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Accessibility statement for Norfolk Record Office

This accessibility statement applies to

This website is run by Norfolk County Council. We have recently run a simple accessibility audit on this site. We plan to run a more in-depth audit by December 2020.

What you can do on this website

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
  • Listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)
  • We’ve also 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

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

  • Some downloadable documents may not be accessible
  • Some images do not have good alternative text
  • There is currently an issue with the main navigation that may cause difficulties for some people using the keyboard to access the site

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:


Call 0344 800 8020

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 3 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, contact:

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).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Norfolk County Council is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. Although the site meets many of the guidelines we have been unable to complete an exhaustive check on the site at this point in time. We plan to run a full audit by end of November 2020 and will update this statement once we have the results of that.

Non-accessible content

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


Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).

We plan to add text alternatives for all images by November 2020. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.


The ‘more’ link in the main navigation does not have a focus style. It has multiple issues when trying to access the menu by keyboard. 2.4.3 (Focus order), 2.4.7 (Focus visible)

The search field lacks an explicit label 3.3.2 (Labels or Instructions)

Accessibility button in navigation header doesn’t show when focussed 2.4.3 (Focus order)

These issues can make it difficult for users who rely on keyboard controls to access the site.

We are planning to redevelop the navigation element of the website to fix these issues. This will be updated by the end of November 2020.


The subscribe form on the Keep in touch page uses an empty, hidden button to process form submissions. The button should include a text description of its function. 1.1.1 (Non-text Content)

We are currently running an upgrade to a newer version of our website system which we expect to fix this issue. The upgrade is due to finish by the end of October 2020.


Some downloadable documents are not accessible. We are working to update all new documents and fix as many of the older documents as we can.

Disproportionate burden


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

PDFs and other documents

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.

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

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 22/09/2020.

It was last reviewed on 22/09/2020.

This website was last tested on 21/08/2020. The test was carried out by NCC staff.

Due to time constraints we ran a simple set of tests based on the preliminary checks suggested by the W3C. We tested against all the main templates used throughout the site. This should be enough to catch common, site-wide issues that will affect the most users. We recognise that this cannot address content related issues for which will be running a more in-depth set of tests later this year.