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Accessibility Statement for Committee Management Information System

This accessibility statement applies to cmis.dudley.gov.uk.

This website is managed by Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council and the technical solution is provided by an external 3rd party supplier. 

This accessibility statement for the Dudley web site and sub-domains contains full details on feedback, how to report issues and the enforcement procedure. Below covers specific technical information and compliance status for the Committee Management Information System - cmis.dudley.gov.uk.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Dudley Metropolitan Borough 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, due to the non-compliances listed below;

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons on cmis.dudley.gov.uk.

The site is provided to us by an external supplier who is currently working on correcting the issues below.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

  • A 1.1.1 Image button has no description
    1777 instances - Work in progress on new version by 3rd party supplier.
  • A 1.3.1 Element ID is not unique
    6605 instances - Work in progress on new version by 3rd party supplier.
  • A 1.3.1 Input field has no description
    2641 instances - Work in progress on new version by 3rd party supplier.
  • A 1.3.1 Label is not connected to a form
    1767 instances - Work in progress on new version by 3rd party supplier.
  • A 1.3.1 HTML is used to format content
    1588 instances - Work in progress on new version by 3rd party supplier.
  • A 1.3.1 Heading is missing text
    76 instances - Work in progress on new version by 3rd party supplier.
  • A 1.3.1 "Bold" tag used to format text
    64 instances - Work in progress on new version by 3rd party supplier.
  • A 1.3.1 Form elements are not grouped
    11 instances - Work in progress on new version by 3rd party supplier.
  • A 1.3.1 No headings on page
    10 instances - Work in progress on new version by 3rd party supplier.
  • A 1.3.1 Local link destination does not exist
    3 instances - Work in progress on new version by 3rd party supplier.
  • A 1.4.1 Link identified only by colour
    1771 instances - Work in progress on new version by 3rd party supplier.
  • A 2.4.4 Link text used for multiple destinations
    4740 instances - Work in progress on new version by 3rd party supplier.
  • A 3.1.1 Language of the page has not been set
    11 instances - Work in progress on new version by 3rd party supplier.
  • A 3.2.2 Missing button in form
    3706 instances - Work in progress on new version by 3rd party supplier.
  • A 3.3.2 Input field has no description
    2641 instances - Work in progress on new version by 3rd party supplier.
  • A 3.3.2 Form elements are not grouped
    11 instances - Work in progress on new version by 3rd party supplier.
  • A 4.1.1 Element ID is not unique
    6605 instances - Work in progress on new version by 3rd party supplier.
  • A 4.1.2 Input field has no description
    2641 instances - Work in progress on new version by 3rd party supplier.
  • AA 1.4.3 Colour contrast is insufficient
    208 instances - Work in progress on new version by 3rd party supplier.
  • AA 2.4.7 Element not highlighted on focus
    6994 instances - Work in progress on new version by 3rd party supplier.

Disproportionate burden

With the exception of those listed below, none of the existing issues on cmis.dudley.gov.uk are classed as a disproportionate burden to solve.

  • Existing office documentation such as Microsoft Word (.DOC or .DOCX) and Adobe Acrobat (.PDF).
    This is a failure of 4.1.2 Name, Role Value.
    We are reviewing procedures for creating accessible office documentation and will be working through cmis.dudley.gov.uk, beginning with popular documents first.

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

  • The regulations do not require us to fix office documentation published before 23rd September 2018 if they are not essential. 

What we're doing to improve accessibility

The cmis.dudley.gov.uk site is monitored for accessibility by an automated tool;

  • SiteImprove - a subscription service that also includes analytics, quality assurance for all pages. SiteImprove provides three levels of accessibility warnings based on the WCAG 2.1 Criterions are divided into errors, warnings and reviews.
    cmis.dudley.gov.uk is currently marked at 64.5/100 for accessibility compliance.

This tool is regularly monitored and issues fed back to the 3rd party supplier.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared 14th September 2020.

The cmis.dudley.gov.uk is tested weekly using the SiteImprove subscription service.