Web accessibility statement

How accessible our website is, how to report issues and what to do if you can’t access parts of it.

This website is run by Oxfordshire County 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 per cent 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.

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

We have designed this website with features that make it easier to use by everyone, including those with visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, or neurological disabilities. We aim to reach level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). These are the international standard for accessible websites and content.

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible, for example:

  • some videos don’t have captions
  • some images don't have descriptions of what the image shows
  • colour contrast makes it hard to read the text in some parts of the website
  • some pages show a Google map that screen reader users and keyboard users can find difficult to use
  • information about external links that open in a new window is not communicated to touch screen readers and may cause an unexpected change in context.
  • embedded YouTube and Vimeo video iframes do not always contain a title and this content may be difficult to perceive for screen reader users.
  • some pages and documents are not written in plain English.

Reporting problems

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility and usability of this website. If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact the Digital Content Team.

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

We are 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 2.2 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Non accessible content

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

  1. Container element is empty. This fails WCAG 2.2 level A success criterion 1.3.1 (info and relationships). We'll try to fix this issue by June 2025.
  2. Colour contrast is not sufficient This fails WCAG 2.2 level AA success criterion 1.4.3: Contrast (minimum). We'll try to fix this issue by June 2025.

Disproportionate burden

We don't believe that the cost required to fix these issues is a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. We will review this decision as issues arise.

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

PDFs and other documents

The accessibility regulations don’t require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. For example, we don’t plan to fix old PDF newsletters, posters or campaign materials that might still be published and accessed through our website. 

Any new PDFs or other documents we publish should meet accessibility standards.

How we tested this website

This website was tested in June 2024. The test was carried out manually by our Digital Content Team as well as using SiteImprove Accessibility Checker for automated testing of the full website. We also use some manual testing and some browser extensions.

We are testing www.climateactionoxfordshire.org.uk

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We're doing our best to try to fix the issues outlined above. We continually monitor the accessibility compliance of our site and have weekly automated updates. Improving our site is part of the Digital Teams' daily work.

This statement was prepared on 9 June 2022. It was last updated on 9 June 2024.

SiteImprove accessibility report

Siteimprove score
Conformance Issue name Issue score
A Links are not clearly identifiable 100/100
A Page has no title 100/100
A Image without a text alternative 100/100
A Element IDs are not unique 100/100
A Page language has not been identified 100/100
A Page language not recognised 100/100
A Page language tags don't match  100/100
A Form field is not labelled 100/100
A Page refreshes or redirects without warning 100/100
A Link without a text alternative 100/100
A Button without a text alternative 100/100
A Inline frame without a text alternative 100/100
A Visible label and accessible name do not match 100/100
A Multiple inline frames with the same text alternative 100/100
A Required ARIA attribute is missing 100/100
A Hidden element has focusable content 100/100
A Invalid role 100/100
A Video without captions 100/100
A Image button without a text alternative 100/100
A Audio without a transcript 100/100
A Visual-only video without an accessible alternative 100/100
A Video with no alternative to the visual content 100/100
A Image file name is not an appropriate text alternative 100/100
A Role not inside the required context 100/100
A Vector image without a text alternative 100/100
A Table headers aren't referenced correctly 100/100
A No data cells assigned to table header 100/100
A Audio plays automatically and can't be switched off 100/100
A Object without a text alternative 100/100
A Empty headings 100/100
A Decorative image is exposed to assistive technologies 100/100
A Container element is empty 27.08/100
A Links in the same context with the same text alternative 100/100
A Scrollable element is not keyboard accessible 100/100
AA Keyboard focus indicator is missing 100/100
AA Content language not recognised 100/100
AA Autocomplete does not work as intended 100/100
AA Video is not audio-described 100/100
AA Page orientation is locked 100/100
AA Page zoom is restricted 100/100
AA Colour contrast is not sufficient 41.02/100
AA Text is clipped when resized 100/100
AAA Links on the same page with the same text alternative 100/100
AAA Uneven spacing in text 100/100
AAA Line height is below minimum value 100/100
AAA Font size is fixed 100/100
AAA Line height is fixed 100/100
WAI-ARIA authoring practices State or property not supported 100/100
WAI-ARIA authoring practices Invalid state or property 100/100
WAI-ARIA authoring practices ARIA attribute does not exist 100/100
WAI-ARIA authoring practices Page region without an accessible name 100/100
WAI-ARIA authoring practices Text not included in an ARIA landmark 55.84/100
Accessibility best practices Skip to main content link is missing 100/100
Accessibility best practices Headings are not structured 62.31/100
Accessibility best practices Page has no headings 100/100
Accessibility best practices Text in all caps 100/100
Accessibility best practices Font size is too small 100/100
Accessibility best practices Overuse of italics 100/100
Accessibility best practices Presentational element is exposed to assistive technologies 100/100