Accessibility statement for Southgate Centre.
This accessibility statement applies to Southgate Centre.
At Southgate Centre we are committed to ensuring digital accessibility for all people, regardless of impairment i.e., vision, hearing, motor or cognitive. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone and applying the relevant accessibility standards.
Whilst we work to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website. We acknowledge that this is a work in progress and there are improvements that can and are being made.
Known problem areas
The website aims to meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Version 2.1 (WCAG 2.1) at a minimum “Double-A” (AA) rating. We seek to ensure that the website is accessible to people who use assistive technology such as screen readers and speech-input software and those unable to use a mouse or a pointing device.
Parts of the website are not fully accessible and difficult to use with assistive technologies. For example:
- Contrast and colour
Southgate Centre is committed to fixing known accessibility issues by Spring 2021. We are committed to educating all staff to be aware of website accessibility guidelines to ensure maximum compliance when new content is added to our websites.
Reporting accessibility problems with the website
We are constantly working on improving the accessibility of the website. If you discover any problems that are not described on this page, please contact us HERE so that we are made aware of the problem.
How to request content in an accessible format
If you need content from Southgate Centre that is not accessible to you, email us at [email protected] and tell us:
- the web address of the content
- your name, email address
- your preferred format
We aim to reply to all enquiries within a working week.
How we tested the website
We are auditing the Southgate Centre website in January 2021 and we plan to do a full audit each year.
We tested the website against the WCAG 2.1 criteria using a range of methods including:
- Manual tests with keyboard
- Manual tests with screen readers
- Automated tests using SiteImprove
- Automated tests with colour contrast checker
What we’re doing to improve the website
During our recent audit we have identified areas of the website that are critical to fix. We are currently working to fix our navigation and reduce the amount of animations we use. We’re aiming to get these critical issues fixed by spring 2021.
Our dedicated team of developers are working continuously to minimise the number of non-compliant issues on our sites and fix as many as possible.
Once the issues mentioned in this statement are resolved we will be looking to recruit people who regularly use assistive technologies and asking them to feedback on the accessibility of our website.
We are committed to educating all staff to be aware of website accessibility guidelines to ensure maximum compliance when new content is added to our websites.
At Southgate Centre, accessibility and inclusivity are part of our caring values.
This statement was prepared on December 29, 2020. It was last updated on January 4, 2021.