Accessibility

This accessibility statement applies to content published on the Breeze Leeds domain.

This website is run by Breeze Leeds. 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 and fonts
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

    We've 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.

How accessible this website is

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

  • some parts of our website do not have sufficient colour contrast between the text and background colour
  • the menu of the website is not keyboard accessible
  • some images don't have alternative text

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format email breeze@leeds.gov.uk and tell us:

  • the web address (URL) of the content
  • your name and email address
  • the format you need, for example, audio CD, braille, BSL or large print, accessible PDF 

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

If you find any problems that are not listed on this page or you think we're not meeting the accessibility requirements, email breeze@leeds.gov.uk.

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

Breeze 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 the non-compliances listed below.

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Some parts of page are not keyboard accessible

The submenu of our website is not keyboard only accessible so users cannot navigate effectively. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.1.1 Keyboard.

Multiple instances of the same ID

Each page on our website has multiple elements with the same ID value. A singular webpage may contain one ID per element but the value for each ID must be unique. The ID value specified multiple times is called "DataProvider". This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 Info and Relationships (A) and 4.1.1 parsing (A).

Elements don't have sufficient contrast ratio

The blue branding colour used across the site does not meet contrast requirements. Other minor elements across the site such as search placeholder text and the purple used for active states in the sidebar. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum).

Images don't have alternate text

The homepage activities icons don't have alternative text and therefore will be read out. There are also instances of images that have alt text that will be manually reviewed for relevance. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 Non-text Content.

Form elements don't have labels

Our search for activities form has labels missing on inputs. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 Info and Relationships and 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value.

Links have no discernible text

The Leeds City Council logo at the top of pages across the site has no screen reader friendly text so the full URL will be read out. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context) and 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value.

Disproportionate burden

Not applicable.

Content that's not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

Not applicable.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 17/08/2020. It was last reviewed on 17/08/2020.

This website was last tested on 01/07/2020. The test was carried out by Leeds City Council.

We tested a selection of pages, ensuring those tested reflected the variety of different page layouts used on our website.

The pages we tested were:

  • Home
  • Online safety
  • Search for activities
  • Activity
  • Breeze activities
  • Breeze active
  • Breeze Friday and Saturday Night Project
  • Have your say
  • Newsletters
  • Leeds youth council
  • Creative networks
  • Dance
  • FAQs