MCTCC’s website meets AA level accessibility standards as defined by W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative, based on testing carried out in June 2020, and is partly compliant with AAA accessibility standards.  The website also meets the requirements of the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

A small number of issues were identified and have since been resolved:

  • Use of the keyboard doesn’t show the element that has focus, which makes the website less accessible to user who only use the keyboard RESOLVED July 2020
  • Meeting minutes are downloadable PDF, rather than HTML, which makes them less accessible; RESOLVED October 2020
  • When the user zooms to 300% or higher, the menu doesn’t allow the user to select the top level menu items RESOLVED July 2020

In addition, a site map should be added to improve information content and navigation.

These issues are being tracked and this document will be updated when they are resolved.


Making a website or mobile app accessible means making sure it can be used by as many people as possible. This includes those with:

  • impaired vision
  • motor difficulties
  • cognitive impairments or learning disabilities
  • deafness or impaired hearing

The accessibility regulations came into force for public sector bodies on 23 September 2018. Public sector organisations must make their website or mobile app more accessible by making it ‘perceivable, operable, understandable and robust’. The organisation needs to include and update an accessibility statement on their website.

An organisation’s website or mobile app will meet the newer legal requirements if it:

Testing Methodology

General Testing

General testing was conducted using the Web Accessibility Evaluation tool (WAVE) plugin for Mozilla Firefox, run on MacOS 10.15 Catalina.

The following pages were tested using WAVE, as being representative of the website as a whole:

  • Home page
  • Community Campaigns
  • Gallery
  • Contact Us 

Speech testing

The website was tested using Mac OS Catalina’s built in accessibility tools.

Test Details

Date of test: June 2020


Home Page (

WAVE Test results for MCTCC's home page
WAVE Testing of MCTCC’s home page

Community Campaigns (

WAVE testing of our Community Campaigns page

Gallery (

WAVE Testing of our Gallery

Review against WCAG2 Checklist

Principle 1: Perceivable 

Guideline 1.1 Text Alternatives  

Success Criteria HomeCampaignsGalleryContactComments
1.1.1 Non-text Content(Level A) Pass with caveatsPass with caveatsPass with caveatsPass with caveatsDecorative images have null ALT text.Theme mobile search doesn’t have labels

Guideline 1.2 Time-based Media 

Success Criteria HomeCampaignsGalleryContactComments
1.2.1 Prerecorded Audio-only and Video-only (Level A) N/AN/AN/AN/ANo prerecorded media on the site.
1.2.2 Captions(Prerecorded)(Level A) N/AN/AN/AN/ANo prerecorded media on the site.
1.2.3 Audio Description orMedia Alternative(Prerecorded)(Level A) N/AN/AN/AN/ANo prerecorded media on the site.
1.2.4 Captions (Live)(Level AA) N/AN/AN/AN/ANo live media on the site.
1.2.5 Audio Description(Prerecorded) (Level AA) N/AN/AN/AN/ANo prerecorded media on the site.
1.2.6 Sign Language(Prerecorded)(Level AAA) N/AN/AN/AN/ANo prerecorded media on the site.
1.2.7 Extended Audio Description (Prerecorded)(Level AAA) N/AN/AN/AN/ANo prerecorded media on the site.
1.2.8 Media Alternative(Prerecorded)(Level AAA) N/AN/AN/AN/ANo prerecorded media on the site.
1.2.9 Audio-only (Live)(Level AAA) N/AN/AN/AN/ANo live media on the site.

Guideline 1.3 Adaptable: 

Success Criteria HomeCampaignsGalleryContactComments
1.3.1 Info and Relationships(Level A) PassPassPassPass 
1.3.2 Meaningful Sequence(Level A) PassPassPassPass 
1.3.3 Sensory Characteristics(Level A) PassPassPassPass  
1.3.4 Orientation(WCAG 2.1 Level AA) PassPassPassPassTested on iPad and iPhone
1.3.5 IdentifyInput Purpose(WCAG 2.1 Level AA) N/AN/AN/APass 
1.3.6 Identify Purpose(WCAG 2.1 Level AAA) PassPassPassPass 

Guideline 1.4 Distinguishable:  

Success Criteria HomeCampaignsGalleryContactComments
1.4.1 Use of Color (Level A) PassPassPassPass 
1.4.2 Audio Control(Level A) PassPassPassPass 
1.4.3 Contrast (Minimum)(Level AA) PassPassPassPass 
1.4.4 Resize text (Level AA) PassPassPassPass 
1.4.5 Images of Text(Level AA) PassPassPassPass 
1.4.6 Contrast (Enhanced)(Level AAA) PassPassPassPass 
1.4.7 Low or NoBackground Audio(Level AAA) N/AN/AN/AN/ANo audio present on the website
1.4.8 Visual Presentation(Level AAA) PassPassPassPass 
1.4.9 Images of Text (NoException)(Level AAA) N/AN/AN/AN/ANo examples found in testing.
1.4.10 Reflow (WCAG 2.1 Level AA) PassPassPassPassIssue identified with the menu when zoomed in so that the menu is collapsed. Ticket logged for investigation.
1.4.11 Non-text Contrast(WCAG 2.1 Level AA) PassPassPassPass 
1.4.12 Text Spacing(WCAG 2.1 Level AA) PassPassPassPass 
1.4.13 Content onHover or Focus (WCAG 2.1 Level AA) N/AN/AN/AN/A 

Principle 2: Operable 

Guideline 2.1 Keyboard Accessible:  

Success Criteria HomeCampaignsGalleryContactComments
2.1.1 Keyboard (Level A) Pass with caveatsPass with caveatsPass with caveatsPass with caveatsActive field isn’t highlighted when tabbing between elements
2.1.2 No Keyboard Trap(Level A) Pass with caveatsPass with caveatsPass with caveatsPass with caveatsSame issue as 2.1.1
2.1.3 Keyboard (No Exception)(Level AAA) FailFailFailFailSame issue as 2.1.1
2.1.4 Character Key Shortcuts(WCAG 2.1 Level A) N/AN/AN/AN/A 

Guideline 2.2 Enough Time: 

Success Criteria HomeCampaignsGalleryContactComments
2.2.1 Timing Adjustable(Level A) N/AN/AN/AN/ANo time critical elements on the site.
2.2.2 Pause, Stop, Hide(Level A) N/AN/AN/AN/ANo time critical elements on the site.
2.2.3 No Timing (Level AAA) N/AN/AN/AN/ANo time critical elements on the site.
2.2.4 Interruptions (Level AAA) N/AN/AN/AN/ANo time critical elements on the site.
2.2.5 Reauthenticating(Level AAA)  N/AN/A N/A   
2.2.6 Timeouts (WCAG 2.1 Level AAA) N/AN/AN/AN/ANo time critical elements on the site.

Guideline 2.3 Seizures: 

Success Criteria HomeCampaignsGalleryContactComments
2.3.1 Three Flashes or Below Threshold (Level A) PassPassPassPassNo strobing effects on the website
2.3.2 Three Flashes (Level AAA) PassPassPassPassNo strobing effects on the website
2.3.3 Animation from Interactions(WCAG 2.1 Level AAA) PassPassPassPassNo animation effects on the website

Guideline 2.4 Navigable: 

Success Criteria HomeCampaignsGalleryContactComments
2.4.1 Bypass Blocks(Level A) PassPassPassPass 
2.4.2 Page Titled(Level A) PassPassPassPass 
2.4.3 Focus Order(Level A) PassPassPassPass 
2.4.4 LinkPurpose (InContext)(Level A) PassPassPassPass 
2.4.5 MultipleWays(Level AA) Pass with caveatsPass with caveatsPass with caveatsPass with caveatsSite search and list of related pages are available. Site map to be added.
2.4.6 Headings and Labels(Level AA) PassPassPassPass 
2.4.7 FocusVisible(Level AA) FailFailFailFailIssue as 2.1.1
2.4.8 Location(Level AAA) n/AN/AN/AN/ASimple website structure 
2.4.9 Link Purpose (LinkOnly)(Level AAA) PassPassPassPass 
 2.4.10 Section Headings(Level AAA) PassPassPassPass

Guideline 2.5 Input Modalities: 

Success Criteria HomeCampaignsGalleryContactComments
2.5.1 Pointer Gestures(WCAG 2.1 Level A) PassPassPassPassTested on iPad
2.5.2 Pointer Cancellation(WCAG 2.1 Level A) PassPassPassPassTested on iPad
2.5.3 Label in Name(WCAG 2.1 Level A) PassPassPassPassTested on iPad
2.5.4 Motion Actuation(WCAG 2.1 Level A) N/AN/AN/AN/A 
2.5.5 Target Size (WCAG 2.1 Level AAA) PassPassPassPassTested on iPad
2.5.6 Concurrent InputMechanisms(WCAG 2.1 Level AAA) PassPassPassPass 

Principle 3: Understandable 

Guideline 3.1 Readable: 

Success Criteria HomeCampaignsGalleryContactComments
3.1.1 Language of Page(Level A) PassPassPassPass 
3.1.2 Language of Parts(Level AA) N/AN/AN/AN/AEnglish only
3.1.3 Unusual Words (Level AAA) N/AN/AN/AN/A 
3.1.4 Abbreviations (Level AAA) N/AN/AN/AN/AAny abbreviations are explanded before use.
3.1.5 Reading Level (Level AAA)  PassPassPassPassNo complex language is used
 3.1.6 Pronunciation (Level AAA) N/AN/AN/AN/A

Guideline 3.2 Predictable: 

Success Criteria HomeCampaignsGalleryContactComments
3.2.1 On Focus (Level A) PassPassPassPass 
3.2.2 On Input (Level A) PassPassPassPass 
3.2.3 Consistent Navigation(Level AA) PassPassPassPass 
3.2.4 ConsistentIdentification(Level AA) PassPassPassPass 
3.2.5 Change on Request(Level AAA) N/AN/AN/AN/ANone present on website

Guideline 3.3 Input Assistance:  

Success Criteria HomeCampaignsGalleryContactComments
3.3.1 Error Identification(Level A) N/AN/AN/APass 
3.3.2 Labels or Instructions(Level A) N/AN/AN/APass 
3.3.3 Error Suggestion(Level AA) N/AN/AN/APass 
3.3.4 Error Prevention(Legal, Financial, Data)(Level AA) N/AN/AN/AN/ANo data of this nature collected
3.3.5 Help (Level AAA) N/AN/AN/APass 
3.3.6 Error Prevention (All)(Level AAA) N/AN/AN/APass 

Principle 4: Robust 

Guideline 4.1 Compatible:

Success Criteria HomeCampaignsGalleryContactComments
4.1.1 Parsing (Level A) PassPassPassPass 
4.1.2 Name, Role,Value (Level A) PassPassPassPass 
4.1.3 Status Messages(WCAG 2.1 Level AA)N/AN/AN/AN/A