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Accessibility Statement for archaeology.crossrail.co.uk

This accessibility statement applies to www.archaeology.crossrail.co.uk.

This website is run by Crossrail Limited (CRL). We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. Crossrail Limited is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

When the website was created it was designed to conform to level Double-A of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.  This site was built using best practice web standards such as XHTML for content, CSS for layout. The site was designed to display well in current, modern web browsers. The site will remain accessible in older browsers, though the user experience may not be as rich. This website was designed using web standards. We used valid HTML for content, CSS for presentation, with some unobtrusive JavaScript for behaviour.

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

 

How accessible the website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible: 

  • Most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • Most newer PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • Live video streams do not have captions

There are many multimedia elements across the site, some of which have alternative accessible versions. For example you can use a text-version of the Near You tool which tells you what work is happening near you.

 

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille, then please contact the Helpdesk:

  • Telephone: 0345 602 3813 (24 hours, 7 days a week)
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Write to: FREEPOST CROSSRAIL (no postage required)

We’ll consider your request and get back to you within 20 working days.

 

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact: Crossrail’s Digital Communications Manager via [email protected] or 0345 602 3813.

 

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).


Contacting us by phone

We provide information in large print, audio CD, Braille and Easy Read on request from the Helpdesk (see contact details above).


Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Crossrail Limited is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

 

Compliance status

This website is not compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. The non-compliances and exemptions are listed below.


Non-Accessible Content

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

 

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

 

Disproportionate Burden

 

Navigation and accessing information:

  • There’s no way to skip the repeated content in the page header (for example, a ‘skip to main content’ option).
  • It’s not always possible to change the device orientation from horizontal to vertical without making it more difficult to view the content.
  • It’s not possible for users to change text size without some of the content overlapping.
  • It’s not possible to have text-alternative’s or media-alternatives for the website.

Interactive tools and transactions:

  • Some of our interactive forms are difficult to navigate using a keyboard. For example, because some form controls are missing a ‘label’ tag.
  • Our forms are built and hosted through third party software and ‘skinned’ to look like our website. For example, because some form controls are missing a ‘label’ tag.

We’ve assessed the cost of fixing the issues with this website. We believe that doing so now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. We will make another assessment next year as part of our annual review of all websites as part of the Crossrail Project.


Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

PDFs and other documents

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. For example, we do not plan to fix: Industry Best Practice Guides, Good Practice Bulletins, Health & Safety Alerts and Health & Safety Briefings.

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish may meet accessibility standards.

Live video

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.


What we’re doing to improve accessibility

This website has been archived as part of the Crossrail Project and is no longer updated. It was last updated in 2018 and is no longer compliant to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1 – AA accessibility standard). Crossrail Limited has no future plans to improve accessibility on this website.


Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 23 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 02 October 2020.