This accessibility statement applies to the content of the Hull History Centre website and a subset of associated web pages within the top-level domain, available at http://hullhistorycentre.org.uk/.
This Hull History Centre website is served and hosted by the University of Hull on behalf of the Hull History Centre, a partnership between the University and Hull City Council, administered on behalf of the Council by Hull Culture and Leisure Ltd.
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% 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.
How accessible this website is
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
- Some of the alt tags for images contain unnecessary text
- The contrast in colours used for text and background is sometimes weak.
- There are a few examples of where heading elements are not in a sequentially-descending order
The Hull History Centre website is in the process of being tested using the SiteImprove tool and will be enhanced based on this testing.
Feedback and contact information
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 5 days.
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, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 about this website’s accessibility
Hull History Centre is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.
Non accessible content
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non compliance with the accessibility regulations
There exists a failure for WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.5.3 - Label in name related to unnecessary naming of accessible tags that could be misinterpreted in contrast to the visible text. We plan to review and correct this issue through additional use of accessibility tools.
There exist some failures for WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 - Info and relationships related to the information presented for certain elements and their relationship to each other. We plan to review and correct this issue through additional use of accessibility tools and page re-arrangement.
There exist a number of failures for WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.6 - Contrast enhanced related to the colour of text against the background used. We plan to review and correct this issue through additional use of accessibility tools.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
PDFs and other documents
Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing information. The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
The above sections detail our work in progress to improve accessibility.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 12th November 2020. It was last reviewed on 12th November 2020.
This website was last tested on 12th November 2020. The test was carried out by our staff, using a number of industry-standard tools and manual checks.
- The main Hull History Centre website, available at http://hullhistorycentre.org.uk/
- Other parts of the website (selected from different areas at random), available at: