Introduction

This accessibility statement applies to https://www.myshinedata.org.uk/

This website is run by Historic England. 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.

How accessible this website is

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

  • the website, particularly maps, may be difficult to navigate with keyboard alone and hard to read for users with a visual impairment
  • archived pdfs created before 23 September 2018 may not have corrects tags and book marks to enable navigation.

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 in five working days.

If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, call or email us for directions.

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 customer services on customers@HistoricEngland.org.uk, who will pass your request on to the appropriate team.

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).

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.

Our offices have audio induction loops, or if you contact us before your visit we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter.

Find out how to contact us.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

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

Compliance status

This website is not compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

The website fails the following Level A criteria:

  • 1.1.1 – Non-text Content: Provide text alternatives for non-text content
  • 1.2.1 – Audio-only and Video-only (Pre-rec.): Provide an alternative to video-only and audio-only content
  • 1.2.2 – Captions (Pre-recorded): Provide captions for videos with audio
  • 1.2.3 – Audio description or Media: Alternative (Pre-recorded) Video with an audio has a second alternative
  • 1.3.1 – Info and Relationships: Logical structures
  • 1.3.2 – Meaningful Sequence: Present content in a meaningful order
  • 1.3.3 – Sensory Characteristics: Use more than one sense for instructions
  • 2.1.1 – Keyboard: Accessible by keyboard only
  • 2.4.1 – Bypass Blocks: Provide a “Skip to Content” link
  • 2.4.2 – Page Titled: Helpful and clear page title
  • 2.4.4 – Link Purpose (In Context): Every link’s purpose is clear from its context
  • 3.1.1 – Language of Page: Page has a language assigned
  • 3.2.2 – On Input: Elements do not change when they receive input
  • 3.3.2 – Labels or Instructions: Label elements and give instructions

The website fails the following Level AA criteria:

  • 1.2.4 – Captions (Live): Live videos have captions
  • 1.2.5 – Audio Description: Users have access to audio description for video content
  • 1.4.13 – Content on Hover Focus: Ensuring content visible on hover or keyboard focus does not lead to accessibility issues
  • 2.4.6 – Headings and Labels: Use clear headings and labels
  • 2.4.7 – Focus Visible: Keyboard focus is visible and clear
  • 3.2.3 – Consistent Navigation: Use menus consistently
  • 3.2.4 – Consistent Identification: Use icons and buttons consistently

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

PDFs and other documents

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. All PDFs or Word documents published since 23 September 2018 will meet accessibility standards.

Online maps and mapping services

Maps have a number of issues within the accessibility standards, including 1.4.1 Use of Colour, 1.4.11 Non-Text Contrast, 2.1.1 Keyboard, 1.3.1 Info and Relationships and 1.4.3 Contrast (minimum).

Online maps and mapping services are exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations, as long as essential information is provided in an accessible digital manner for maps intended for navigational use. The content is available via a text search as well as via the map.

Reproductions of items in heritage collections

While reproductions of items in heritage collections are exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations we will continue to investigate ways to use emerging technology to improve the data and accessibility of our heritage collections.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

It is Historic England’s intention for https://www.myshinedata.org.uk/  to meet the standards and we are committed to continually reviewing our offer.  Work to address the non accessible content on this website will be completed by February 2021. 

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 15 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 17 September 2020.

This website was last tested on 26 November 2019. The test was carried out by Cadence Innova.

We used this approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test: We based the sample of pages for external testing on a list of the various templates used on the website.