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Accessibility statement for Story of Leicester website

This website is run by Leicester City 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 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • 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)

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 aren’t fully accessible:

  • you can’t modify the line height or spacing of text
  • the Roman Walking Trail PDF is intended to be printed and therefore isn’t fully accessible to screen reader software

What to do if you can’t 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 soon.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page, contact The Web Management Team at

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

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

Non accessible content

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

The website is inaccessible because:

  • the cookies consent link identified only by colour. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.1 Use of Colour

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

PDFs and other documents

Some of our PDF documents do not meet accessibility standards - for example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader – as they are intended to be printed.

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

How we test this website

The Web Management Team perform internal testing and act upon user feedback when we receive it.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We are continually working to make improvements to this website and plan to start doing real user testing in the future.


This statement was prepared on 14/01/2021 by the Web Management Team. 
It was last updated on 14/01/2021.