Accessibility statement

This accessibility statement applies to content published on the Light Night domain.

This website is run by the Digital Access Team . We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • navigate most the website using a screen reader
  • navigate most the website using speech recognition software
  • zoom in up to 200 percent without the text spilling off the screen

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:

  • it is not possible to see all the navigation using only a keyboard
  • some parts of our website do not have sufficient colour contrast between the text and background colour

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format email lightnight@leeds.gov.uk 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

If you find any problems that are not listed on this page or you think we're not meeting the accessibility requirements, email lightnight@leeds.gov.uk.

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

The digital Access Team 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 not compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. The non-compliances are listed below.

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Navigation

The dropdown items in the navigation are not accessible using only a keyboard. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 2.1.1 Keyboard (A).

Leeds City Council logo

The Leeds City Council logo above the header has no accessible text available to users who are unable to see images. As this image also serves as a link it needs to have some text available to those 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

Our website has many instances of insufficient colour contrast between the text and the background colour. For example the sticky back to top button has a low contrast ratio depending where on the page it is hovering over. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3 Contrast minimum (AA).

Multiple instances of the same ID

Each page of our website has multiple elements with the same ID value. A singular webpage may contain one ID per element but the value for each ID must be unique. The ID values specified multiple times on a page is "DataProvider". This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 Info and Relationships (A) and 4.1.1 parsing (A).         

Form elements with no labels

The distance selector on the Events has no associated label or text that describes what the user should do to assistive technology users. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 Info and Relationships (A) and 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value (A).

Images with no alternative text

The images within the Google Maps functionality on the events details page (such as Telekinetic Rumours - Pani Pawlosky) haven't got any accessible text. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 Non-text content (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 20 August 2020. It was last reviewed on 20 August 2020.

This website was last tested on the 15 July 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: