The following statement explains how the CASCADE website (www.cascade.org) meets the 2018 The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations.
About this statement
This statement was prepared on 22 October 2021. It was updated on 27 October 2021.
This page will be updated as further accessibility improvements are made.
How accessible this website is
This website can be used with a screen reader and has the following built-in accessibility features:
- ability to skip to the content of each page
- you can navigate it using a keyboard or voice commands
- you can zoom in or out
- the design uses high colour contrast
- the design adapts to different devices and screen sizes
- the design does not use colour as the only way to distinguish something
- moving content can be stopped
- images of text are not used in the design or content
- each part of the page is highlighted as it is selected
- form fields have accessible labels
- each page is structured with correct, meaningful HTML
When we publish information on this website, we will:
- structure content well
- use plain English (except for academic or scientific words that don’t have an alternative)
- use short sentences
- explain acronyms
- make sure PDFs or other documents are accessible
- write good link text
However, we know that some aspects of this website are not fully accessible and we are continuing to work on resolving them:
- some content may not be in plain English or short sentences
- navigation links may be confused with other links on the page
- lists of content may contain duplicate links
- wide HTML tables cannot be viewed on small screens
- a large proportion of PDFs and other documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
- video and audio may not have captions or transcripts
- all images may not have alt text
What to do if you cannot access parts of this website
If you need information on this website in a different format (accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille) please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We will consider your request and respond within five working days.
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact CASCADE web and digital team.
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).
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
CASCADE is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
Specific aspects of this website are non-complaint with the WCAG 2.1 AA standard, as shown in the table below. As the site becomes more compliant over time, this table will be updated.
Some of the documents on www.cascadewales.org that have been published are non-compliant.
At present there are no accessibility problems on www.cascadewales.org that we consider to be a disproportionate burden to resolve.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
Older PDFs and other documents
Documents that were published before 27 October 2018 and are not essential to providing our services are exempt from the regulations.
Audio and video
Live video streams such as webinars and podcasts are exempt from the accessibility regulations.
Content and archives
Any content published prior to Sept 2018 are exempt from the regulations.
How we tested this website
This website is tested yearly using a tool called SiteImprove. This tool reports accessibility problems and we tackle them in order of greatest impact.