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.
  • All videos in our website have subtitles.
  • Images who are functional to the content and meaning of the page have appropriate alternative text. Image and elements which have a purely decorative function are marked with appropriate tag to make easier to access and navigate through the website with a screen reader. 

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

User with disabilities may also use YouAccess to tailor the page to their needs. YouAccess Menu is reachable clicking on the icon situated on the bottom left 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 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.

External Web Resources and Sub-Domains

There may be occasions when we re-direct to a sub-domain or third-party provider that is not part of the sport.wales website. This might be because of historical business systems, or the need to provide additional information to our users and customers.

We do our best to ensure that any sub-domains or third-party providers are full accessible, and we attempt to make improvements whenever this is not being reached.

We will update this statement with more information. 

Conformance status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. The Sport Wales Website is conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA and partially conformant with the level AAA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard.

However, we are 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.