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Accessibility Statement

This statement applies to content published on the domain. 

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 (

  • 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.


Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.2 AA standard.

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Identified issues we are working through:

  • Alt text should not be an image file name. WCAG 2.1 A F30
  • Decorative and spacer images must not use descriptive alt attributes WCAG 2.1 A F39
  • Document title must not be blank. WCAG 2.1 A F25
  • Duplicate id - the same ID is used on more than one element. WCAG 2.1 A 4.1.1
  • Each a element must contain text or an img with an alt attribute.  WCAG 2.1 A F89
  • Figures and images in PDF documents should have non-blank ALT text, except for decorative images which should be marked as artifacts. WCAG 2.1 A F65
  • Headings should not be empty. WCAG 2.1 A 1.3.1
  • HTML form control has no accessible name. WCAG 2.1 A F68
  • Identify row and column headers in data tables using the elements, and mark layout tables with role=presentation. WCAG 2.1 A F91.
  • img elements must have an accessible name.  WCAG 2.1 A F65
  • Link uses general text like 'Click Here' with no surrounding text explaining link purpose. WCAG 2.1 A F63
  • No space between attributes. WCAG 2.1 A 4.1.1
  • PDFs must be tagged to be accessible by screen readers. WCAG 2.1 A 1.3.1
  • Quote ' in attribute name. Probable cause: Matching quote missing somewhere earlier. WCAG 2.1 A 4.1.1
  • Quote " in attribute name. Probable cause: Matching quote missing somewhere earlier. WCAG 2.1 A 4.1.1
  • Several links on a page share the same link text and surrounding context, but go to different destinations. WCAG 2.1 A F63
  • The visual label must appear in the accessible name of links and controls. WCAG 2.1 A F96
  • This image has been updated without updating the alt attribute on the page. WCAG 2.1 A F20
  • Use semantic markup like strong instead of using the CSS font-weight property. WCAG 2.1 A F2
  • Use the lang attribute to identify the language of the page.  WCAG 2.1 A 3.1.1
  • Word document contains a graphic without Alt Text. WCAG 2.1 A 1.1.1
  • Word document contains a non-inline graphic or object. WCAG 2.1 A 1.3.2
  • Ensure that text and background colours have enough contrast. WCAG 2.1 AA 1.4.3
  • The CSS outline or border style on this element makes it difficult or impossible to see the dotted link focus outline. WCAG 2.1 AA F78

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 ( 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. 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.

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).

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.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 30 November 2020 has been updated on:

  • 25th May 2021.
  • 14th August 2022.
  • 5th June 2024