Accessibility statement


Everyone who visits the West Mersea Free Church website should be able to access the content it provides without experiencing difficulties because of the way the site has been designed.

To help us make the website accessible to everyone, we are trying to follow Level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities, and user friendly for everyone.

How accessible this website is

We’re working hard to achieve our goal of Level AA accessibility, but we realise there are some areas that still need improving. The following parts of the website have been identified as not yet accessible.

1.1.1: Non-text Content

Some non-text content, such as images, currently do not have alternative text available. Images across the site are in the process of being updated to provide alternative text.

1.2.2: Captions (Prerecorded)

There is currently no plan to provide transcripts for audio sermon recordings. For video recordings, automated captions are provided both on YouTube and Facebook, which are used across this site.

1.2.5: Audio Description (Prerecorded)

It is currently not feasible for the church to provide audio descriptions for video content, however services are designed to make sense in audio-only form.

1.3.1: Info and Relationships

On some pages the heading levels are inconsistent. Pages where this is the case will be updated to provide a consistent navigation structure.

1.4.3: Contrast (Minimum)

In some cases, text contrast is not sufficient to meet the AA specification. Where this is the case, the page will be updated to improve the contrast level.

2.1.2: No Keyboard Trap

Currently the site homepage uses a Facebook embed that takes the tab key navigation away from the rest of the page. Alternative ways of providing the Facebook feeds are under consideration.

2.4.7: Focus Visible

Although keyboard focus is visible for many site components, there are some for which it is currently not visible, including some links. This will be changed in an upcoming site theme update.

2.5.3: Label in Name

In some cases, the accessible name of components are not provided. These will be updated manually across the site.

This accessibility statement was last updated on 13th September 2020.