Accessibility Overview

This accessibility statement applies to Local Plan web pages and documents contained on the web pages.  We aim to allow as many people as possible to be able to use this website.

For example, this means you should be able to;

  • understand the page name as our web pages have page titles that clearly describe their topic or purpose.
  • use the website easier as we have a logical navigation order.
  • use and understand the content page structure as it's presented and maintained in a meaningful sequence.
  • use descriptive links on our website so they can be read out of context and users know where they will go next.
  • use the alternative text on images.
  • use form controls as they are labelled.

We have therefore endeavoured to make the web pages and documents as accessible as they can be and as simple as possible to understand. Please also read Nottingham City Council’s accessibility statement.

It is acknowledged that some documents on the web site contain technical language or data.  There are also parts of the web site that contain content and in particular archived documents that will not be fully accessible.  For example;

  • some older PDF documents aren’t fully accessible to screen reader software
  • some content does not have enough contrast, so people with moderate visual impairments may struggle to read it
  • some links are not distinct enough and may be difficult for people with moderate visual impairments to read
  • some content may be difficult to navigate using a screen reader.

Given the number of documents, it would be a disproportionate burden for us to make all content on our web pages including documents fully accessible but where we are made aware of issues, we will endeavour to make more accessible versions of the affected content available. 

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of our web page. If you have any issues or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, please email us.  If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille please contact us by emailing localplan@nottinghamcity.gov.uk.  We will consider your request and get back to you as soon as possible..  We may not be able to meet your requirements immediately, but we will try to help as quickly as possible.

If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements please contact us, including:

  • if you are experiencing issues with accessing information or using the website
  • if you find an accessibility problem not listed on this statement
  • if you have positive feedback on the accessibility considerations made.

When contacting us please tell us:

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

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 are not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Nottingham 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.

Some parts of our website including the documents contained on the web pages may not be fully compliant to WCAG 2.1 AA standard.  This could be because the web pages or documents are out of scope of the regulations, or it would be a disproportionate burden for us to make the web pages or documents fully accessible. 

Some content will include images that do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access all the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).  It would be a disproportionate burden to make all archived material fully accessible given the sheer number of documents contained on the web pages. 

However, we will aim that new web pages and published content will be accessible and for example include text alternatives to images. 

For all new web pages and documents, we aim to make content as accessible as possible. We provide guidance and training to all content authors to ensure new content is accessible as possible. We monitor this website weekly and we aim to address any issues promptly along with updating this statement accordingly.  It is acknowledged though that there may be instances where this is not always possible and if you find content that is not fully accessibly you are requested to contact us by email localplan@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

 

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 14 July 2022. It was last reviewed on 14 July 2022 and will be done so on a minimum 6 month basis.