

We operate voicemail system due to our building being closed at the moment, please leave us a message and one of our staff members will get back to you asap.

Or you can use our contact form to send us a message online.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Non compliance with the accessibility regulations

Images used for decorative purposes only do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This does not compromise the WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).

When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

PDFs and other documents

Many of our older PDFs and Word documents may not meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role value).

Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, and forms published as Word documents.

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish may be supplied by third parties and may not meet accessibility standards.

How we tested this website

This website was last tested on 9 February 2022. The test was carried out by Proportion Marketing Limited.

We tested:

  • our main website platform, available at https://northyorkshiretogether.co.uk/

This statement was prepared on 10 June 2022. It was last updated on 10 June 2022.

Translation Statement

Popular web browsers include the option to translate web pages by default when they detect that the website language is different to the language installed on the computer, tablet or smartphone. When browsers do not offer to automatically translate, plug-ins are often available to help you do this :