Website Accessibility Statement

Discover Derby and Derby City Council are committed to providing accessible websites for their visitors. This accessibility statement describes what we have done to make our website accessible.

This accessibility statement applies to the website visitderby.co.uk

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

Compliance status

Visit Derby 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 compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 A standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.  Pages with level A issues are unusable for some people.

This website is compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.  Pages with level AA issues can be very difficult to use for some people.

Content that is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

The regulations allow for the following exemptions:

  • Third party content that’s under someone else’s control if the Council did not pay for it or develop it in-house - for example, social media ‘like’ buttons or content feeds.
  • Pre-recorded audio and video published before 23 September 2020
  • Live audio and video
  • Heritage collections like scanned manuscripts
  • Maps - but the Council will need to provide essential information in an accessible format like an address
  • PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 - unless users need them to use a service.
  • PDFs or other documents supplied by third parties.

Third Party Compliance Exemptions on the Visit Derby website:

  • Links must have discernible text. 
    Exempt for third-party content as this is delivered as part of the Instagram feed, delivered via LightWidget.
  • All page content should be contained by landmarks.
    Exempt for third-party content as this is delivered as part of Google's Recaptcha plugin on forms.
  • Decorative and spacer images must have a null alt attribute.
    Exempt for third-party content as this is delivered as part of the Twitter tracking pixel.
  • HTML form control has no accessible name.
    Exempt for third-party content as this is delivered as part of a form add-on within the Content Management System in use.

Compliance Exempt Files (pre September 2018)

What we are doing to improve accessibility

We use SortSite and PowerMapper OnDemand Suite, 3rd party tools, to regularly audit our website for broken links and to report on any accessibility issues. 

We will look to replace non-compliant third-party integrations where possible.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 15th May 2023. It was last reviewed on 12th April 2024.

This website was last tested on 12th April 2024. The test was carried out internally.

All pages and PDFs on the website at the time of testing are included in our tests.