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Interconnector Portsmouth | Accessibility statement

Accessibility statement

This accessibility statement applies to interconnectorportsmouth.co.uk

This website has been developed to comply with the WCAG 2.1 AA standard for accessibility as a minimum.

This website is run by Portsmouth City 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 have made the website text as simple as possible to understand and aim to adhere to the national average reading age of 9.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible is this website?

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • Some documents may not be fully accessible
  • Some link text is not descriptive

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:

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 5 working 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:

If you’re not satisfied with how we’ve dealt with your problem, you can find information on a making a complaint here.

Enforcement procedure

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).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Digital Customer Experience is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Issues with documents

Some documents that have been uploaded to the website may not be fully accessible. This means that users accessing the website on screen readers might have trouble reading these documents.

We are advising content editors on ensuring documents are made accessible before being added to the website.

Issues with link text

Some link text is not descriptive, meaning that a user may have trouble understanding what the link is referring to. Often, this is because the link text is simply the URL of the target site.

We are advising content editors on ensuring link text is meaningful.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 8 June 2023. It will be reviewed every 6 months to ensure continual compliance with the WCAG 2.1 AA standard for accessibility.

This website was last tested on 8 June 2023. The test was carried out by Portsmouth City Council’s in-house development team with in-depth knowledge of the WCAG 2.1 AA standard and completed using assistive tools such as the Chrome extension – WAVE Evaluation Tool.

We tested a sample of pages, including the website’s most popular pages (informed by Google Analytics).