Accessibility statement for What’s On

This accessibility statement applies to content published on the domain.

This website is run by Leeds City Council's Digital Access Team. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website.

This means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • use this website on most modern browsers and devices
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using a screen reader
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • zoom in up to 200% without the text spilling off the screen

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

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

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format please email and tell us:

  • the web address (URL) of the content
  • your name and email address
  • the format you need, for example - audio CD, braille, BSL or large print, accessible PDF

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, please email and let us know.

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

Leeds City Council 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 external link AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Invalid HTML mark-up

Some pages on our website have multiple instances of the same ID. The ID attributes is used to identify a component on the page and although you can have as many IDs on a page as you like each ID should be unique.

IDs can be used to link to a certain point in the page and multiple use of this could cause confusion. One of the IDs being specified multiple times is “DataProvider”.

Our website does not pass HTML validation using the W3C Validator external link.

Some pages on our website have multiple empty headings within the HTML mark-up.

These issues fail WCAG 2.1 success criteria 4.1.1 Parsing (A).

Image links with no accessible text

The Leeds City Council logo in the header is contained within a link. As this image serves as a link it should have some sort of text to explain the purpose of the link to screen reader users. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 2.4.4 Link purpose in context (A) and 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value (A).

Colour contrast

Some text on our website doesn’t have enough colour contrast against the background colour behind it. This can make the text hard to read for users with low vision or colour blindness. Some areas affected are:

  • the hover colour of links in the footer
  • the back to top button text

This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 1.4.3 Contrast (minimum) (A).

Link text

Some links on our website do not make sense when taken out of context. The link text should make the purpose of the link clear without the need to read surrounding content. This fails WCAG 2.1 2.4.4 Link purpose in context (A).

Disproportionate burden

Not applicable.

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

Not applicable.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 16 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 16 September 2020.

This website was last tested on 14 September 2020. The test was carried out by the Web Design Team at Leeds City Council.

We tested a selection of pages, ensuring those tested reflected the variety of different page layouts used on our website.

The pages we tested were:

  • Home
  • Accessibility
  • Privacy statement
  • Privacy notice