Updated 12 August 2023

We strive to ensure that our website at www.wynchco.uk (hereafter “Our Website”) complies with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 at Level AA.

We do this in order to ensure that Our Website is accessible to all users.

To this end we periodically audit our website using the Jooa11y Accessibility Checker included with the Joomla! Content Management System.

All accessibility issues identified were resolved except for the following web pages:

  • Terms of Use and Terms of Service, where we have not used semantic lists (namely, bullet or number formatting).
  • Terms of Service, where we have included a URL using long format.

The content of Our Website consists entirely of text and images.

Our Website contains none of the following types of content:

  • audio, video or live multimedia content;
  • frames or iframes;
  • pages or applications that have a time limit;
  • automatically moving, blinking or scrolling content (for example: carousel, marquee or animation);
  • automatically updating content (for example: news ticker or chat messages);
  • page content which flashes more than three times per second;
  • content functionality that is triggered by moving a device or by the movement of the user of a device;
  • page elements which result in the launch of a pop-up window, an additional change of keyboard focus or other change that could confuse or disorient the user, when receiving focus or the user inputs information or interacts with a control.

Where deemed appropriate labels are used in Our Website to increase accessibility.

  • ARIA property labels are used to indicate user click or focus events, for example, aria-required (Contact Form) and aria-controls (content accordions).
  • ROLE labels are used to indicate different types of content (example: banner, contentinfo, main, navigation, presentation, search).


Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1

The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) published the above guidelines on 5 June 2018.

The WAI develops standards and support materials to promote making website content more accessible.

For more information about Accessibility Guidelines, visit the following links.

In 2018 UK law was changed to require that public sector organisation websites comply with the WCAG 2.1 AA standard.

Not all public sector organisations are affected.

Read more: Understanding the new accessibility requirements for public sector bodies.


Steps we take to ensure Our Website is accessible

Our Website has been created using the Joomla! Content Management System developed by The Joomla! Project in conjuction with a WYNCHCO Template developed by WYNCHCO Solutions.

The Joomla! Project strives to make its Content Management System compliant with WCAG 2.1 at Level AA.

WYNCHCO Solutions strives to make Templates which comply with WCAG 2.1 at Level AA.

Colour Contrast

We pay close attention to the use of adequate colour contrast in Our Website, for example:

  • between foreground text and the background, and
  • between link text and non-link text.


Where we have used forms in Our Website we have employed a logical tab sequence and labels to identify the input required. Input fields on focus are highlighted.

Keyboard Focus Indicator

Links and input fields are highlighted when keyboard users navigate Our Website.


We structure content using short paragraphs.

We write short sentences using plain simple English.

We aim to use as few complex words as possible.

We use punctuation throughout Our Website.

Responsive Design

Our Website uses a responsive mobile-friendly WYNCHCO template design to enable visitors to easily read, navigate and interact with Our Website, regardless of device (phones, tablets and PCs) and screen size being used.

Skip To Button

We include a hidden Skip To Button at the top of Our Website.

The button is visible when you select the tab key on your keyboard immediately after landing on a page in Our Website.

skip navigation


No tables were used in the making of this website.

If you find one then please tell us!


We employ easy to read sans-serif fonts in Our Website.

Non-menu text links in Our Website are underlined on hover and on focus.

Three Click Rule

We follow a 'three click rule' in an effort to provide users with a website navigation structure that is both intuitive and logical.


Accessibility Options

access icon

Click the blue button in the bottom left corner of your browser screen to see a range of Accessibility Options to help you navigate and interact with our website.


Assistive Technology

Did you know you can personalise the accessibility settings of your web browser and device to meet your individual needs?

The BBC Accessibility Help website offers useful advice for how to use your device's accessibility features and install assistive technologies.

Read more: BBC Accessibility Help.


Tell us what you think

If in spite of all our hard work you still experience difficulty accessing Our Website's content then do please tell us.

You can email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or call us on 0161 818 8228.