Accessibility

Introduction

This accessibility statement applies to the Local Heritage List Platform at https://local-heritage-list.org.uk/

This website is run by Exegesis SDM Ltd. 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. However the site contains specialist architectural and archaeological content from a range of 3rd party data providers, and we have no control over that content.

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:

  • the website, particularly maps, may be difficult to navigate with keyboard alone and hard to read for users with a visual impairment

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 use our Contact page. We’ll consider your request and get back to you in five working days.

If you cannot use our Contact page, please email us on xginfo@esdm.co.uk.

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, contact us on xginfo@esdm.co.uk.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Exegesis SDM and our partners are committed to making this website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status

This website is not compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard due to the exemptions listed below.

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

Online maps and mapping services

Maps have a number of issues within the accessibility standards, including 1.4.1 Use of Colour, 1.4.11 Non-Text Contrast, 2.1.1 Keyboard, 1.3.1 Info and Relationships and 1.4.3 Contrast (minimum).

Online maps and mapping services are exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations, as long as essential information is provided in an accessible digital manner for maps intended for navigational use. The content is available via a text search as well as via the map.

Reproductions of items in heritage collections

While reproductions of items in heritage collections are exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations we will continue to investigate ways to use emerging technology to improve the data and accessibility of our heritage collections.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

It is our intention for https://local-heritage-list.org.uk/ to meet the standards and we are committed to continually reviewing our offer.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 13 August 2021