Accessibility Statement for Tyne Esk LEADER

Tyne Esk LEADER is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards. These in part come to us via the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) No 2 Accessibility Regulations 2018. 

Conformance Status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA.  The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) No 2 Accessibility Regulations 2018 dictate our website should achieve at least a Level AA standard.

The Tyne Esk LEADER website fully confirms with WCAG 2.1 level AA
The Tyne Esk LEADER
 website is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AAA

Additional accessibility considerations

Although our goal is WCAG 2.1 Level AA conformance, we have also applied some Level AAA

Success Criteria: Images of text are only used for decorative purposes. Re-authentication after a session expires does not cause loss of data. In content implemented using markup languages, the purpose of User Interface Components, icons, and regions. Web content does not restrict use of input modalities available on a platform


We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of the Tyne Esk LEADER website. Please let us know if you encounter any accessibility barriers.


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Compatibility with browsers and assistive technology

Tyne Esk LEADER is designed to be compatible with the following assistive technologies:

  • All common, supported browsers and website readers have been tested to ensure robust compatibility.
  • Browsers that are no longer supported by the manufacturer Eg. Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 and bellow are not supported.

Technical specifications

Accessibility of Tyne Esk LEADER relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript

These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used.

Limitations and alternatives

Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility of Tyne Esk LEADER, there may be some limitations. Below is a description of known limitations, and potential solutions. Please contact us if you observe an issue not listed below.

Known limitations for Tyne Esk LEADER:

  1. External content from third party hosts may have issues; Google Maps, YouTube, & Vimeo.
  2. Google Maps zoom icons have no Alt tags.

Assessment approach

Tyne Esk LEADER assessed the accessibility of Tyne Esk LEADER by the following approaches:

  • Self-evaluation
  • External evaluation
  • External automated tools have been used throughout the testing of the website.

Evaluation report

An evaluation report for Tyne Esk LEADER is available at: Available on request.

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