Moving to Inclusion Accessibility Statement
This accessibility statement applies to https://movingtoinclusion.co.uk/.
The goal of the Moving to Inclusion website is to guarantee the accessibility of its content and services for individuals with disabilities who require additional access support. 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, fonts and change language all achievable with the Reciteme plugin ( user guide can be found here: https://reciteme.com/user-guide/)
- zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
- navigate through the website using a keyboard or speech recognition software
- listen to the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)
We have 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.
Measures to support accessibility
The Moving to Inclusion website takes the following measures to ensure accessibility:
- Includes accessibility as part of our mission statement.
- Includes accessibility throughout our internal policies.
- Integrates accessibility into our procurement practices.
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) define requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. The Moving to Inclusion website aims to conform with WCAG 2.1 level AA.
Accessibility Efforts & Disclaimer
We remain dedicated to the ongoing enhancement of the accessibility for the Moving to Inclusion website and its services. This commitment is rooted in the belief that ensuring a smooth, inclusive, and unrestricted experience for individuals with disabilities is a shared ethical responsibility.
We are always striving to enhance the accessibility of all pages and materials on our website, it’s possible that some content has not yet been fully aligned with accessibility standards. This could be attributed to the fact that we may not have identified the most suitable fix to improve a user’s experience.
How accessible is this website
We know some parts of the Moving to Inclusion website are not fully accessible:
- Some linked images are missing alternative text
- Some parts of the diagnostic toolkit are difficult to fill in using just the keyboard
- Some old PDFs still have document title issues
We are working on making these portals accessible as soon as possible. We will update the statement when issues are fixed or when we expect them to be fixed.
Content not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
PDFs and other documents
Many of our older PDFs and Word documents do not meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This does not meet WCAG 2.1. 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. We will highlight any PDFs or Word documents that we link to that have been produced by third parties and may not meet the accessibility standards.
Reporting Accessibility Problems with this Website
We are always looking to improve the accessibility of the Moving to Inclusion website. If you encounter content that you cannot access, then please use the following link https://movingtoinclusion.co.uk/contact-us/ to contact us and we will provide you with an accessible alternative.
Any feedback we receive we aim to get back to you within a suitable time. (If a response is requested).
If you are not happy with how we have responded to the issue you have raised with us about the accessibility of our website, then please contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS). The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for ensuring websites meet accessibility standards.
How we tested this website
The Moving to Inclusion website was and is currently being tested for compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines V2.1 level A and level AA, and these tests have been carried out internally.
Third-party content and functionality
We may make use of third-party resources that embed content on our website. Wherever possible we will ensure these are conformant.
Accessibility of this website relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browsers and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:
These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility guidelines used.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
Our accessibility journey is continuing. We regularly review our website and its content to identify and fix known issues.
This statement is reviewed at least once a year and updated.
Last reviewed: November 2023
Recite Me Digital Accessibility Guide
We believe in accessibility for all, allowing everyone the opportunity to use the internet in the way that it is intended.
We pride ourselves on going the extra mile to improve communication and quality of service. To fulfil this mission, we now provide assistive technology on our website, which enables our visitors to customise their experience in a way that best suits their individual needs.
Recite Me Web Accessibility and Language Toolbar
Recite Me is innovative cloud-based software that lets visitors view and use the Moving to Inclusion website in a way that works best for them.
We’ve added the Recite Me web accessibility and language toolbar to our website to make it accessible and inclusive for as many people as possible.
It helps 1 in 5 people in the UK who have a disability, including those with common conditions like sight loss and dyslexia, access our website in the way that suits them best.
It also meets the needs of the 4.2 million people in the UK who speak a language other than English at home, by translating our web content into over 100 different languages.
How do I access the Recite Me toolbar?
You can open the Recite Me Accessibility Toolbar by clicking on the accessibility hot key in the top right corner of the page. Wording may be slightly different depending on the device being used.
This button now appears in the top right corner of every page of our website.
After you click on the Accessibility hotkey the Recite Me toolbar opens and displays a range of different options for customising the way the website looks and ways you can interact with the content.
How does Recite Me help me access this website?
Recite Me helps people access the Moving to Inclusion website and customise the content in a way that works best for them.
The Recite Me toolbar has a unique range of functions. You can use it to:
- Read website text aloud (including PDFs)
- Download the text as an MP3 file to play it where and when it suits you
- Change font sizes and colours
- Customise background-colours
- Translate text into more than 100 different languages
- Access a fully integrated dictionary and thesaurus
Recite Me User Guide
For further instructions on how to use the Recite Me toolbar you can access instructions here: https://reciteme.com/user-guide/