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Accessibility improvements

We are continuously trying to improve the accessibility of our site. The work we do to fix accessibility issues will be listed on this page.

2020

May

  • Workshops started to help Editors audit and then improve the accessibility of Word and PDF documents. 

April

The following fixes have been implemented: 

  • Where the 'Call to Action' button design was used and the button text was very long the content was presented off the page with a loss of information when magnified to the maximum browser level. The text now reflows correctly. 
  • The font colour of the link text and the background colour for homepage panels using the 'Bright Pink' colour theme was not of a sufficient contrast. Colours were adjusted to improve colour contrast. 
  • Align attribute removed from tables. 
  • There are instances of headings which have no content. These will no longer be rendered in page content.
  • Some table headings had no content. This is now highlighted as an error to Editors and the page cannot be published until headings have been added. 
  • There was a bug in the system that left some empty links in page content. The links had no value. These will no longer be rendered in page content.
  • The colour of the ellipsis text and the background colour for pagination controls were not of a sufficient contrast. This has now been adjusted. 
  • Added titles for iFrames that display video. Screen reader users use these to navigate and find relevant content.

March

  • The font colour of the heading in the global footer was not a sufficient contrast with the background colour. It is large text but contrast should still be increased.  Fix deployed to live website.
  • The font colour of the link text and the background colour for the tabs on the search page was not of a sufficient contrast.
  • The 'Type ahead' feature in the text field of the search page was not of a sufficient contrast. The JavaScript used also created a field without a label. This has now been removed.
  • Some custom content built outside the Content Management System did not have (or had the relevant attributes stripped out) labels correctly associated with the form field.
    • Custom HTML asset form labels fixed on homepage

February

  • Empty table headings issue fixed manually on 30 pages. Development work to fix this issue scheduled.
  • Work started to identify other accessibility issues and listed within our accessibility statement