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Accessibility Statement

The Brookfield School
We want everyone who visits The Brookfield School website to feel welcome and find the experience rewarding. To help us make the School website a positive place for everyone, we have been using the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities, and user friendly for everyone.

The School Spider website is a content managed site and is managed by The Brookfield School.  We have done our best to ensure as many people as possible are able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • Zoom without the text spilling off the screen on Chrome and Firefox
  • Change colours, contrast levels and fonts – To actively be able to do this on the website, users would have an accessibility plugin on their browser.
  • Hide movements on web pages - To actively be able to do this on the website, users would have an accessibility plugin on their browser.
  • Change all fonts to a readable font. This can sometimes assist with text to speech reading applications. To actively do this on the website, users would have an accessibility plugin on their browser.
  • Listen to most of the website using a screen reader - The website is coded with accessibility in mind with clearly defined sections.
  • Navigate most of the website using just a keyboard or with accessibility plugin on their browser.
  • Navigate most of the website using speech recognition software using an accessibility on their browser.

We have 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 this website is?

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

  • You cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
  • Most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • Canteen Menu. This is currently in an image only format, which is not fully accessible.
  • Some other images do not contain alternative descriptions.

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website
If you need information on this website in a different format such as an accessible PDF, large print, easy read or audio recording:

  • Send a message to our school office by completing online form or email wroberts@brookfield.hereford.sch.uk and we will work to resolve the problem as soon as possible.
  • Call 01432 265153 and speak to Mrs Wendy Roberts, Office Manager.
  • Write to us at: The Brookfield School, Grandstand Road, Hereford HR4 9NG

If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, call or email us for directions.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, contact us:

  • Send a message to our school office by completing the online form or by emailing Wendy Roberts, Office Manager on wroberts@brookfield.hereford.sch.uk
  • Call 01432 265153 and speak to Mrs Wendy Roberts.

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 are not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility
The Brookfield School 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.

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).

We plan to add text alternatives for all images by September 2020. When we publish new content, we will make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

Navigation and accessing information
There is no way to skip the repeated content in the page header (for example, a ‘skip to main content’ option). This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.1 (bypass blocks).

It’s not always possible to change the device orientation from horizontal to vertical without making it more difficult to view the content. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.4 (orientation).

It is not possible for users to change text size without some of the content overlapping. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.4 (resize text).

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. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (information and relationships).

We’ve assessed the cost of fixing the issues with navigation and accessing information, and with interactive tools and transactions. We believe that doing so now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. We will make another assessment when the supplier contract is up for renewal, likely to be in 12 months.

How we tested this website
19th June 2020 - Website tested for accessibility by School Spider.

This statement was published on 1st July 2020

What we are doing to improve accessibility
Brookfield School is working closely with School Spider to ensure that the website is complainant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 1st July 2020.

Date to be reviewed:1st July 2021.

Message from Alex Ellis, Founder of School Spider Website

The Brookfield School's website is designed by School Spider we code the website in a way that makes it accessible to users through their web browser. Users can make changes to zoom in or out and are able to view all information on a mobile phone in English and different languages. All of the images used have alt text on and should be accessible easily by screen readers for the visually impaired as each section is clearly defined.

Click here to complete our online form.

The Brookfield School

Grandstand Road, Hereford HR4 9NG

Michelle Parkes, Headteacher

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