We want everyone who visits our website to be able to access the full range of services available, regardless of their skill or technology.
This accessibility statement applies to http://www.durhamrecordoffice.org.uk and linked sub domains of durham.gov.uk that are classed as part of that site.
This website is run by Durham County Council.
How accessible the site is
We know some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible.
There are known issues with the:
- HTML: the underlying code used to create the website
- content: this includes web page content or documents
Feedback and contact information
If you have any accessibility problems or feedback, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need to contact us about any other issues, please use our contact us page.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the accessibility regulations. If you’re not happy with how we respond, please contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Durham County Council is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
Under the Equality Act 2010 we must ensure we do not unlawfully discriminate in our service delivery and make reasonable adjustments for people with disabilities where necessary. We are constantly working to improve the accessibility and usability of our site.
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.
Non compliance with the accessibility regulations
Information about which areas of the site fail.
- documents: some documents have missing headings, failing success criterion 1.3.1
- documents: some documents have no title, failing success criterion 2.4.2
- links: there are empty links that screen readers can not read, failing success criterion 4.1.2
- legends: some fieldsets are missing legends, failing success criterion 1.3.1
- language: the page language is not specified on every page, failing success criterion 3.1.1
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
- maps unless they provide core information
Preparation of this statement
This statement was initially prepared in July 2020 and revised for the new site in August 2022. It was last reviewed on 9 August 2022.
We re-assess the code, design and content of a website, application or system for accessibility whenever it undergoes a major modification. We do this internally using a combination of automated and manual checking.
Main site page content is manually checked every time it is updated.