Accessibility statement for Essex County Council This accessibility statement applies to the Essex County Council SEND Local Offer website. This website is run by Essex County Council. 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 400% without the text spilling off the screen navigate most of the website using 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 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 believe that this website is accessible and compliant with WCAG 2.1 AA standard. How to contact our Accessibility team If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille: Email: Accessibility@essex.gov.uk We’ll consider your request and get back to you within 20 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 please email Accessibility@essex.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). 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. If you contact us before your visit, we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter. Technical information about this website’s accessibility Essex County Council commits to making its website accessible. This is under the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. Compliance status This website is compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. What we’re doing to improve accessibility Our accessibility roadmap shows how and when we plan to improve accessibility on this website. Preparation of this accessibility statement This statement was prepared on 4 October 2022. It was last reviewed on 13 November 2022. This website was last tested on 11 November 2022. This test was carried out by Essex County Council and Invuse.