Accessibility

We have taken steps to make the Seafish website accessible to all of our visitors.

This accessibility statement applies to content published on www.seafish.org. It does not apply to external or third party content. 

This website is managed by Seafish. It has been designed to be accessed and used by as many people as possible.

The text should be clear and simple to understand. You should be able to:

  • zoom in up to 300% without problems
  • navigate most of the website using a keyboard
  • use most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

Current accessibility of this website

We continue to improve the accessibility of www.seafish.org for all users of this website. However, parts of this website are not fully accessible. For example:

  • Some images do not have alternative text
  • Some images do not have good alternative text
  • Some document titles are not clearly written
  • Many documents are in PDF format and are not accessible

How to request webpage content and documents in an accessible format

If you require webpage content or documents in an accessible format, please contact us and tell us:

Webpage content

  • The web address (URL)
  • Your name and email address or
  • Your name and address
  • The format you need, for example, an accessible PDF, large print, braille, BSL, an audio CD.

Documents

  • The document URL
  • The web address (URL) of where the document is hosted
  • The full document title and publication date
  • Your name and email address or
  • Your name and address
  • The format you need, for example, an accessible PDF, large print, braille, BSL, an audio CD.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We always aim to improve the website user experience. If you find any problems or issues with accessing content and documents on this website or think we need to improve accessibility requirements, please contact us

Enforcement Procedure

If you contact us with a complaint and you’re not happy with our response contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

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’).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

We are committed to making our 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.

Non-accessible content

The content that is not accessible is outlined below with details of:

  • where it fails the success criteria
  • planned dates for when issues will be fixed

Disproportionate burden

Not applicable.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

Images on pages do not always have suitable alternative text. Some images are missing alternative text, some have incomplete text and some have ‘placeholder’ text. This fails WCAG 1.1.1A success criterion (Non-text Content). We plan to identify and fix these by the end of September 2020.

Guidance will be created to help assist our website content editors and authors and document content owners, to understand the accessibility requirements needed to fully meet the accessibility criteria.

Documents and PDFs

Many documents, including historic and current documents and PDFs are not accessible. For example, missing clear and simple document structure and missing text alternatives. Many of our historic and current documents may not fully meet the accessibility requirements.

How we tested this website

This website was and is currently being tested for compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines V2.1 level A and level AA.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We plan to identify and fix issues within a reasonable time period.

 

This statement was prepared on 9th September 2020.  It was last updated on 9th September 2020.