Accessibility Statement for Public Sector Challenge, Managed by Cratus.

This accessibility statement applies exclusively for and covers all content, imagery and functionality sitewide.

Rubber Duckiee (Web agency) oversees technical accessibility and updates for the Public Sector Challenge website. Their responsibility is to ensure compliance with WCAG guidelines at a technical (code) level. However, it’s important to note that content and imagery fall under the purview of Cratus, the managing company.

Rubber Duckiee has put maximum effort into making the Public Sector Challenge website accessible to everyone across multiple devices and technologies.

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website and be able to understand the content to get the best experience possible out of the functionality as originally designed.

As an example, this means you should be able to complete the following:

  • Zoom in without text spilling off the screen, or elements becoming inaccessible
  • Navigate the majority of the site using just the keyboard, or touch input where required.
  • Listen to the majority of core elements and content on the site using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA, and VoiceOver).

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

How accessible is this website?

Every care has been taken to try and make our website as accessible as possible, the majority of our website is accessible but there are a couple of areas to be aware of including but not limited to:

  • The video on our homepage autoplays on page load.
  • You can not modify the line height, spacing or contrast of fonts on the website by default.
  • External links open in a new tab / window

The video on our homepage has no play controls which can be used to pause the video, it also does not contain any audio.

Rubber Duckiee has designed all layouts with contrast and font sizing in mind to suit all audiences and requirements; if adjustments are required third party tools are available but this is not something we offer by default for our visitors.

Rubber Duckiee has also added relevant Aria Labels where required to clearly label links internal and externally in relation to the website.

How do we test accessibility?

Rubber Duckiee has thoroughly tested this website using the software “SortSite” produced by accessibility software company Powermapper. You can read more about their software clicking the link below:

Learn about SortSite and PowerMapper

SortSite runs extensive tests matching against WCAG 2.1 Compliance highlighting errors and warnings and categorising them into A, AA, and AAA standards, these standards can be read about by clicking the link below:

Learn more about WCAG Standards

Additionally extra checks were carried out using the browser extension Includia with the focus of reaching AA.

What accessibility level is this website? (Status)

Rubber Duckiee has achieved the accessibility level of AA on the this website (Public Sector Challenge).

This level of certification has been verified by third party accessibility testing tools SortSite by PowerMapper.

Feedback and Contact Information

If you require any information on this website in a different accessible format such as PDF, Large Print or Easy read please get in contact with Cratus who manage content for this website (Public Sector Challenge)

We’ll consider your request and get back to you within 14 days of receiving your request.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

Our main goal is to make design and development accessible to everyone. We’re always learning and looking for ways to improve our offering; if you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements please contact us using the details above.

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

From time to time our website might host documents and other resources linked to our services and products.

This website also makes use of external third party systems which we have no control over, this include Gravity Forms and Woocommerce which powers our online shop and registration system. Where possible we’ve tried to adapt the experience with usability in mind.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

Rubber Duckiee is an agency that takes accessibility seriously across all our websites and as one of our specialities we aim to have a resolution in place and deployed to this website (Public Sector Challenge) within 14 working days of any issues being reported. Throughout this period Rubber Duckiee will communicate with the reporter and run multiple tests using third party validation software such as SortSite.

Our goal is to test this website every six months for accessibility against the latest criteria from WCAG and make any updates in a timely manner to make sure our website is always meeting the expectations set out by the AA accessibility band.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on the 24th April 2024, the AA criteria was met on the 22nd April 2024.

The next test is due on or around the 24th October 2024, this statement will be updated as required along with the change log below.