This accessibility statement applies to the Foster4.co.uk website.
This website is run by Cheshire East Council, Cheshire West and Chester Council, Halton Borough Council and Warrington Borough Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
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 know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
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 in touch with you.
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:
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).
Foster4 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.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 1.1.1 (non-text content).
The colour contrast for some areas is not high enough, making it difficult to read some text. This fails WCAG criteria 1.4.3 ((Colour contrast is insufficient)
We plan to add text alternatives for all images and change the colour contrast by December 2020. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.
We have one PDF document that does not have the correct formatting:
Next time this PDF document is updated it will meet the accessibility standards.
Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, and forms published as Word documents. By September 2020, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.
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.
Our accessibility roadmap shows how and when we plan to improve accessibility on this website.
This statement was prepared on 17 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 11 January 2021.
This website was last tested on 10 January 2021. The test was carried out by Warrington Borough Council web team using the Siteimprove software and live user testing.
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