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Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to MKDP.org.uk. This website is run by Milton Keynes Development Partnership. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website.

Phew Ltd provide advice on making our website easier to use if you have a disability.

Our website accessibility

Whilst we are working hard to make most of our website accessible, we know that parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • older video streams do not have captions
  • browser based form auto-fillers may not work correctly on some of our forms

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website

If you need information in an alternative format, such as braille, large print or in another language, contact:

If you would like to provide feedback please contact us it will help us to make improvements.

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 statement or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact us.

Complaints process

If you have reported a problem with our website or asked for an alternative format, but you are not happy with our response, you can use the complaints process to register your difficulty; this helps us improve our website and processes.

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

Milton Keynes Development Partnership is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Website 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 the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.

Non-accessible Content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons:

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

We have listed all areas of our website that do not meet the accessibility regulations and what we are doing to resolve them, which can be found further along in this document.

Disproportionate burden

Not applicable.

Content that is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations PDFs and documents

Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have forms saved as PDFs.

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they are not essential to providing our services.

Due to the high volume and complexity/length of some of our PDFs, we are working towards getting PDFs accessible.

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

If you come across a PDF that is not accessible, please contact us so we can provide you with an alternative version.

Video

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams, pre-recorded media published before September 2020 as it is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

Interactive maps

Interactive maps within this website may not work with screen reader software or be navigable using a keyboard. We don’t plan to fix these because online maps and mapping services are exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

Third party content

Our site includes third-party content and functionality. We cannot guarantee that all third-party content is accessible. We are not responsible for any third-party content.

Links to other websites

We often link to 3rd party websites or documents when there is useful information that relates to our services. For example, official information sources, such

as gov.uk or nhs.uk or milton-keynes.gov.uk We are not responsible for the accessibility of these or any other websites we do not manage.

3rd party platforms

We often create content which is hosted on 3rd party platforms. This includes:

  • content we create for social media, such as Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter
  • video which we host on YouTube

We are responsible for ensuring the content we supply meets accessibility requirements; however, we are not responsible for the accessibility of the platform itself. For example, when we add video to one of our YouTube channels, we will ensure any subtitling, captions and audio-description are included as required.

However, we are not responsible for the accessibility of the video player itself.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 30 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 23 September 2020.

We will review and update this statement annually and will next review it in July 2021.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons:

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

PDFs

There are several errors that need to be corrected to enable a user using assisted technology to be able to use PDFs. Those errors along with where it is not compliant are:

  • Ensure PDFs are machine readable – WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1
  • Ensure PDF headings follow a logical order – WCAG 2.1 success criterion 3.1
  • Specify headings for every PDF – WCAG 2.1 success criterion 3.1
  • Fix untagged PDFs – WCAG 2.1 success criterion 3.1
  • Ensure the first heading in a PDF is a H1 – WCAG success criterion 3.1
  • Define a title for all PDFs – WCAG success criterion 4.2
  • Ensure PDFs specify a default language – WCAG success criterion 1.1
  • Improve weak PDF titles – WCAG success criterion 4.2
  • Ensure long PDFs use bookmarks to aid navigation – WCAG success criterion 2.4.5

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they are not essential to providing our services.

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