This accessibility statement applies to the website drinksgeek.com
The Drinks Geek website is owned by Amber365 Limited, a UK company bound by UK accessibility law. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
- change colours, contrast levels and fonts
- zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
- navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
- navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
- listen to most of the website 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?
We have added many accessibility features, although you may find some parts of this website may not be fully accessible. Here is a breakdown.
- We’ve made the website text as simple as possible to understand
- Increased the font size from the default theme setting of 14px to now be 18px.
- Video streams (non-live) from Youtube now have captions option
- Our online forms are now easier to navigate with a keyboard
- We have ALT text for all images
- We have altered the colour of links to be more visible
- You may not be able to skip to the main content when using a screen reader
- The text may not always reflow in a single column when you change the size of the browser window, depending on the settings you use.
- You cannot modify the line height or spacing of text.
Feedback and contact information
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:
- email [email protected]
We are happy to consider your request and get back to you in 10 working days.
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
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, contact: [email protected]
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).
Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person
We can arrange for a text relay service or chat system for people who are deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment. Our full contact details can be found here.
We are not open to the general public for a visit in person
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Drinks Geek is committed to making its website accessible in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This website is fully compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.
Whilst we are not aware of any non-accessible content for those with a disability, should you discover any such issue, please contact us to report it.
Image compliance with the accessibility regulations
All of our images have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader can access the information. This passes WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (for non-text content).
Navigation and accessing information
There’s no way to skip the repeated content in the page header (for example, a ‘skip to main content’ option).
It’s not always possible to change the device orientation from horizontal to vertical without making it more difficult to view the content.
It’s not possible for users to change text size without some of the content overlapping.
Interactive tools and transactions
Some of our interactive forms are difficult to navigate using a keyboard. For example, because some form controls are missing a ‘label’ tag.
Our forms are built and hosted through third party software and ‘skinned’ to look like our website.
We’ve assessed the cost of fixing the issues with navigation and accessing information, and with interactive tools and transactions. We believe that doing so now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. We will make another assessment when the supplier contract is up for renewal, likely to be in [rough timing].
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
PDFs and other documents
Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, and forms published as Word documents. By September 2020, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.
The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. For example, we do not plan to fix [example of non-essential document].
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
We are always striving to improve the accessibility on this website and are keeping up with the latest features.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 28th Jan 2021. It was last reviewed on 9th Dec 2022. This website was last tested by us on 9th Dec 2022.