Website Accessibility Statement

Visit Sefton and West Lancs aims to provide information on this website that is accessible to all who use it. Our website accessibility statement outlines improvements we will make to ensure we achieve these aims and objectives.

The statement covers only this website and other Sefton Council websites linked to this site have their own accessibility statements.

What is an accessible website?

An accessible website can be used by everyone, regardless of their abilities or the method they choose to access it.

Is this website accessible?

Most of this website is accessible using a wide range of devices, but we know that the following issues currently exist when using the site:

Can be difficult for users to use pinch to zoom and scroll on some of the smallest devices

A number of forms cannot be understood using screen reading technology

Listed sections of the website don’t have links for accessibility software to understand

A significant proportion of links can’t be used by assistive technology

More links on the site need to explain their purpose to help assistive technology tell the user why they should click it

When using keyboard navigation, not all functions are available while many control functions aren’t highlighted

Not all pages have headings that are discernible to assistive technologies

A small number of different links point to different destinations – confusing for assistive technology and therefore the user

Contrast between text and background colour for headings and sub-headings make it difficult for some users with visual impairments

Not all PDFs have headings that are readable by assistive technology

Feedback and contact information:

Please contact us if you have an accessibility query including:

if you are experiencing issues with accessing information or using the website

if you find an accessibility problem not listed on this statement

if you have positive feedback on the accessibility considerations made.

Get in touch by emailing and we shall try to find an alternative for you.

Enforcement procedure

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’).  If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) (external link).

Technical information about accessibility on this website

Visit Sefton and West Lancs 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 2.1 AA standard. The non-accessible sections are listed below:

1.3.5 Identify Input Purpose: Identify the purpose of fields programmatically

1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum): Ensure text has sufficient contrast

1.4.10 Reflow: Ensure pages don’t scroll in two dimensions on small screens

2.4.7 Focus Visible: Ensure controls change appearance when they are selected

What we are doing to improve this website

Visit Sefton and West Lancs will work with a developer to address technical issues the site has while editors will fix other issues on an ongoing basis in order to meet WCAG 2.1 AA criteria and AAA criteria where possible.

Disproportionate Burden

The redesign of the Visit Sefton and West Lancs website was not feasible by September 23.

Preparation for this accessibility statement

This statement was first prepared on August 25, 2020

This statement updated September 18, 2020.

This statement was updated on September 23, 2020

This statement was updated on October 6, 2020

This statement was updated on December 16, 2020