Accessibility roadmap

This document details how we will fix the known accessibility issues with our website at www.copfs.gov.uk. 

Accessibility issue: Word document forms

Some of our forms are Microsoft Office Word documents, created after September 2018, and have not been created with accessibility in mind. Therefore, they do not meet all necessary WCAG 2.1AA success criteria. 

These forms also need to be downloaded by the user and emailed back. 

How we will fix this

We will convert our forms which are made in Microsoft Word to be accessible by March 2024. We will then work develop our website to include an online form solution by December 2024. 

Accessibility issue: non-accessible PDFs

Some of our publications are PDF documents, created after September 2018, and have not been created with accessibility in mind. Therefore, they do not meet all necessary WCAG 2.1AA success criteria. 

How we will fix this

We will convert as many of our PDFs as possible to accessible HTML publications by December 2024. 

Where a PDF publication is not able to be converted to HTML, we will ensure the PDF is accessible as possible by December 2024. 

Roadmap of planned fixes

Issue Resolution Target date

Accessibility audit is inaccurate

Re-audit of website by Storm 

Fixed 

Some PDF documents post Sept 2018 are inaccessible

Convert to HTML documents where possible 

December 2024 

Some PDF documents post Sept 2018 are inaccessible

Convert to accessible PDFs where HTML documents are not possible  

December 2024 

Word document forms are not accessible

Convert Word document forms to accessible Word documents 

March 2024 

Word document forms are not accessible

Implement accessible online form solution 

December 2024 

Diversity email address incorrect

Correct the email address  

Fixed 

COPFS logo in header 

Add <title> and aria-labelled by attributes to the logo SVG 

Fixed 

Focus order

Storm to implement various fixes for focus order issues 

Fixed 

Focus visible

Fix issues so user receives different actions. 

Fixed 

Phone number does not contain visible text to assistive technologies

Update <a> tag with visible text 

Fixed 

Link purpose text

Improve text used for link labels to make it clearer for screen readers what the purpose of the link is. 

Fixed 

Parsing


Common Head and Footer elements need review. Trailing slashes on self-closing tags should be removed where required / possible. Ensure all links have a valid target. 

Fixed 

Contrast

Fix CSS bug  

Fixed 

Headings and labels

Make heading labels unique on each page 

Fixed 

Name, role, value

Various fixes 

Fixed 

Helptext fields

Improve recommended helptext 

Fixed 

Date picker inaccessible

Alternative date picker to be implemented 

Fixed 

Link titles

Remove text in ‘link title’ field as this confuses screen readers and can only be used with a mouse. 

April 2024