The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
- The Lewes District Local Plan 2003 pages and maps have pop-ups and a few broken links as they were developed by third parties and are subject to copyright
- We include YouTube player and Twitter feeds that can cause accessibility issues
- Some of our older PDF documents are untagged, have no bookmarks or title as they were provided by third parties or are security protected
Navigation and accessing information
Our documents are within tables where HTML is used to format content in presentational attributes instead of css styling. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (information and relationships).
Within these document lists are PDF image links. The alt tag "application/pdf" is used for multiple different destinations. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.4 (link purpose in context).
We have assessed the cost of fixing the issues with navigation and accessing information. We believe that doing so now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. We will make another assessment when the Content Management System (CMS) is up for renewal.
Content that is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
PDFs and other documents
Some of our older PDFs and Word documents do not meet accessibility standards - for example, they may not be structured so they are accessible to a screen reader. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role value).
Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDF Council Tax booklets for 2019-20. By September 2020, we plan to fix these by adding tags and specifying their language.
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.
Live video streams (webcasts of our council meetings) do not have captions. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.2.4 (captions - live).
We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.