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Accessibility statement for Essex Apprenticeship Levy Transfer Service website

This accessibility statement applies to the Essex Apprenticeship Levy Transfer Service website located at www.ealts.co.uk

This website is run by Essex County 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 do not know how accessible the website is currently as we have not yet been able to test the website due to limited resource for testing against accessibility compliance.

However, we are aware of the need for compliance and we plan to test the website by 31 January 2021. We plan to make all content accessible by 1 June 2021.

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:

  • Email levytransfers@essex.gov.uk

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 20 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: The Essex Apprenticeship Levy Transfer Service team via email at levytransfers@essex.gov.uk

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

Essex County 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

We do not know the level of compliance the website has with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, as we have not yet been able to test the website against this due to limited resource for testing against accessibility compliance..

However, we are aware of the need for compliance and we plan to test the website by 31 January 2021. We plan to make all content accessible by 1 June 2021.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations - live video

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