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This statement applies to content published on the LIFT Futures site.

Home page: liftfutures.london

This website is run by Islington Council. It is designed to be used by as many people as possible. The text should be clear and simple to understand. You should be able to:

  • Zoom in up to 200% with the large majority of the content not spilling off the screen.
  • View the website on a device with 320px width with the large majority of the content not spilling off the screen
  • Navigate all of the website using just a keyboard.
  • Listen to the content of the site using screen reading software, including JAWS and NVDA.C
  • Clearly see the text against the background colours.
  • Activate most of the controls by voice alone.
  • 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 is this website

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

  • The keyboard focus is not always visible on the ‘Get involved’ submenu button.
  • The keyboard focus is not always discernible on the navigation menu, because it is the same as the current page indicator.
  • The contrast between the focus indicator and the skip to main content button is insufficient.
  • The employment support list appears visually as one list of three items, but is programmatically three lists of one item.
  • Quotes are not programmatically determined as quotes <blockquote>.
  • The state (open or closed) of the ‘Get involved’ sub menu and the hamburger navigation menu cannot be determined by screen reading software.
  • The visible label of the hamburger navigation menu is not the same as the accessible label.
  • The menu span, used to provide a visual label for the hamburger navigation menu, is not programmatically associated with the menu button or programmatically defined as a button.
  • ‘Legal information’ link obscured on zoom of 200% and on small screens.
  • LIFT futures email address obscured on small screens.
  • Video frames are not titled.
  • There is only one way to navigate to the majority of the pages on the site.
  • There are two banner landmarks. The second banner landmark is nested in the main region.
  • The focus indicator would be clearer if it was a little thicker.
  • The captions in the video were difficult to read because of the size of the captions and the videos cannot be played full screen.
  • The ‘Get involved’ sub menu indicator chevron behaves differently for mouse users and keyboard only users. 

 How to request content in a different format

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 10 working 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 us.

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).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

We provide a text relay service for people who are D/deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment.

Islington Council’s Customer Centre and the Town Hall have audio induction loops, or if you contact us before your visit, we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.

Find out how to contact us.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Islington Council 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.

Non-accessible content

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

  • Non Text Contrast 1.4.11: The contrast between the focus indicator and the ‘Skip to Content’ link background is insufficient.
  • Focus Visible 2.4.7: Keyboard focus is not always visible on the ‘Get involved’ navigation sub menu.The keyboard focus can be hidden on the main navigation menu as it uses the same styling as the current page indicator.
  • Info and Relationships 1.3.1: There are a number of issues with this success criteria:
    • List on the ‘Employment support’ page not properly marked up
    • Quotes on the ‘Our work’ page not programmatically designated as quotes.
    • The menu span on the hamburger navigation menu is not programmatically associated with the neighbouring button.
    • Current page indicator not programmatically determined.
  • Name Role Value 4.1.2: The state (collapsed or expanded) of the ‘Get involved’ navigation sub menu and the hamburger navigation menu is not accessible to screen reader users.
  • Label in Name 2.5.3: The visible label on the hamburger navigation menu is different to the accessible label.
  • Resize Text 1.4.4:The link ‘Legal information’ is obscured on 200% zoom.
  • Reflow 1.4.10: The link ‘Legal information’ is obscured on at 320px width screen as is the email address ‘lift.futures@islington.gov.uk’ on the ‘Get involved’ page.
  • Non Text Content 1.1.1: Video frames are missing titles.
  • Parsing 4.1.1: On the home page there is a repeated attribute and an unclosed div.

Resolution of Accessibility Issues

Islington council aims to resolve the following accessibility issues by the 14th of May 2021.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on the 23rd of March 2021. 

This website was last tested on 22nd March 2021. The test was carried out by Islington Council using a combination of manual and automated testing.