This statement applies to content published on the http://fpsboard.org/ domain.
This website is run by the Firefighters Pension Scheme (England) Scheme Advisory Board (the “Board”) Secretariat provided from within the pensions team at the Local Government Association. It is designed to be used by as many people as possible. The text should be clear and simple to understand. You should be able to:
- zoom in up to 300% without problems
- navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
- navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
- use most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)
How accessible this website is
Parts of this website are not fully accessible. For example:
- many documents are in PDF format and may not be fully accessible to screen reader software
- some PDF documents were created by third parties and may not be accessible to screen reader software
- some menus are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard
- some heading elements may not be consistent
- some pages and document attachments may not be clearly written
- some tables may not have row headers
- some elements may have poor colour contrast
- some images may not have comprehensive alternative text
How to request content in an accessible format
If you need information in a different format contact us and tell us:
- the web address (URL) of the content
- your name and email address
- the format you need
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
If you find any problems that are not listed on this page or you think we’re not meeting the accessibility requirements, please contact us.
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’).
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
The Board Secretariat is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
The content that is not accessible is outlined below with details of where it fails the success criteria and planned dates for when issues will be fixed.
There are menus and pages where content may not be structured logically or be navigated and read by a screen reader. There may also be pages without descriptive links, meaningful headings and labels or use of proper markup for every feature. These fail WCAG 2.1 success criterion (Design principles). There are limitations to the site structure inherent of the content management system, these issues will be addressed during a complete review of the website within the year.
Some tables in content do not have table row headers when needed. This fails WCAG 2.1A 1.3.1 success criterion (Info and Relationships). The planned fix date for these is December 2020.
There is a considerable quantity of archive material and pre-recorded audio/video (produced/published before 23 September 2018) which is not essential for services the organisation provides, not updated and therefore exempt. Where this information is required in a different format, please contact us as above.
How this website was tested
This website was and is currently being tested for compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines V2.1 level A and level AA, and these tests have been carried out internally. The process for doing a detailed check included manual testing based on GOV.UK's guidance on accessibility and automated testing on a sample of pages using WEBAIM's WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool.
What is being done to improve accessibility
There is a plan to identify and fix issues according to the timescales shown for each area above.
Any new content or PDFs published will meet accessibility standards.
This statement was prepared on 18 September 2020 and last updated on 27 September 2020.