Accessibility Statement

This statement applies to www.nlb.org.uk

This website is run by the Northern Lighthouse Board.

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. We are always working to make our website as accessible and usable as possible.

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).

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • We are aware our pdfs and word documents are not fully accessible and we are working to replace them. 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. We will aim to fix the current ones by 31 December 2021. In the meantime, please contact us using the details below to ask for alternative formats
  • The Twitter feed on our homepage is difficult to navigate using just a keyboard and screen reader software. This is an embedded third-party app, which we do not pay for, develop or control. You can visit @nlb_uk on Twitter to read our tweets
  • Where we include video some of our older videos may not feature captions
  • Many of our videos are embedded from YouTube and may feature labelling from YouTube itself, which is incorrect or not sufficiently descriptive
  • We use Google maps to show the location of our lighthouses. This is an embedded third-party app, which we do not develop or control. There is a limit to how far you can magnify the embedded Google Maps on our website. The code for this map is supplied by Google and we are unable to make amendments to it
  • We have also tried to make the website text easy to understand. We know some of the text within the descriptions of ‘Our Lighthouses‘ isn’t easy to understand and we will improve this text when we have the staff resource.

 

If you need information on this website in a different format, please contact us:

  • Email enquiries@nlb.org.uk
  • Call 0131 473 3100
  • Write to:
    Northern Lighthouse Board
    84 George Street
    Edinburgh
    EH2 3DA

We will consider your request and aim to reply within 20 working days.

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website.

If you find any problems that are not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting the requirements of the accessibility regulations, contact the Communications Officer:

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).

The Northern Lighthouse Board is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons:

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

  •  We are aware our pdfs and word documents are not fully accessible and we are working to replace them. Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards. We will aim to fix the current ones by 31 December 2021.

Content that is not within the scope of the applicable legislation

Some of our content is exempt from the accessibility regulations:

  • Pre-recorded audio and video published before 23 September 2020
  • Heritage collections
  • PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018
  • The Twitter feed on our homepage is difficult to navigate using just a keyboard and screen reader software. This is an embedded third-party app, which we do not pay for, develop or control. You can visit @nlb_uk on Twitter to read our tweets
  • Where we include video some of our older videos may not feature captions. Many of our videos are embedded from YouTube and may feature labelling from YouTube itself, which is incorrect or not sufficiently descriptive
  • We use Google maps to show the location of our lighthouses. This is an embedded third-party app, which we do not develop or control. There is a limit to how far you can magnify the embedded Google Maps on our website. The code for this map is supplied by Google and we are unable to make amendments to it.

 

To test this website we used Webaim’s WAVE tool

You can view the NLB report at Wave Accessibility Report

 

This statement was prepared on 5 July 2021.