We want everyone who visits the Preston Markets website to be able to find, read and understand our content.
We aim to make our content meet the accessibility standards of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.1 at an AA standard and aim to go above and beyond the Public Sector Bodies Accessibility Regulations 2018.
View the website your way
Our Accessibility Statement explains how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities and user friendly for everyone.
The guidelines have three levels of accessibility (A, AA, and AAA). We aim to achieve AA standards on our websites.
Navigate by headings
You can use browser plugins or assistive technology such as screen readers to list the headings and sub-headings on the page.
Navigate by links
Users of assistive technology such as screen readers can get a list of all the links on a page and understand their purpose from the link text.
Navigate by keyboard
A keyboard focus is provided to allow a visual aid for keyboard users when navigating over interactive elements, such as links and form fields, on a web page using the tab key.
Navigation and reading order
The navigation order in which interactive elements receive keyboard focus (reading order for screen reader users) is logical and follows the visual flow of the page: left to right, top to bottom.
We have ensured that the design of our website is not an obstacle to its usability and readability, and that it will work on a variety of devices with different screen sizes.
We have used a colour palette on the website that ensures good contrast.
We have made every effort to ensure our website is easily readable using 'plain English' by removing jargon and using more simple language where possible.
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
How accessible is our website?
We are aware that some parts of our website are not fully accessible, these include:
- Online maps are not accessible
- Live video streams do not have captions
- The readability of some pages is above the recommended reading level.
What we are doing to improve accessibility
- Ongoing audit of the content - we use Monsido to monitor and improve our website. The software monitors content, accessibility, speed and legal compliance.
- We audit each web page to ensure it is written in plain English, heading and links are accessible, images have appropriate alt text, videos have captions or text transcript where necessary and page titles are descriptive.
What to do if you cannot access part of our website
If you need information on our website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille please email email@example.com.
Please make sure you provide the service area, document name and/or the web address (URL) of the page the content is on and a description of the format you need. For example; audio CD, braille, BSL or large print.
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We are always looking to improve the accessibility of our website.
If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements contact the web team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, please contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).
Links to other websites
To benefit our users we link to other websites, such as:
- news websites
- social media platforms
- official information sources
We are not responsible for the accessibility of these or any other websites that we do not manage.
We value your feedback
We value feedback from real website users and would love to hear from you and the experience you had with us.
We will continue to review and improve our website to provide the best possible level of customer service. If you would like to make a suggestion on improving our website, especially from an accessibility point of view, please contact the web team on email@example.com.
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has useful tips on contacting organisations about inaccessible websites.