Website Accessibility Policy

Accessibility Policy

We’re committed to making our website accessible so it can be used by as many people as possible.

This statement applies to content published within the Schools’ Buying Hub South West microsites and subdomains (for example, https://schoolsbuyingclub.schoolsbuyinghubsouthwest.com/buying-support-and-categories/).

Our domain is owned by Place Group Ltd which operates Schools’ Buying Hub South West.

We aim to make our website accessible to the widest possible audience. This means, for example, that 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 our website using a keyboard
  • Navigate most of our website using speech recognition software
  • Listen to most of our website using a screen reader

 

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

To make our website accessible, we:

  • Integrate accessibility criteria into our website design and updates
  • Ask our staff to review accessibility procedures

 

How accessible is our website?

Parts of our website are not fully accessible. For example, we’ve found the following issues on our website:

  • Some page names are not optimised for screen reader use
  • Some contrasts between images/text and backgrounds are not fully accessible
  • There is only one way to navigate the website, i.e we do not have a site map or search function
  • We do not have subtitles for our video content
  • Some links and buttons do not make complete sense in isolation

If you need information in a different format please email us at contact@schoolsbuyinghubsouthwest.com and tell us:

  • The web address (URL) of the content that you need
  • Your contact name and email address
  • The type of format you need

 

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

If you find any problems that are not listed on this page or if you think we’re not meeting the accessibility requirements, email us at contact@schoolsbuyinghubsouthwest.com to report this.

 

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

Schools’ Buying Hub South West 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, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.

We’ve prioritised our website based on analytics and data. We’re working with our content and development teams to identify issues and to fix them.

Disproportionate Burden. The following has been identified as Disproportionate Burden for 2020 and will be reviewed yearly.

  • Changing contrasts between images/text and backgrounds
  • Adding a search bar function
  • Adding subtitles to video content

 

How we tested this website

Our website were and are currently being tested for compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines V2.1 level A and level AA using a combination of automated tools for accessibility WCAG 2.0 standards.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 18 June 2021.

This website is being tested via a combination of accessibility tools throughout June 2021. The testing is being carried out by Schools’ Buying Hub South West.

Our site is checked for accessibility on a regular basis. These tests are carried out by Schools’ Buying Hub South West.