This website is run by Young Lives, a research project based at the Department of International Development, University of Oxford.
How accessible is this website?
We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website and are currently in the process of updating it to comply with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard (WCAG).
In November 2020 Olamalu conducted an audit of the site. The audit checked the homepage, a basic page, a webform, and other important page types (featuring images, video, audio and dynamic content) as well as navigation pages including the site map and search. Following this audit, Young Lives is working with Olamalu on the issues that were highlighted to ensure all content is compliant. We aim to complete this work as part of a wider update to the Young Lives website by Autumn 2021.
Over the coming months the following changes will be actioned so our website can meet its Accountability requirements:
- The colour scheme will be updated to replace any that have failed during our audit.
- Alt text will be added to images and logos across the website.
- Users will be able to pause the banner on the homepage.
- The website’s hover will be updated so it is responsive to the keyboard as well as the mouse and works for each item on a page.
- During a more extensive review of the website, the site will be updated to valid HTML in all areas.
- The mobile menu will be updated to be accessible.
What to do if you cannot access parts of this website
If you need information on this website in a different format (such as large print), please contact our Communications Manager, Julia Tilford via email: firstname.lastname@example.org . We’ll consider your request and get back to you as soon as we can.
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability. In addition, major operating systems produce the following guidance:
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We have a plan to improve the accessibility of this website (detailed above). If you find any problems whilst this work is underway, please contact Julia Tilford, Young Lives Communications Manager via the email address listed on this page.
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).
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Young Lives is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This website is not compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1AA standard.
When the results of the planned audit are known, we will publish the list of non-accessible content. We anticipate that this will include but not be limited to:
Issues with documents, including Word files and PDFs (published after 23rd September 2018); issues with video and audio; issues with operability and issues with text (reflow, line height, spacing). Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards;
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
We want our website to offer the best experience possible for all of our users. In addition to fixing known issues, we continue to work on website content and structure. We are working with Olamalu to carry out a comprehensive review and update of the website over the next 6 months.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 22 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 22 September 2020.