Accessibility Statement

[Last updated on 15 May 2020]

Leeds City Council is committed to making our websites accessible. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website.

This means you should be able to:
• change line height, spacing between paragraphs and fonts
• zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
• navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
• 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.

Our accessibility issues

We know some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible, for example:
• some links on our website aren’t self-explanatory to screen reader users
• we might link to websites or software we do not own or manage and cannot guarantee their accessibility

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re working to improve the accessibility of our website, but if there’s anything which you’d like us to prioritise please email us and let us know: We’ll consider your request and get back to you in three working days.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission is responsible for enforcing the accessibility regulations for the council and other public sector bodies. If you’re not happy with our response, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

The below issues are what the site fails on WCAG2.1

Autocomplete attribute must be used correctly

Autocomplete on the signup form has an incorrect value. Screen reader users may not be able to navigate correctly because they’re not provided adequate details.

Google maps
Google maps is used as a studio tour on our studio overview page. We are aware of a few technical issues with google maps such as links, buttons and images with no text. These issues will affect blind and deafblind users. The functionality is supplementary to the page and is not the main focus of the page. Google maps is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations because it is neither funded, developed by, or under the control of Leeds City Council.

Elements must have sufficient colour contrast
Signup form placeholder text and input text do not meet sufficient colour contrast ratio of 4.5:1

Links must have discernible text
Some links across the site do not have discernible text. Most of these are content errors that we are actively working to resolve. The mobile menu button also has missing text.


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Weekends: Closed