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We are committed to making our website fully accessible to all members of society
This accessibility statement applies to Wales Coast Path
This website is run by Natural Resources Wales (NRW). We want everyone to be able to access our websites. For example, that means you should be able to:
We are working to make the website text easy to understand. We will also ensure that our walking itineraries are available as an accessible webpage alongside a downloadable format.
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible, for example:
If you need information from our website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:
• call us on 0300 065 3000 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)
• email email@example.com
• write to us at:
Natural Resources Wales
Customer Care Centre
29 Newport Rd
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 5 working days.
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please email the NRW Digital Team firstname.lastname@example.org
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS)
Natural Resources Wales is committed to making this website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
The content below are for our partners and interested stakeholders for opportunities to work together or for research purposes and therefore not intended for general public use:
However, we will review this content to see whether they can be made accessible.
We are continuing to work to fix these accessibility problems by ensuring that our website text is clear and easy to understand with logical structure.
Most of our reports were created before September 2018 and is published in PDF format. Many of these documents are not formatted so they’re not accessible to a screen reader. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2. New reports are published as web pages where possible, and any documents we publish should meet accessibility standards.
We do not have any application forms on our website.
We are aware of the following issues with the links on our site:
We carry out regular checks of any newly broken links on our webpages and fix as soon as they are identified.
We will not fix broken links in documents published before September 2018, if it's not essential for a user to access a service.
When we publish new content, we'll make sure our links meet accessibility standards.
The interactive coast path map is not accessible. There is currently no accessible alternative and we will look into ways to provide a text alternative.
We do not hold public meetings therefore no papers and minutes are published.
Any reports and research documents published before September 2018 are not accessible documents may include:
We will attempt to make research and report documents from September 2019 as accessible as possible.
You can use our Give Us Your Feedback form to tell us your experience. You can find the link to it at the bottom of each webpage.
We don't plan to fix the following, as they are exempt in the regulations.
Our older PDF don’t meet accessibility standards - for example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 and success criterion 4.1.2. The accessibility regulations don’t require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.
Although we are not required to make old documents accessible, we will however review the following content:
We are actively looking to improve the accessibility on our website. The following are some of the areas we are focussing on over the next 12 months to make our website more accessible.
This statement was prepared on 22 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 22 September 2020.
This website was last tested in June 2020. Tests have been carried out by Zoonou and continue to be made by internal testers as we progress with fixing problems identified.
The testers used a representative sample of the websites as defined by the Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM).
Our test partner tested this site by manually reviewing representative URLs of all the templates as well as providing the results of a scan of the whole site to report issues that could be detected by automation.
We also use SiteMorse to run automated scans of broken links and missing alternative text for images issues on a regular basis.