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Accessibility Statement

Accessibility statement

We want everyone who visits our website to be able to access the full range of services available, regardless of their skill or technology.

This website launched in March 2016.

How accessible the site is.

We know parts of this website are not fully accessible:

What to do if you have problems or queries

If you have any accessibility problems or feedback, please use our

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the accessibility regulations. If you’re not happy with how we respond, please contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Club Durham is committed to making our website accessible, in accordance with The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Under the Equality Act 2010 we must ensure we do not unlawfully discriminate in our service delivery and make reasonable adjustments for people with disabilities where necessary. We are constantly working to improve the accessibility and usability of our site.

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Noncompliance with the accessibility regulations

Information about which areas of the website fail.

  • background colours: text / background colours do not have enough contrast, failing success criterion 1.4.3
  • forms: have blank labels or titles, which fails success criterion 4.1.2
  • form field labels are not unique or are not enclosed in a field set with a legend to make them unique, and fail success criterion 2.4.6
  • frames and i-frames: do not have a title attribute, failing success criterion 2.4.1
  • images: alt text should not contain placeholders like ‘picture’ or ‘spacer’ failing success criterion 1.1.1
  • images: images do not have an alt tag, failing success criterion 1.1.1
  • images in documents: images / figures do not have an alt tag, failing success criterion 1.1.1
  • elements: elements do not contain text or an image with an alt attribute, failing success criteria 2.4.4, 2.4.9 and 4.1.2
  • zooming: viewport tag used to disable zoom, which fails criterion 1.4.4
  • document titles: documents have no title failing success criterion 2.4.2
  • page language: this is not declared, failing success criterion 3.1.1
  • form field labels are not unique or are not enclosed in a field set with a legend to make them unique, and fail success criterion 2.4.6
  • tables: heading elements are not declared and role=presentation is not used, failing success criterion 1.3.1
  • documents: PDFs are not tagged so are not accessible by screen readers, failing success criterion 1.3.1
  • page titles: pages titles are not unique, failing success criterion 2.4.2
  • outline / border style: the stylesheet makes it difficult to see the dotted link focus outline, failing success criterion 2.4.7
  • stylesheets: content is in stylesheet, making it unavailable to screen readers and users who are not using the stylesheet, failing success criterion 1.3.1
  • IDs: pages have duplicate IDs used on more than one element failing success criterion 4.1.1

Accessibility Roadmap


As stated in the non-compliance section, the known issues listed below:

  • HTML – the underlying code used to create this website.
  • CSS – used to describe how HTML elements are displayed on this website.
  • JavaScript – a development language used to program behaviours on this website.
  • 3rd Party Functionality
  • Content – this could include web page content or associated PDFs on this website.

We aim to resolve the above items by September 2021.

Content that is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations.


    • PDFs/documents (pre-September 2018): PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 or documents that are not essential to providing our services.
    • pre-recorded audio and video published before 23 September 2020
  • live audio and video


  • interactive maps unless they provide core information.

How we evaluate the site

We re-assess a website or system for accessibility whenever it undergoes a major modification.

We check all added content we add.

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