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Accessibility Statement for Estuary Housing Association

This accessibility statement applies to estuary.co.uk

This website is run by Estuary Housing Association.

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.

Maintaining an accessible website is an ongoing process and we are continually working to offer a user friendly experience. If you have any problems using this website please contact us by email or telephone on 0300 304 5000.

How Accessible This Website Is:

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

  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • some of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard

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:

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

If you cannot view the map via Google Maps in the Find Us section on our Contact Us page, please call on 0300 304 5000 or email for directions.

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: webmaster@estuary.co.uk or phone 0300 304 5000, option 2.

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

Estuary Housing Association 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 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

  • Some areas of content are due to be reviewed for the value to the site. These areas will be reviewed by 31st December 2020. Content with no value shall be removed and we’ll make sure any content to stay meets accessibility standards. When we publish new content, we'll make sure it meets accessibility standards.

Disproportionate Burden

Tenant Portal - My Estuary

We cannot guarantee My Estuary to be fully accessible at this time.

My Estuary was built and hosted through third party software and ‘skinned’ to look like our website.

We’ve assessed the cost of fixing the issues with navigation and accessing information, and with interactive tools and transactions. We believe that doing so now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations.

Our contract is up for renewal and we have secured a new provider, but due to the 2020 Coronavirus Global Pandemic, plans to implement the new system are on hold. We hope to have a new timescale by the end of 2020.

Preparation of this Accessibility Statement

This statement was prepared on 22/09/2020 and was reviewed and updated on 24/09/2020.

This website was last tested on 15th August 2020. The test was carried out by VerseOne Technologies and the test practitioner used a sample of random pages.

 

To assist with website accessibility we offer:

 

Browsealoud

Browsealoud is a free speech enabler download that enables you to listen to rather than read our website content. It can be useful for people who may:

  · have reading or literacy difficulties
  · not be fluent in English as it is not their first language
  · have Dyslexia
  · have mild visual impairment
  · just find it easier to listen, rather than read

All you need to do to install this free software is click on the Browsealoud button above and follow the simple step-by-step guide.

Navigation Assistance: Keyboard or Mouse?

If you have restricted mobility or wish to avoid repetitive strain injury, you may find it useful to use your keyboard instead of your mouse to navigate our website. By using Tab and Enter on your keyboard, it is possible to navigate and access all areas of our website. The Tab key allows you to move and browse amongst the menus and links displayed on each page, and pressing Enter will activate your request for a particular menu or link. The arrow keys on the keyboard will enable you to move up or down the page or from left to right.

Changing Text Size

Please click on the buttons at the top of the page to enlarge or reduce the text size. There are four text sizes available, choose your desired size and this will automatically change the size of wording in our website.

Useful Tips for Accessing Information

Throughout our website we use PDF (Portable Document Format) documents which are accessed by clicking on appropriate document links. To view a PDF, you may need to download Acrobat Reader for free, although most devices have the software preinstalled.