Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Statement for Forest School Day

First School Day is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We have designed our website with universal design principles to meet the need of all users and ensure it is accessible when using assistive technologies and personalised ways of using websites.

We are continually improving the user experience and applying the relevant Accessibility standards.

This accessibility statement applies to www.forestschoolday.org

This website is run by the social enterprise Forest School Day. At FSD we want everyone who uses forestschoolday.org to have an inclusive user experience an be able to read, interact with and understand activities, content and instruction.

 For example, that means you should be able to:

  • Change colours, contrast levels and fonts

  • Zoom in up to 200% without the text spilling off the screen

  • Navigate most of the website using just a keyboard

  • Navigate forestschoolday.org with assistive technology

We also have made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet provides a free resource My Computer My Way that offers guidance on how to use assistive technologies to make websites easier to use for a range of devices.

How accessible is www.forestschoolday.org

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • Some text has poor quality colour contrast
  • Some documents and other files such as PDF’s, are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • Some live video streams do not have captions
  • Some of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard
  • You cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader
  • Some text will not reflow in a single column when you change the size of the browser window, functionality might be lost

Feedback and contact information

We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of www.forestschoolday.org, your feedback will help us improve our website for all users.

Contact  email 123@forestschoolday.org and let us know what you like and find useful, or if you are experiencing any barriers to accessing content.

Alternative formats

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille please contact 123@forestschoolday.org . We will look at the details in the message, tell you who will be dealing with your enquiry and let you know when you can expect a reply.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, contact: 123@forestschoolday.org.

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).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Forest School Day is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to [insert one of the following: ‘the non-compliances’, ‘the exemptions’ or ‘the non-compliances and exemptions’] listed below.

Non-accessible content

We are continually evaluating the accessibility of our website against the WCAG 2.1 AA standards.

We know there are some parts of the website that may not work for everyone. We have listed the known issues with the WCAG standard it does not meet.

Please contact us if there is you have found any areas of the site that are inaccessible for you that we may have missed.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Images, videos and other media

Images

Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).

We plan to add text alternatives for all images by September 2020. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

Video

Some video and audio on the website do not captions or transcripts. The regulations  The regulations don’t require us to publish fully accessible video and audio content until new content is created after September 2020. (WCAG: 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.2.4, 1.2.5).

We aim to add transcripts for all video and audio content. By September 2020.

Documents and other files

Some of our documents including PDF’s may are not fully accessible. We plan to re-work these documents to make them accessible or replace them with HTML pages whenever possible. All new documents will meet accessibility standards.

Sufficient colour contrast

Some pages contain elements with low contrast between the elements and its background. This can cause the text to be difficult to read, especially for those with low vision, poor eyesight, or colour blindness (WCAG: 1.4.3). We are changing our website theme and adjusting our colour choices to meet the accessibility standards.

Focus indicator

Some of the elements in the website do not always display an effective focus indication when links, button and other active controls receives focus (2.4.7 Focus Visible). We are running manual and automated evaluations of our website and adjusting focus indicators to ensure they meet the accessibility requirements.

Interactive tools and transactions

Navigation

Some of our interactive forms are difficult to navigate using a keyboard only (3.3.2 Labels or instructions). We are running manual and automated accessibility evaluations to identify where navigation with the keyboard is difficult and adjusting its mark-up.

Content that is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

PDFs and other documents

Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, and forms published as Word documents. By September 2020, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.

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. For example, we do not plan to fix [example of non-essential document].

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Live video

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

Third-party

Our website contains third-party content. We do not have control over and are not responsible for the accessibility of this content, but we are working with third parties to improve its accessibility. This may include:

  • Links to non-forestschoolday websites
  • Content/functionality on our website
  • Content hosted on other websites, such as social media sites.
  • Community-generated content

To help accessibility compliance across the sector, we support the work of searchBOX, a centralised, independent directory of third-party accessibility information. 

searchBOX catalogues the contact information and accessibility statements of third-party suppliers.

FSD encourages all our suppliers to include their accessibility information it the searchBOX directory. 

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We are committed to improving accessibility across learn.jbs, and in 2020, Forest School Day launched an accessibility project to coordinate the evaluation and development of forestschoolday.org to ensure we deliver that is accessible content for all users and delivers an inclusive learning experience.

The projects focus is to create a positive inclusive environment in which to share forest school day work, communications and for digital accessibility to be as a positive, creative force in the development Forest School Day.

Our approach to deliver this is:

Assessment of the site

We evaluate the existing content and website theme for accessibility issues and build in the development of the site to address any known issues.

Training

We will deliver digital accessibility training to our community on how to create accessible content and how-to re-work content to make accessible.

Policies

Our values are to create a Playful, Joyful and Inclusive Forest School Day,

We will work support peers, the forests school community, suppliers and supporters to ensure any contributions for Forest School Day are accessible.

Assessment approach

The Forest School Day team continually evaluate the accessibility of www.forestschoolday.org

  • Manual evaluation against the WCAG guidelines
  • Automated
  • User testing

If you would like to contribute to the user testing of this site, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Katey Hügi 123@forestschoolday.org.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 26th June 2020. It was last reviewed on 26th June 2020.

This website was last tested on 20th September 2020. 

The test was carried out by Forest School day.