This website is run by Kirklees Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
We’ve also made the website wording as simple as possible to understand. AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
We know some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible:
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) .
Kirklees Council 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 partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.
Some of our PDF and RTF 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 RTF documents. We are creating a register of PDF and RTF documents which are essential for service delivery and will work through these to create web pages and online forms where appropriate. This work will be completed by 23 September 2020.
Some of our forms don’t have descriptive labels for form fields. Some of our map-based services don’t have an accessible alternative.
Some annually-updated PDF documents published on the site are a disproportionate burden to make accessible. These include school admissions, council tax and benefits documents. These will be made accessible upon publication of the 2020 version of the document. Licensing documents and documents related to planning applications fail on many criteria.
Many of our older PDFs and Word documents don’t meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not have been created so they’re accessible to a screen reader.
We understand that the regulations don’t require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
This website was last tested on 14 November 2022. The test was carried out by Kirklees Council. We used this approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test: