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Accessibility statement for Streets Ahead

This website is run by the City of Edinburgh Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible this website is

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

  • most older PDF documents are not accessible to screen reader software.

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille email

We’ll 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, email

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

The City of Edinburgh Council 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 not compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1.

Non accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

We aim to have all of the below issues fixed by April 2021.

PDFs and other documents

Many of the downloadable documents are not accessible. Some documents are provided by third-party viewers, which are not accessible. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criteria 4.1.2 (name, role value) or 1.3.2 (meaningful sequence).

Images of text

Some text is provided as an image in a manner that is not accessible to screen reader users. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.5 (images of text).

Link text

Some links use text that is ambiguous or does not describe where they direct. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.4 (link purpose - in context).

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

Our older PDFs documents do not meet accessibility standards - for example, they are not structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role value).

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.

Any new PDFs documents we publish will meet accessibility standards by April 2020.

How we tested this website

This website was last tested on 04 November 2020. We tested the website manually to ensure compliance with each criteria of the WCAG 2.1.

We tested all HTML web pages on the site at this date.

Statement details

This statement was prepared on 20 November 2019. It was last updated on 04 November 2020.