ACCESSIBILITY

This statement applies to content published on https://fostering.islington.gov.uk/

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: 

  • change colourscontrast levels and fonts  
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen 
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader  

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 this website is 

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

  • you can’t navigate the site easily using just a keyboard  
  • you cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader 

We plan to fix these issues by 31 January 2021. 

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: 

  • make a request from fostering@islington.gov.uk 
  • call 020 7527 7933 to talk to a team member about your needs 
  • if you use British Sign Language you can contact Islington Council using our Sign Language Interpreting Services. 

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 

Our Elwood Street offices currently have limited access with no drop-in service available. Please contact the team if you wish to make an appointment to see one of the team and we can make the arrangements for your visit. 

You can contact the fostering recruitment team on 020 7527 7933 or by emailing fostering@islington.gov.uk  

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, due to the non-compliances listed below. 

Non-accessible content 

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations 

  • Some images do not have a suitable text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1. We aim to address this by 31 January 2021. 
  • Not all controls (links, buttons, and fields) change appearance when selected. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.7. We aim to address this by 31 January 2021. 
  • Pinch to zoom isn’t enabled. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.4. We aim to address this by 31 January 2021. 
  • Not all text has sufficient contrast. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3. We aim to address this by 31 January 2021.  
  • Not all links are distinguished by more than just color. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.1. We aim to address this by 31 January 2021. 
  • Some adjacent links point to the same destination. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1. We aim to address this by 31 January 2021. 
  • Not all navigation is marked as lists. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1. We aim to address this by 31 January 2021. 
  • Not all links can be used by screen readers. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2. We aim to address this by 31 January 2021. 
  • Not all text has a very high contrast. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.6. We aim to address this by 31 January 2021. 

Preparation of this accessibility statement 

This statement was prepared on 30 October 2020. 

This website was last tested on 19 October 2020. The test was carried out by Islington Council using a combination of manual and automated testing.