This accessibility statement applies to the Railway Archive website.
This website is run by Leicestershire County Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
- change colours, contrast levels and fonts
- 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 are not fully accessible:
- Some links are not descriptive and sometimes don't have unique names related to content around them.
- Some images don't have alternative text.
- Our videos don't have captions.
- There isn't a skip to content link.
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.
We'll consider your request and get back to you within 10 days.
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We're always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we're not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact us.
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).
Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person
Our reception has audio induction loops, or if you contact us before your visit we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter. We also use Relay UK, a free app from BT which can help people with hearing and speech difficulties to communicate over the phone.
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Leicestershire County Council 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
- Some links aren't descriptive. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context)
- Some links don't have a unique name this might make it more difficult for people using a screen reader. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value.
- Some images don't have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader can't access the information, for example on the Opening to Grouping - 1899 to 1923 page. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).
- Our videos don't have captions. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.2.2 Captions (Prerecorded).
- Skip to content option isn't available. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.1 Bypass Blocks.
We plan to resolve these issues by October 2021.
Any new content we publish will meet accessibility standards.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
We will regularly review the accessibility of this website with automated testing using the Lighthouse and WAVE accessibility tools. We will also conduct manual testing exercises, and review any issues reported by users of the website. We will work with our developer to make improvements.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 13 April 2021.
This website was last fully tested on 16 September 2020. A light review took place on 13 April 2021. We did our own testing using the Lighthouse and WAVE accessibility tools. We will also conducted manual testing exercises.
We tested a number of pages that included a wide range of functionality including images, videos and maps.