Website Accessibility Statement
This accessibility statement applies to benjaminfranklinhouse.org.
This website is run by Benjamin Franklin House. 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 font
- 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
- live video streams do not have captions
- some of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard
- you cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader
- there’s a limit to how far you can magnify the map on our ‘contact us’ page
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:
We’ll consider your request and get back to you within 7 days.
If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for directions.
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think we’re not meeting the requirements of the accessibility regulations, contact us:
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing 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
We provide a text relay service for people who are D/deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment.
Some of our offices have audio induction loops, or if you contact us before your visit we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Leeds Museums and Galleries 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-compliance with the accessibility regulations
Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).
We plan to add text alternatives for all images by September 2023. When we publish new content, we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.
A small number of our older PDF documents don’t meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not be marked up so they’re accessible to a screen reader. We are working to replace these documents with HTML/web format versions by 2024.
Any new PDF or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
Benjamin Franklin House believes all content should be accessible for everyone. We do not currently intend to claim disproportionate burden for any website content.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This website was last tested on 16 April 2023. The test was carried out by Benjamin Franklin House.
A selection of pages were tested, ensuring those tested reflected the variety of different page layouts used on our website:
This statement was prepared on 16 April 2023. It was last reviewed on 16 April 2023.