Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to www.avonpensionfund.org.uk

This website is run by the Avon Pension Fund. 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 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.

The 'My Web My Way' section of the BBC website provides advice and help on how to get the most of the accessibility features and assistive technologies available for your computer.

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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

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website

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 in 5 working days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact: avonpensionfund@bathnes.gov.uk.

Enforcement procedure

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 complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Avon Pension Fund 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 fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

Many of our older PDFs and Word documents do not meet accessibility standards - for example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role value).

Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, and forms published as Word documents. By September 2021, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

How this website was tested

This website was tested by Webcurl Ltd for compliance with the  Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 level AA. The accessibility audit process included sample page testing based on the site structure which was manually undertaken using WEBAIM's WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool. Site wide testing of all desktop and mobile page content was both automated and manually undertaken using Google Lighthouse Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool.

What is being done to improve accessibility

Accessibility compliance will be included in the development process for any new PDF and website content to ensure and maintain ongoing compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 level AA.

Avon Pension Fund plan to conduct an annual audit prior to the anniversary of the published Accessibility Statement.

This statement was prepared on 23 September 2020.

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