This accessibility statement applies to the Central Bedfordshire SENDIASS website: https://cbsendiass.org/
This website is run by Bedford SENDIASS. 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 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 the website is
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
- you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
- most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
- live video streams do not have captions
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 please contact us via the methods on our contact us page.
We'll consider your request and get back to you in 10 days.
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).
Contact us by phone or visiting us in person
Technical information about this website's accessibility
Central Bedfordshire SENDIASS is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons. Some pages may contain attachments or elements which are not currently compliant, such as:
- Older PDF files
- Content produced by third parties or using third party software
Non compliance with the accessibility regulations
We will do all we can to identify content that is non-compliant.
Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).
We plan to add text alternatives for all images by September 2020. When we publish new content we will make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.
We have not identified any areas that we believe constitute a disproportionate burden.
Content that's not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
PDFs and other documents
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. By September 2020, where possible, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.
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 will meet accessibility standards.
What we're doing to improve accessibility
We plan to improve accessibility on this website by addressing non-compliance issues (where possible) by September 2020.
We will provide staff training to ensure that all new content added meets accessibility criteria.
We also run monthly and quarterly reports to identify and address accessibility issues.