This accessibility statement applies to arts.wales

We want the Arts Council of Wales website to be 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)

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.

If you have specific feedback regarding accessibility please email us: website@arts.wales. If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille please let us know via the contact form, or by calling us on 03301 242733 (All calls charged at local rates).

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 query, you can contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • most older videos are not subtitled

Website interface

This website has been designed to be used with a screenreader. It is also compatible with basic screen magnifiers, plus operating system speech packages.

High and low contrast

By using the yellow text contrast toggle marked ‘A’ at the top of the web page, you can choose from high and low versions of the interface depending on your needs.

Language

We are a bilingual organisation, and you can view our website in English or Welsh, according to your preference.

You can toggle the website language by clicking the ‘Cymraeg’ / ‘English’ button which is available on each page of the website.

We welcome correspondences in Welsh and English, corresponding in Welsh will not lead to a delay.

Browsers which work with our online application system

Applicants must have access to the Internet and a Web browser that allows cookies.

The following browsers have been certified compatible with IGAM 6 (our online grant application system):

  • Internet Explorer® 11
  • Internet Explorer® 10
  • Internet Explorer® 9
  • Internet Explorer® 8
  • Mozilla® Firefox® (for PC and Mac)
  • Safari® (for PC and Mac)
  • Google Chrome

NOTES:

  • Browsers are tested and certified using default settings.
  • All browsers should have the latest updates available installed.

Downloading documents

To view PDFs, you will need a PDF reader such as Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available to download free from the Adobe website.

To view a Word document, use Microsoft Word, or one of the free Word Viewers available to download from the Microsoft site.

Text resizing:

Whilst this site does not offer a text resizing feature, you can achieve the same result independently by following these instructions:

PC / Internet Explorer 9 and above:

Increase text size: Hold down the CTRL key and press +
Decrease text size: Hold down the CTRL key and press -

PC / other browsers:

Increase text size: Hold down the CTRL key and press +
Decrease text size: Hold down the CTRL key and press -

Mac / all browsers:

Increase text size: Hold down the Command key and press +
Decrease text size: Hold down the Command key and press -

This website is fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

Arts Council of Wales is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

This statement was prepared on 25.02.19. It was last reviewed on 25.11.20. This website was last tested on [25.11.20]. The test was carried out by [Hoffi Limited].

We used Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology approach to decide on a sample of pages to test https://www.w3.org/WAI/eval/report-tool/#!/#%2F.

We also tested a sample of additional ages around the funding area of the site.