This accessibility statement applies to www.bedspensionfund.org
This website is run by Bedfordshire Pension Fund. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
- navigate the website using just a keyboard and a screen reader
- zoom in to scale content up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
- easily differentiate links from the main text
- easily read the text on the screen
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:
- A number of documents are in PDF format and are not fully accessible
- Some website links are displayed outside their area / container, when text is zoomed to 200%
- Some tables do not have data cells that are clearly associated with the appropriate 'Headers'
- The amount of screen space available to users is significantly restricted, when the browser zoom is used to scale content to 400%
- The search area has a background and foreground colour contrast ratio that is less that the minimum required for full compliance.
- Keyboard focus is not always evident on all elements featured on the homepage content slider.
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:
Call: 01234 276912
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 10 working 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 Bedfordshire Pension Fund using the details above.
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
Bedfordshire Pension Fund 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:
Non-accessible content: the content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulation:
- Some links are displayed outside their area when text is zoomed to 200% (WCAG AA 1.4.4)
- Some tables do not have data cells that are clearly associated with the appropriate 'Headers' (WCAG A 1.3.2)
- The amount of screen space available to users is significantly reduced when the browser zoom is used to scale content to 400% (WCAG AA 1.4.10)
- The search area has a background and foreground colour contrast ratio that is less that the minimum required (WCAG AA 1.4.11)
- Keyboard focus is not always visible on all elements featured on the homepage content slider (WCAG A 2.1.2)
- Documents published on the site in PDF format are not fully accessible. These documents fail on the following success criteria:
- Ensure PDFs are machine-readable WCAG A 1.1.1
- Specify headings for every PDF WCAG A 1.3.1
- Fix untagged PDFs WCAG A 1.3.1
- Ensure PDFs specify a default language WCAG A 3.1.1
- Define a title for all PDFs WCAG A 2.4.2
- Ensure PDF headings follow a logical order WCAG A 1.3.1
- Improve weak PDF titles WCAG A 2.4.2
- Ensure long PDFs use bookmarks to aid navigation WCAG AA 2.4.5
We aim to resolve the above accessibility issues by September 2021.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
PDFs and other documents
Some of our PDFs and Word 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 Word documents.
The accessibility regulations do not 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.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 16 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 16 September 2020.
An accessibility audit was carried out between 1 May 2020 and 22 June 2020. The audit does not cover any changes that have been made after that period. The audit was carried out by Bedford Borough Council, the administering authority for Bedfordshire Pension Fund.
Accessibility audits rely on automated accessibility testing tools to detect conformance issues. The primary ‘tool of choice’ used on this audit was SiteImprove.
The automated accessibility testing tools have been augmented by manual evaluation by the Bedford Borough Council’s web team. Manual testing practices were also used in cases where the testing of accessibility success criteria could not be automated.