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Accessibility statement for Shropshire Museums website

This accessibility statement applies to the content within

The website is run by Shropshire Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. 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)

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 this website is

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

  • The play/pause button for our feature videos is not fully accessible to screen reader software and lacks a clear visible focus style
  • Some sections of the site may be difficult to navigate using just a keyboard, owing to some missing or unclear focus styles
  • Some sections of the site may be difficult to read for those with visual impairments

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format, please contact the relevant museum using the following contact details.

We’ll consider your request and get back to you as soon as possible.

If you cannot view the map on our ‘Getting here’ pages, please call or email the museum for directions.

Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

Shropshire Museums’ Collection Centre

Much Wenlock Museum

Shrewsbury Castle

Coleham Pumping Station

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 Shropshire Council’s Digital Services team [email protected].

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).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Shropshire Council 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 partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

The play/pause button on the feature videos found on some of our museum homepages does not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot identify what this button does. It is also lacking a clearly visible focus style, which may impact those using a keyboard to navigate. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content), 2.4.4 (link purpose in context), and 2.4.7 (focus visible).

This addition of a text alternative and appropriate focus style is being looked into by the supplier of this website.

Some sections of the site are missing focus styles in key parts of the page, though this is present on pages in other sections. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.7 (focus visible), and 3.2.4 (consistent identification).

The supplier of this website is working to apply a consistent focus style across all page templates.

Some pages are using colours that do not meet colour contrast requirements, which could impact those with visual impairments or colour blindness. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3 (contrast). These are being revised as part on ongoing reviews of page content.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on Friday 31 July 2020.

This website was last tested on 30 July 2020. The test was carried out by an internal team at Shropshire Council.

A mixture of evaluation tools (WAVE web accessibility evaluation tool, colour contrast checkers and in-built browser developer tools) and manual tests were carried out on each page that was ready to go live at the time of the test.

Key commands for datepicker

While the datepicker is open, the following key commands are available:

  • PAGE UP: Move to the previous month.
  • PAGE DOWN: Move to the next month.
  • CTRL + PAGE UP: Move to the previous year.
  • CTRL + PAGE DOWN: Move to the next year.
  • CTRL + HOME: Open the datepicker if closed.
  • CTRL/COMMAND + HOME: Move to the current month.
  • CTRL/COMMAND + LEFT: Move to the previous day.
  • CTRL/COMMAND + RIGHT: Move to the next day.
  • CTRL/COMMAND + UP: Move to the previous week.
  • CTRL/COMMAND + DOWN: Move the next week.
  • ENTER: Select the focused date.
  • CTRL/COMMAND + END: Close the datepicker and erase the date.
  • ESCAPE: Close the datepicker without selection.

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