This statement applies to content published on the www.sport.wales domain. It does not apply to content on subdomains (for example, www.plasmenai.co.uk).
This website is run by the Sports Council for Wales (Sport Wales). 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:
- zoom in up to 300% without problems
- navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
- 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
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
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.
- Regularly review and update content.
- Established contract with external auditors for annual audits.
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.
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.2 AA standard.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
- Focus order (A) Forward tabbing locks focus at the end of the container.
- Superfluous map content (A) Not fixed, no skip link has been added and interactive elements inside the map receive keyboard focus.
These issues were identified through an audit by Test Partners. More information can be found in the reports below. We are working to resolve these issues.
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
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. We have attempted to audit and fix, or remove, all inaccessible PDFs from this website.
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.
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
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.
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).
How we tested this website.
We have used the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard to test this website.
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.
Starting in early 2022, we have partnered with Test Partners Limited who produce annual reports on our compliance with the WCAG 2.1 AA standard and any accessibility concerns. Their first report was completed on 25th February 2022.
Other reports produced on this website:
- Test carried out by the Digital Accessibility Centre on 2nd February 2021.
- Retest carried out on the Digital Accessibility Centre report on 14th April 2021.
- Test carried out by the Government Digital Service on 2nd July 2020.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 30 November 2020 has been updated on:
- 25th May 2021.
- 14th August 2022.