Improvements

Animation

Our virtual tour homepage had moving images with no method to pause the movement. This can be very distracting for some people and can make it hard to access the virtual tour. This didn't meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.2.2 Pause, Stop, Hide. We worked with the 3rd party responsible for our virtual tour to create a more accessible version which includes a pause button.

Audio

Our virtual tour page played music automatically and the mute button was not accessible via keyboard. This can cause difficulty for people using screen readers as it will interfere with their ability to hear what is being read out. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.2 Audio Control or 2.1.1 Keyboard. We worked with the 3rd party responsible for our virtual tour to create a more accessible version which includes a mute button that is accessible via keyboard. In addition, the music no longer automatically starts when the page loads.

Forms

Some forms did not have radio button or check box selections contained within a fieldset. This can mean that it’s not clear to people filling out the form that the radio buttons or checkboxes belong to a single question on the form. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 3.3.2 Labels or Instructions. We are improved our form systems so all radio buttons and check box selections are now contained within a fieldset.

Images

We have ensured that all centrally controlled images (those outside of web editors' control) have a text alternative unless they are purely decorative. We have ensured that content templates allow web editors to add text alternatives to the images that they upload.

Headings 

We have ensured that all centrally controlled headings (those outside of web editors' control) are correctly nested.