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Accessibility

Please find our Accessibility statment below.


LMC Accessibility Statement (www.food4life.org.uk)

This statement applies to content published on the www.food4life.org.uk domain. It does not apply to content on any third party domains.

The Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Our website aims to adhere to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, published by the W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative. We intend to continue improving the accessibility of our site to ensure that any older content, in addition to new content, will conform to Level AA.

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
  • use most of the website using a screen reader

 

How accessible this website is

Below are some of the steps we have taken in adhering to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1:

Images/icons/non-text content

Alt text containing placeholders such as ‘picture’ or ‘spacer’ rectified.

Aria-label attribute or an alt attribute added to links containing an img element.

Title attribute or Aria-label added to each iframe and frame element.

Alt attribute added describing each image.

Text added between the button start and end tags.

 

Headings/Labels

Document titles no longer blank.

Absolute Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) positioning rectified.

All fields in a group of input fields (for example phone numbers) now have a label.

Form controls updated to have an associated label for screen readers to identify the purpose of the control.

CSS updated with outline attributes.

Relative units in CSS property values used when zoom is disabled by Meta viewport.

Form field labels updated so they are unique on a page or enclosed in a fieldset with a legend that makes the label unique.

 

Technical

Each instance of a fieldset element has a legend.

Duplicate ID’s removed.

HTML form control has an associated label for screen readers to identify the purpose of the control.

Radio buttons with very generic labels enclosed in a fieldset with a legend explaining the label. 

Meta viewport tag no longer used to disable zoom.

Colour

Text and background colour contrast improved.

 

Parts of this website are not fully accessible. For example:

  • Alternative text should not be an image file name
  • Links use general text like ‘Click Here’ with no surrounding text explaining link purpose.
  • Some headings are empty.
  • Headings are not nested in sequential order.

 

How to request content in an accessible format

If you need information on this website in a different format please do not hesitate to contact us at: email (gdavis@lmcni.com) or call (028 92633000).

 

Please provide the following information:

  • the web address (URL) of the content
  • your name and email address
  • the format you need e.g. accessible PDF, large print, audio recording, braille or BSL

 

 

Reporting accessibility problems with the website

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of the website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements please contact us using the details provided below:

 

We will consider your request and get back to you within five working days.

 

Enforcement procedure

The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’) in Northern Ireland. If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI).

 

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 AA standard due to some non-compliances, meaning there’s an accessibility problem with some areas.

Non Accessible Content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

The content that is not accessible is outlined below with details of:

  • the accessibility problem(s)
  • where it fails the success criteria, and
  • when we plan to fix it

 

Alternative Text should not be an image file name - change the alt text to a description of the image. This relates to images in uploaded Word documents. This fails WCAG 2.1A F30.

 

Links use general text like ‘Click Here’ with no surrounding text explaining link purpose. It is better to use better descriptive text for the purpose of links or add an aria-label to each anchor to give more meaning of the links purpose to screen readers. This fails WCAG 2.1A F63.

Word document contains a graphic without Alt text. Alt text to be added to a description of the image. This relates to images in uploaded Word documents. This fails WCAG 2.1A 1.1.1.

Word document contains a non-inline graphic or object. Screen readers may not read non-inline objects or may read them in the wrong order. To fix, use the Check Accessibility command in Word to find the object and follow the suggested fix. This fails WCAG 2.1A 1.3.2.

Headings should not be empty. Add text to the headings or remove the empty tags. This fails WCAG 2.1AA G130.

Heading elements should be in a sequentially descending order: h1, h2, h3 etc. One page does not have suitable nesting.

 

The elements of the site which are non-compliant will be addressed in line with time, resource and budget available over the next year.

 

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

As a website published before 23 September 2018, we are required to comply with the web accessibility regulations from 23 September 2020.

However, some of our content is exempt from the accessibility regulations:

  • PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 - unless required for the use of a service, for example a form

 

If you have any problems using this website, please contact us using the details provided above us and we will investigate the issue and/or provide you with the information you need in an alternative format.

PDFs and other documents

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.

How we tested this website

This website was last tested on 10 September 2020. The test was carried out by The Web Bureau. The Web Bureau are contracted by LMCNI to support and develop this website.

 

What we are doing to improve accessibility

We intend to continue improving the accessibility of our site to ensure that any older content, in addition to new content, will conform to Level AA.

This statement was prepared on 16 November 2020. It was last updated on 16 November 2020.

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