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This accessibility statement applies to Birmingham2022.com.

Birmingham 2022 is an inclusive and accessible event, featuring the largest integrated Commonwealth Games Para-Sport program in history.

Consideration is being made for people with accessibility requirements, ensuring a safe, independent and dignified experience for athletes, spectators, media and all people involved with the Games.

You can read our full Accessibility and Inclusion Commitment here.

Website Accessibility Statement

This website is run by Birmingham Organising Committee for the 2022 Commonwealth Games Ltd. 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 text will not reflow in a single column when you change the size of the browser window
  • You cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
  • Most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
What to do if you cannot 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:

We’ll get back to all requests within 14 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: [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).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

If you need to you can contact us by phone on 0121 303 5422. Unfortunately, because of the current Covid-19 restrictions in place, it is not possible to visit our offices at this time.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Birmingham Organising Committee for the 2022 Commonwealth Games Ltd 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 regulations

We plan to add text alternatives for all new images by January 2021. When we publish new content, we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

Disproportionate burden

Navigation and accessing information

It’s not always possible to change the device orientation from horizontal to vertical without making it more difficult to view the content. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.4 (orientation).

When the pages reflow, the background colour disappears or is cut off. This leaves the white writing on a white background which cannot be read. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3. This will be solved as part of a website redesign in January 2021.

It’s not possible for users to change text size without some of the content overlapping. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.4 (resize text). This will be resolved by the implementation of an accessibility tool before the end of January 2021.

When the webpages are zoomed in to 200% or higher, the logo, countdown and menu bar do not reflow which blocks content and functionality. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.10 (reflow). This will be solved as part of a website redesign in January 2021.

It is not possible to completely tab through the navigation menu. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.1.1 (keyboard). This will be solved as part of a website redesign in January 2021 where a static navigation and mega navigation will be included on the site.

Interactive tools and transactions

Some of our interactive forms are difficult to navigate using a keyboard. For example, triggering the ‘register your interest’ form could be difficult to open from the homepage.

We’ve assessed the cost of fixing the issues with navigation and accessing information, and with interactive tools and transactions. We believe that doing so now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

PDFs and other documents

  • Many of our older PDFs and Word documents do not meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role, value).
  • 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. By February 2021, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.
  • 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.
How we tested this website

This website was last tested on 19th September 2019. The test was carried out by Salad Creative Ltd.

This test was carried out by using several industry standard tools, including:

We tested:

Our main website platform, available at: https://www.birmingham2022.com/

This statement was prepared on 05/12/2019. It was last updated on 05/12/2019.

 

Our site is due to be tested by an external auditor before the end of March 2021.

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