Our accessibility roadmap shows how we plan to improve accessibility on www.fife.gov.uk
This work will be undertaken over the next 12 months.
Some of the issues that we are currently working on
External audit of website and ongoing improvement
Decision to be made on which external company to use and initial audit undertaken.
Details of testing and software used to be added to our Accessibility Statement.
Accessibility of the website to be monitored on an ongoing basis and areas for improvement scheduled into online services team workload.
Some images do not have alternative text explanations
Content management system to be interrogated to establish if it can be made mandatory to add alt text/captions when adding images.
A review is ongoing and gaps addressed as required. Process will be accelerated once external tool in place July onwards.
Maps, Council Tax Payment Form, Planning simple search
Additional areas have been highlighted through internal audit and need looked at.
We will work with our external suppliers to ensure accessibility compliance as far as possible.
All Fife Council associated sites have now been brought into our content management system.
Audit of the new sites to be conducted with the new external tool to ensure accessibility compliance.
Inaccessible PDFs and other documents
PDF’s and publications on the site will be reviewed and removed or made accessible as required, as part of the programme of content improvement work planned for 2021.
Spot checks to be carried out on Committee papers throughout the year.
The following issues have now been resolved.
WCAG issues identified by the Government Digital Service in June 2020
All issues have been addressed and improvements are now live.
This involved some internal work and external work with our website provider.
Examples of the improvements were to coding and scaling of text-based controls.
Fixes put in place should address the issues identified on the pages identified and also across the whole site.
Internal accessibility testing of the website
Internal testing is now taking place using JAWS.
Regular use of Codesniffer has been implemented and issues identified will be addressed as required.
Our existing Accessibility Statement has been reviewed and was published on the website.
16th September 2020
Accessibility Statements on all mini-sites and the Health and Social Care Partnership website
A subpage of the Fife Council Accessibility Statement has been created so a statement is now available on all mini-sites and the Health and Social Care Partnership website.
Cookie issue picked up by JAWS
The issue picked up has been resolved.
Additional changes to JAWS reader accessibility were applied.
22nd October 2020
The EFS 8.1 upgrade patch has now been applied to our EFS system.
This should hopefully prevent forms with blank user groups appearing on our system now.
This update also includes a number of changes to help accessible users navigate our forms, such as improvements to the form controls.
Some elements did not have sufficient colour contrast
We added styles to our theme to address this.
This related to content from our old site Fife Direct, which was decommissioned early in 2021.
Some pages still linked to our old website Fife Direct
The style sheet issues were fixed.
Our old site Fife Direct was decommissioned early in 2021.
Captions on videos
A review was carried out and gaps addressed.
This will be monitored on an ongoing basis.
Videos that go up from YouTube must have captions.
Limited control over third party videos.
Issues with the accessibility of the Employee Information section of the site were resolved when the content was moved to an internal system.
|Some of our PDF and MS Word documents do not meet accessibility standards||Work done with Democratic Services to review Committee paper template to ensure reports are accessible going forward. |
A reduced number of editors will ensure that we work to reduce the number of PDF’s on our site and that those that are added going forward, are accessible.
Training on making Word documents accessible has been made available for staff.