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Accessibility statement for Green BELLE website

This website is run by Leicester City 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 speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

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 aren’t fully accessible:

  • Some WAI-ARIA landmarks and attributes are incorrect – this could cause some elements to be read out incorrectly by Screenreaders.
  • Navigating using just a keyboard may be difficult using some older browsers.

What to do if you can’t access parts of this website

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

  • Use the contact form on the Contact us page
  • or phone 0116 454 2700

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

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page, contact Leicester City Council’s Web Management Team at

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

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.

The website is inaccessible because:

  • Some content is not included in WAI-ARIA landmarks and some WAI-ARIA landmarks are non-distinguishable. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1: Info and Relationships.
  • Some WAI-ARIA attributes are missing on error containers. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 3.3.1: Error Identification.
  • Some WAI-ARIA attributes are redundant. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2: Name, Role, Value.
  • Pre-chromium versions of Microsoft Edge and older browsers may not display focus on certain elements. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.7 Focus Visible. (Please note that this issue does not affect the latest version of Microsoft Edge.)

How we test this website

Leicester City Council’s Web Management Team perform internal testing and act upon user feedback when we receive it.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We will be working to make improvements to this website soon.

In order to fix the outlined issues we will be:

• updating the WAI-ARIA attributes and landmarks where necessary to meet all WCAG AA-standard success criteria.
• testing for problems with focus visibility in some browsers and working to resolve them.

This statement was prepared on 18/09/2020 by Leicester City Council’s Sustainability Service’s Green BELLE project team.
It was last updated on 05/10/2020.

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