Accessibility statement

This accessibility statement applies to the AHDB website ‘ahdb.org.uk’.

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

Our aim is to be compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard and maintain these standards with continuous review of the site content and structure.

How accessible this website is

Our website is compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, however we are aware that there are some elements of the website where we are still fixing issues and therefore will not be fully accessible. These are:

  • On some content listing elements text fades prevent users being able to read all summary text
  • On the main navigation some sub menus cannot be accessed using a keyboard
  • Some image link elements use an old styling that has poor contrast
  • The Image Gallery feature on the Farm Excellence pages has poor accessibility features and there is poor contrast on some text formats in the farm bio section
  • A small number of images still do not have alternative text
  • Some older embedded videos do not have captions or titles
    • Not all features can be controlled through a keyboard

    Please note, these items are identified as and included within our business-as-usual development, the list will be updated as these issues are resolved

    Known issues last updated: March 2022

    Feedback and contact information

    If you need information on this website in a different format, or have any feedback you can email us at accessibility@ahdb.org.uk.

    In your message please include:

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

    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 contact us at accessibility@ahdb.org.uk.

    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 enquiry/complaint, you can contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

    Technical information about this website’s accessibility

    • Compliance status

    This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, please see the information provided below for details.

    • Non-accessible content

    AHDB.org.uk website was last tested on 21st September 2020 by Connect Internet Solutions Ltd using a sample of pages selected by popularity and range of content type. The subsequent accessibility report is aiding our work in updating the site and its content to be fully accessible to the AA standard. If you would like a copy of the report please contact us at accessibility@ahdb.org.uk

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

    Non-accessible

    Reason

    Next steps

    Some elements missing alt text 

    Due to large number of files with missing, incomplete or inaccurate alt test it is taking time to identify all

    These are being Identified by using sort site scans and corrected through manual entry 

    Text fades which prevent users being able to read all summary text 

    Still working on development solution

    To be replaced with ellipses 

    Enhancement to main navigation for improved accessibility and usability 

    Still working on development solution

    Plan to replace drop down menus with side navigation 

     

    Image link elements using a transparent black background and white text identified through manual testing 

    Requires manual input which takes time

    This occurs on 110 pages across the site and will be manually replaced with a new element 

    Farm Excellence pages – Missing Alt texts for some image elements (this includes the Image Gallery), contrast issue on some text formats in farm bio section 

    Requires manual input which takes time

    These will be manually corrected  

    • What we’re doing to improve accessibility

    We continuously work on enhancements to our website (ahdb.org.uk) and content workflows to achieve and maintain AA accessibility compliance for site functionality and all new content.

    We provide web accessibility focused training for website editors, including promoting the use of the WAVE extension to test their pages.

    • How we test to improve accessibility

    We use three industry trusted tools for monitoring our accessibility compliance listed below, and conduct scans at the following frequencies with each tool, reviewing results after each scan and raising with necessary teams to correct:

    1. SortSite Professional – Scanned monthly as part of a site integrity check, this includes accessibility compliance and broken link checking  
    2. Axe DevTools powered by Deque – Scanned on pages during development for in-depth code analysis and industry accepted recommendations to fix code
    3. Wave Browser Extension – Scanned daily by content editors and web services team to identify issues with new content being created

    Preparation of this accessibility statement

    This statement was first prepared in November 2020. It was last updated on 07 March 2022.

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