Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to the following Old Aberdeen Community Council websites:

  • Oldaberdeen.org.uk
  • Visit.oldaberdeen.org.uk

These websites are run by the Old Aberdeen Community Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use these websites. For example, you should be able to:

  • zoom in up to 200% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate the website using just a keyboard
  • resize text and adjust line, letter and word spacing
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader.

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:
Some of our older PDF documents are not accessible to screen reader software and provide no information on the structure of the document for assistive technologies. Specifically, the newsletters and minutes of meeting earlier than 2008 cannot be accessed by assistive technologies as they are scanned copies of the original documents.

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 webadmin@oldaberdeen.org.uk and we will consider your request and get back to you in 10 working days and advise how we can assist.

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, please contact webadmin@oldaberdeen.org.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 you can contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Contacting us by phone

We do not have facilities for assisted communication and suggest email in case of any difficulties.

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below are non-accessible for the following reasons.
Older newsletters and minutes of meetings, stored as PDF documents, will not be readable with assistive technology. As this refers to documents that are over 12 years old, we do not propose to resolve this issue.
A PDF map of the community council area will not be readable with assistive technology. The map is property of Aberdeen City Council.
Our annual accounts are photocopies of singed originals and therefore will not be readable with assistive technology.
In general, PDF documents will not provide adequate information about the page structure or the role of components, which may make access with a screen reader difficult.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

  • Where possible, moving away from PDF documents to web pages.
  • Reviewing accessibility review tools to find areas of non-compliance.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 11 April 2021.
This website was last tested on 31 March 2021. We carried out the test for content on the domains oldaberdeen.org.uk and visit.oldaberdeen.org.uk as follows:
We directed the Webaim Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool (https://wave.webaim.org) to analyse each of the websites in turn and where practicable, improved the site text and structure to address the issues that were flagged up.