Guide Accessibility statement for East Devon District Council

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3. What we’re doing to improve accessibility

As well as the actions described in the above section, we are:

Acting upon insights from SiteImprove

We use SiteImprove and WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool to monitor our website content and address issues as they arise. Our SiteImprove score out of 100 for accessibility is currently 94.9, against an industry benchmark of 87.2.

Other actions we are taking to improve accessibility

Alongside fixing the non-compliances described above, we are training our staff and providing guidance on how to meet accessibility requirements. This will include advice on descriptive link text, writing concisely, use of headings and alternative text.

Scrutinising publication of PDFs

We do not publish without scrutiny any PDF published on the website.

Instead, we consider first whether the content proposed in the PDF could be published as an HTML webpage, making it inherently more accessible.

If that is not possible, we ensure that the PDF is fully accessible. We have published information on our Intranet about creating accessible PDFs and provided a templates in order to do so.

Translating our website

Please see our website translation page

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 17 November 2021. It was last reviewed on 13 December 2023.

Apart from automated tests through SiteImprove, we have not used a third party to audit the site for accessibility compliance. Instead, all our testing and scrutiny has been done internally.