The new accessibility regulations mean public sector organisations have a legal duty to make sure websites meet accessibility requirements. As an organisation we are committed to making our website accessible for all, we aim to achieve the recommended government standard for web accessibility (WCAG 2.1 AA).

How accessible is this website

The majority of web pages should be accessible.

However we are in the process of having an external company test the website to report back on any changes that are required.

Some of the accessible features include:

Text only and colour contrast

You can change the text and background colour by selecting the text only option which is available at the top of all our pages.


There is a google translate widget that you can find at the bottom of every page on our site. This will translate our website copy into any language in which you wish to view it.

If you have any language requirements that aren't addressed by this please contact us by emailing, or call 0114 305 1212. Please make clear what you need translating and which language you would like it in.

Simple language

We aim to make the website text as simple as possible to understand.

Non accessible content

  • Some of our PDF and Word documents published prior to September 2020, do not meet the required accessibility standards. Where these are no longer being updated, we do not intend to recreate them in accessible versions as this would be a disproportionate burden. If there is a document that you need to access and would like an accessible version please contact the Communications Team on
  • The videos on this website work as audio only, but may not have subtitles embedded. To access subtitles, you can press the Subtitles/Closed Captions button on the YouTube player.
  • We are working to improve the alternative text on all images used on the website.

What to do if you can’t access parts of this website

If you have problems accessing information on this website, or would like any of our work in a different format like a more accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording, or braille please contact the Communications Team on

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website and are continuing to audit our content as we go along. If you find something that you are unable to access, or we have failed to identify a barrier, please let us know. Contact the Communications Team on

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