This accessibility statement applies to content published on https://www.herdfarm.co.uk/ domain.
This website is run by Herd Farm Activity Centre.
How accessible this website is
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
- Keyboard only users are unable to see where on the page they are or interact with the navigation.
- Screen reader users are unable to complete the book an event form on Celebrate and Children’s parties with activities pages.
Feedback and contact information
If you need information on this website in a different format email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us:
- the web address (URL) of the content.
- your name and email address.
- the format you need, for example, audio CD, braille, BSL or large print, accessible PDF.
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
If you find any problems that are not listed on this page or you think we’re not meeting the accessibility requirements, email email@example.com .
If you contact us with a complaint and you’re not happy with our response 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’).
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Herd Farm Activity 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 not compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. The non-compliances are listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
Keyboard only users are unable to interact with the navigation pop up after selecting “menu”. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 2.1.1 keyboard (A).
Screen reader users are not alerted to any changes when opening and closing the navigation. This can mean screen reader users are unaware if the process has worked. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value (A).
When using a keyboard to navigate down a page interactive elements should differ in styling when focused on. This allows a user to understand where on the page they are when using a keyboard to navigate up or down the page. Our website doesn’t change have any different styling when focused on.
This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 2.4.7 Focus visible (AA).
Skip to content link
There is no method to bypass the header and navigation across the site. Normally this is achieved by adding a “skip to content” link at the top of the page. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 2.4.1 Bypass blocks (A).
Images with no alternative text or not marked as decorative
Some images on our website are missing alternative text or haven’t been marked as decorative. Alternative text is used to describe the purpose of the image to visitors who are unable to see them. This can include screen readers and browsers that block images.
If an image is purely decorative then an alt tag should be included but left empty. This allows assistive technology to understand the image is there for decorative purposes. If an image serves a purpose (such as explaining what an entrance of a building looks like) then we must include descriptive alternative text.
Some of the images affected are:
- the logo in the header.
- the social media icons in the footer.
- the images behind Schools, Youth groups, Team building and CSR and parties and Venue hire on the homepage.
- the five stars on the Youth groups page.
This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 1.1.1 Non-text content (A).
Images within links
On the Schools page are images that have no alternative text and are contained within links. As these images are the sole content inside a link it must contain either meaningful alt text or also include other text available to screen reader users. This fails WCAG 2.1 2.4.4 Link purpose (in context) (A).
Some text on our website doesn’t have enough colour contrast against the background colour behind it. This can make the text hard to read for users with low vision or colour blindness. Some areas affected are:
- the email address and telephone header above the header.
- the light green links sitting on a white background across the site.
- text on the homepage that reads “Grade 2”, “50 bed” and “7 miles”.
This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 1.4.3 Contrast (minimum) (A).
Links identified by colour alone
Some links in the footer are the same colour as the surrounding text and have no other styling to identify them as a link (such as underlined). This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 1.4.1 Use of colour (A).
There is no title attribute on the YouTube video that appears on the homepage. We need to add a title to the video that explains what the video is and the fact it is a video. This should allow screen reader users know they are about to interact with a video.
This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 2.4.1 Bypass blocks (A) and 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value (A).
The next and previous arrows on the slider on the homepage do not contain any accessible text to explain their purpose. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value (A).
Some pages on our website have empty heading tag. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criteria 1.3.1 Info and relationships (A).
Form fields with no labels
After clicking “book now” on the Celebrate and Children’s parties with activities a form appears. The form fields have no associated label to explain to screen reader users what information they need to fill in. This fails WCAG 2.1 1.3.1 Info and relationships (A) and 3.3.2 Labels and text (A).
In the pricing section on the Celebrate and Children’s parties with activities is a tabbed list. Each list item has the role tab assigned to it but the container does not have aria role tablist assigned to it. This fails WCAG 2.1 1.3.1 Info and relationships (A).
Book a venue form
After submitting the book a venue form without entering any information on the Celebrate and Children’s parties with activities pages the user is told to “please fill in this field” however screen reader users are not told what field they have been moved to. This fails WCAG 2.1 3.3.1 Error identification (A).
After submitting the book a venue form on the Celebrate and Children’s parties with activities pages screen reader users receive no feedback that the form has been submitted correctly. This fails WCAG 2.1 4.3.1 Status message (AA).
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 25th August 2020. It was last reviewed on 23rd March 2022.
This website was last tested on the 02nd October 2019. The test was carried out by the Web Design Team at Leeds City Council.
We tested a selection of pages, ensuring those tested reflected the variety of different page layouts used on our website.
The pages we tested were:
- Youth groups.