Accessibility Statement for Sussex Heat Alert service.

This accessibility statement applies to

This website is run by East Sussex County Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

• zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
• navigate most of the website using just a keyboard

We have made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

How accessible this website is:
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

• It does not allow browsers to help users fill in forms with known information, such as their name and email address.
• Form controls do not appear sufficiently distinct from their surroundings, so people with visual impairments may have difficulty clearly seeing these.
• Table headers do not contain an attribute which tells assistive technologies what the header refers to.

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 Jeanette Brown, Project Officer, Sussex-air. Email:

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille, please let us know. We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 10 working days.

Enforcement Procedure
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).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility
East Sussex County Council is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
Compliance status
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard due to non-compliance listed below:

Non-accessible content
The website is not completely accessible for the following reasons:
• The purpose of fields are not programmatically identified so autofill options are not available ( This breaches WCAG 2.1 AA 1.3.5 Identify input purpose
• Insufficient colour contrast of form controls ( This breaches WCAG 2.1 AA 1.4.11 Non-text contrast
• Tables are not compatible when using assistive technologies. This breaches WCAG 2.0 A 1.3.1 Info and relationships

What we are doing to improve accessibility
We are working with our developers to address any accessibility issues.

Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 14 September 2023. It was last reviewed on 14 September 2023.
We use an automated accessibility audit tool, Silktide to check the accessibility of our website and PDFs. We routinely carry out manual checks on a proportion of our pages and documents to identify issues that can’t be detected automatically.

We use plain English to make the text easy to read. We aim to create content for a reading age of 11. We regularly run readability audits on our content and make continual improvements. As of 12 September 2023, our content scores 79%.
If you would like to read the website in another language use Google Translate.

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