Measures to support accessibility

Sport Wales takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of the Sport Wales website (www.sport.wales):

  • Integrate accessibility into our procurement practices.
  • Provide accessibility training for our staff.
  • Implemented YouAccess, a tool to enable people with disabilities to tailor pages on Sport Wales to their needs.
  • Regularly review and update content.

We also try to ensure that:

  • All images in our sites contain appropriate alternate text.
  • Every interactive element of the website is reachable in different ways, including by keyboard navigation.
  • Interactive elements have changes of style when hovered with the mouse or focused by keyboard navigation.
  • All foreground and background colours are checked to ensure sufficient contrast, or given alternative text in the case of images.
  • Our content is written clearly, concisely, free of jargon and in plain English.
  • All pages use headings in a logical and ordinate way.
  • All ‘calls to action’ are easy to find.
  • Symbols (e.g. >) are used in context and for their semantic use.
  • All forms are navigable using a keyboard, have submit buttons and appropriate response in case of success or failure.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Sport Wales is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Users with disabilities may also use YouAccess to tailor the page to their needs. YouAccess Menu is reachable clicking on the icon situated on the top right of the viewport, or by keyboard tabbing through the page to the last element of the page.

YouAccess menu is easy to navigate by mouse or by keyboard using the arrows and enter key.

Specifically, with YouAccess users can:

  • Scale the font size up to 200%
  • Change the colour of the text and background, in order to achieve a more efficient contrast ratio.
  • Change the font used through the page, in order to achieve a better legibility. A font specifically designed against some common symptoms of dyslexia is also available.
  • Change colour, aspect and interaction of all links through the page, to ensure they are easy to spot
  • Change the page to a high contrast mode, a greyscale mode or an inverted colours mode.
  • Use the link finder to locate every link on the page through a simple select field
  • Use the dictionary to find the meaning of a term (English only).

YouAccess will remember your settings and it will apply them automatically for all the page of the website every time you visit them. Every data and settings are saved only on the memory of your browser and in no other places.  User can click or press enter on “Reset All” to restore the website to its original style.

All the functionality and practices listed above are implemented both for the English and for Welsh version of this website, in their respective languages.

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

  • Images on some pages do not always have suitable image descriptions. Users of assistive technologies may not have access to information conveyed in images. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (Non-text Content).
  • Many documents are in less accessible formats, for example PDF. Non-HTML documents published on or after 23 September 2018 must have an accessible format.

Disproportionate burden

We believe that fixing the accessibility problems with some content would be disproportionate because the relevant platform will be retired soon.

Recruitment pages (https://recruitment.sportwales.org.uk/Vacancy.aspx). These are legacy pages and a project to update and provide a fit-for-purpose system is being worked through.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

Live Video

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

PDFs and other documents

Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, and forms published as Word documents. By April 2021, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.

Third-party products and websites

Some parts of our website may require the use of third-party software. Our website may also contain hyperlinks to external third-party websites, for your convenience. We have no control over the content published on third-party websites or their products. Please refer to the provider’s website for support information.

Fixing of Issues

We are urgently working through improvements to accessibility. We will update the statement when issues are fixed or when we expect them to be fixed.

We are also making continued improvements to sub-domains and third-party sites as much as possible. More details on this can be provided using the contact details below.

Feedback

We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of the Sport Wales Website. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on the Sport Wales Website or you require content in a different format:

Phone: 02920 338359

E-mail: communications@sport.wales

Postal address: Communications and Digital, Sport Wales, Sport Wales National Centre, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, CF11 9SW

We try to respond to feedback within 5 business days.

How we tested this website

We have used the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard to test this website.

The pages were tested using aXe and cross-referenced against the Government Service Design Toolkit.

Sport Wales's digital team is committed to making sure our online services are accessible to all users and comply with level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines – WCAG 2.1, in line with The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

In order to help us achieve and maintain our objective we have commissioned The Digital Accessibility Centre (DAC) to carry out WCAG 2.1 AA level technical compliance audits, that will also include extensive testing by users with a wide range of disabilities.

The audit is scheduled as follows:

Sport Wales: https://www.sport.wales                                       

Date of Audit 1st February 2021

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 30 November 2020. 

This website was last tested on 2 July 2020. The test was carried out by the Government Digital Service. You can find a copy of the report here.