Accessibility Statement | Beef and Lamb

This statement applies to content published on the www.beefandlambni.com domain. It does not apply to content on any third party domains.

The Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Our website aims to adhere to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, published by the W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative. We intend to continue improving the accessibility of our site to ensure that any older content, in addition to new content, will conform to Level AA.

LMC are currently in the process of updating and making accessibility improvements to the website. The colour schemes across the site are being updated to consider accessibility and colour contrasts for those who may be visually impaired.

  • 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
  • use most of the website using a screen reader

HOW ACCESSIBLE THIS WEBSITE IS

Below are some of the steps we have taken in adhering to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1:

Technical

A reduction in 2693 known accessibility errors on the site.

Images/icons/non-text content

Descriptive alternative (alt) text has now been added for non-text content on the website.

Headings/Labels

Updates have been added to labels (within code) for screen readers and headings and labels now accurately describe the page topic.

Language

Language codes have been added to pages.

Parts of this website are not fully accessible. For example:

  • There are problems with contrast – this is currently being addressed
  • Not all functionality is available using a keyboard
  • Some elements of the site are not navigable
  • Some webpages do not operate in predictable ways
  • There are some issues with input assistance to help users avoid and correct mistakes.

HOW TO REQUEST CONTENT IN AN ACCESSIBLE FORMAT

If you need information on this website in a different format please do not hesitate to contact us at: email (gdavis[AT]lmcni[DOT]com) or call (028 92633000).

Please provide the following information:

  • the web address (URL) of the content
  • your name and email address
  • the format you need e.g. accessible PDF, large print, audio recording, braille or BSL

REPORTING ACCESSIBILITY PROBLEMS WITH THE WEBSITE

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of the website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements please contact us using the details provided below:

We will consider your request and get back to you within five working days.

ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURE

The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’) in Northern Ireland. If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI).

TECHNICAL INFORMATION ABOUT THIS WEBSITE'S ACCESSIBILITY

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 AA standard due to some non-compliances, meaning there’s an accessibility problem with some areas.

NON ACCESSIBLE CONTENT

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

The content that is not accessible is outlined below with details of:

  • the accessibility problem(s)
  • where it fails the success criteria, and
  • when we plan to fix it

Distinguishable- There are contrast issues which prevent users to see and hear content including separating foreground from background. This fails WCAG 1.4.1 Use of Colour, 1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum), 1.4.5 Images of Text, 1.4.10 Reflow, 1.4.11 Non-Text Contrast, 1.4.12 Text Spacing and 1.4.13 Content on Hover or Focus. This is currently being addressed on the website.

Keyboard Accessible - Not all functionality is available from a keyboard. This fails WCAG 2.1.1 Keyboard and 2.1.4 Character Key Shortcuts.

Seizures - Content designed in a way that is known to cause seizures. This fails WCAG 2.3.1 Three Flashes or Below Threshold.

Navigable - Some elements of the site are not navigable. This fails WCAG 2.4.1 Bypass Blocks, 2.4.2 Page Titled, 2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context), 2.4.5 Multiple Ways and 2.4.6 Headings and Labels.

Input Modalities - Some parts of the site are not easy for users to operate functionality through various inputs beyond keyboard. This fails WCAG 2.5.1 Pointer Gestures, 2.5.2 Pointer Cancellation, 2.5.3 Label in Name and 2.5.4 Motion Actuation.

Predictable - Some web pages do not appear and operate in predictable ways. This fails WCAG 3.2.3 Consistent Navigation and 3.2.4 Consistent Identification.

Input Assistance - Some elements of the site do not help users avoid and correct mistakes. This fails WCAG 3.3.1 Error Identification, 3.3.2 Labels or Instructions, 3.3.3 Error Suggestion and 3.3.4 Error Prevention (Legal, Financial, Data).

Compatible: The site could be improved to maximise compatibility with current and future user agents, including assistive technologies. This fails WCAG 4.1.3 Status Messages.

The elements of the site which are non-compliant will be addressed in line with budget available over the next year.

CONTENT THAT'S NOT WITHIN THE SCOPE OF THE ACCESSIBILITY REGULATIONS

As a website published before 23 September 2018, we are required to comply with the web accessibility regulations from 23 September 2020.

However, some of our content is exempt from the accessibility regulations:

pre-recorded audio and video published before 23 September 2020

third party content that is not within our control, for example, embedded video players like Vimeo or YouTube.

If you have any problems using this website, please contact us using the details provided above us and we will investigate the issue and/or provide you with the information you need in an alternative format.

PDFS AND OTHER DOCUMENTS

There are no PDF documents on the site.

HOW WE TESTED THE WEBSITE

This website was last tested on 22 September 2020. The test was carried out by BeingOnline. BeingOnline are contracted by LMCNI to support and develop this website.

WHAT WE ARE DOING TO IMPROVE ACCESSIBILITY

We intend to continue improving the accessibility of our site to ensure that any older content, in addition to new content, will conform to Level AA.

This statement was prepared on 24 September 2020. It was last updated on 24 September 2020.