Accessibility statement

Hull City Council developed, and is responsible for, this website. We want everyone who visits the Hull CC News website to find the experience rewarding. We are required to comply with the Public Sector Bodies Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Our accessibility target

To make the Hull CC News content more accessible for people with disabilities, and user friendly for everyone, we use the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. The guidelines have three levels of accessibility (A, AA and AAA). We’ve chosen Level AA as the target for the Hull CC News website.

How accessible is this website?

We’re working hard to achieve our goal of Level AA accessibility but we realise there are still some areas that need improving.

Success criteria 1.1.1

We know that some historical images do not have a text alternative so, to apply the necessary details to all images, we are carrying out a programme of work across the site. All new imagery will have the appropriate details added.

Success criteria 1.2.4:

We are working to add captions to historical videos.

Success criteria 1.2.5:

We are carrying out a rolling programme of adding audio descriptions for historical videos.

Known limitations

To meet our accessibility goal, we are reliant on third party plugin providers to comply with our requirements. We use some plugins for functionality, for example the carousel on the homepage and the Twitter feed in the sidebar. All specific plugin issues we have identified have been highlighted with the suppliers. If the supplier cannot update their plugin we will always attempt to source a more accessible solution. Unfortunately this may not always be possible without affecting the user-experience of the website. It may also not be possible to acquire a fully compliant alternative within the limits of the website budget.

Specific known non-compliant elements

The carousel on the homepage currently fails to meet AA accessibility. We have passed our assessment details on to the supplier who will address the issues in their next update of the plugin.

Let us know what you think

If you enjoyed using the Hull CC News website, or if you had trouble with any part of it, please get in touch. We’d like to hear from you in any of the following ways –

  • email us at Please add the URL (web address) of the page or pages you might be having a problem with, so that we can more quickly address any issues
  • call us on 01482 300300

This accessibility statement was created on 17 September 2019. We will continue to assess and work to improve the accessibility of the site, and we will look to update this statement on a regular basis.