We want everyone who visits our website to be able to access the full range of services available, regardless of their skill or technology.
This website was re-launched in 2018.
How accessible the site is
We know some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible.
What to do if you have problems or queries
If you have any accessibility problems or feedback, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need to contact us about any other issues, please use our contact us page.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the accessibility regulations. If you’re not happy with how we respond, please contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Durham County Council is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
Under the Equality Act 2010 we must ensure we do not unlawfully discriminate in our service delivery and make reasonable adjustments for people with disabilities where necessary. We are constantly working to improve the accessibility and usability of our site.
This website is not compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances.
Non compliance with the accessibility regulations
- Absolute positioning: some elements fail success criterion 1.4.4
- Block capital text: navigation/pages have block capital text which fails success criteria 1.3.1, 1.4.5, 3.2.4 and 1.4.4
- Images: some images are missing alt tags, failing success criterion 1.1.1
- Links: some links contain images missing alt tags, failing success criterion 1.1.1
- Links: some links contain no text, failing success criterion 2.4.4
- Links: some links with different links text go to the same page, failing success criterion 2.4.4
- Links: some links are missing a href, failing success criterion 4.1.2
- Text alternative: CSS images need text alternatives, failing success criterion 1.1.1
- Icon fonts: these may fail success criterion 1.1.1
- Navigation content: some elements are too small to use accurately, failing success criteria 1.3.1, 1.4.5, 3.2.4 and 1.4.4
- List items: some list items contain no text, failing success criteria 1.1.1 and 1.3.1
- Paragraphs: some paragraph tags are empty, failing success criteria 1.1.1 and 1.3.1
- Heading styling: text appears to be styled without using heading tags, failing success criteria 1.3.1 and 4.1.2
- Controls: some control have a title but no text, failing success criteria 1.3.1, 3.3.2 and 4.1.2
- Check boxes: some check boxes aren’t grouped together, failing success criteria 1.3.1 and 3.3.2
- Font size: some sizes are too small to read, failing success criteria 1.3.1, 1.4.5, 3.2.4 and 1.4.4
- Skip links: skip links are missing, failing success criterion 2.4.1
- Parsing: ids are used more than one on the same page, failing success criterion 4.1.1
The 2019 festival has now finished, so we don’t expect there to be traffic to the site. We intend to resolve compliancy issues for the 2020 festival.
How we test the site
We re-assess a website or system for accessibility whenever it undergoes a major modification.