This accessibility statement applies to www.shetland.gov.uk.
This website is run by Shetland Islands Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
- zoom in up to 200% without the text spilling off the screen
- navigate the website using just a keyboard
- resize text and adjust line, letter and word spacing
- listen to most of the website using a screen reader.
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
How accessible this website is
We have listed areas of the site that we know are not fully accessible:
- Our videos videos do not have accurate captions or text transcripts.
- Some PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software and provide no information on the structure of the document for assistive technologies. For example, the bin calendars cannot be accessed by assistive technologies.
Feedback and contact information
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille email email@example.com
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 14 days.
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website.
If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Shetland Islands Council 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 partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
We plan to fix these issues as soon as possible.
Roads weather station information is displayed in tables with no headers. This fails success criterion 1.3.1 info and relationships.
Our page feedback widget does not identify fields programatically, This fails success criterion 1.3.5 identify input purpose.
Hyperlinks in odd rows in table do not have required contrast. This fails success criterion 1.4.3 contrast.
Some PDF documents do not provide information on the structure or the roles of components to help you navigate, such as headings. This fails success criterion 1.3.1 info and relationships.
The reading order of some PDF documents is not correct, making it difficult to access these using a screen reader. This fails success criterion 1.3.2 meaningful sequence.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
PDFs and other documents
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.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 10 January 2021. It was last reviewed on 05 April 2021. This website was last tested on 03 April 2021. The test was carried out by Silktide.