This accessibility statement applies to content published on
https://active.leeds.gov.uk domain. This website is run by Active Leeds at Leeds City Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
- Navigate most the website using only a keyboard
- Navigate most the website using a screen reader
- Navigate most the website using speech recognition software
- Zoom in up to 200% without the text spilling off the screen
External link opens in new windowAbilityNet 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:
- Some parts of our website do not have sufficient colour contrast between the text and background colour
- Some parts of our website can be difficult for screen readers to interact with due to images missing alternative text or forms missing appropriate labels
Feedback and contact information
If you need information on this website in a different format email
ActiveLeeds@Leeds.gov.uk and tell us:
- the web address (URL) of the content
- your name and email address
- the format you need, for example, audio CD, braille, BSL or large print, accessible PDF
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
If you find any problems that are not listed on this page or you think we’re not meeting the accessibility requirements, email
If you contact us with a complaint and you’re not happy with our response contact the
External link opens in new windowEquality Advisory and Support Service (EASS). is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’)
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Active Leeds 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
External link opens in new windowWeb Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. The non-compliances are listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons. Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
Our website has many instances of insufficient colour contrast between the text and the background colour. For example on the homepage there is an orange button with white text, the text reads “Healthy At Home”. This has a contrast ratio of 2.34 and we must meet a minimum of 4.5:1. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3 Contrast minimum (AA).
Multiple instances of the same ID
Each page of our website has multiple elements with the same ID value. A singular webpage may contain one ID per element but the value for each ID must be unique. Some of the ID values specified multiple times on a page is:
- “DataProvider” which effects most pages
- “timetablesearch” and “loading” on the leisure centre pages
- “tooltip” which effects all accordions on the First aid training page
This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 Info and Relationships (A) and 4.1.1 parsing (A).
Links with no text
There are many instances of links with no text inside them on our website. For example on the homepage just after the second block of links is a link that has no text inside it and on the leisure centre pages the image slider has links with no text inside them. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.4 Link Purpose (In Context) (A) and 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value (A).
Form elements with no labels
The distance selector on the Find a centre page and Find a course or qualification has no associated label or text that describes what the user should do to assistive technology users. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 Info and Relationships (A) and 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value (A).
On the Find a centre and leisure centre pages when viewing the map there are buttons and images with no text available to screen reader users. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 Non-text content (A).
On the leisure centre pages is a row of tabs to help users find out contact details, timetables, court and pitch hire and facilities and opening times. We have included the ARIA role “tablist” on the container but haven’t marked each option up as a tab. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 Info and Relationships (A).
Images with no alternative text
On the Memberships page is an image that describes changes being made to memberships and on the About us page is an image which describes our values. These image has no accessible text and the information is not available in another format. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 Non-text content (A).
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 19th August 2020. It was last reviewed on 19th August 2020. This website was last tested on the 6th July 2020. The test was carried out by the Web Design Team at Leeds City Council. We tested a selection of pages, ensuring those tested reflected the variety of different page layouts used on our website. The pages we tested were:
- Healthy a home
- Find a centre
- Aireborough Leisure Centre
- Classes and activities
- Fitness classes
- First aid training
- Find a course or qualification
- Health programmes
- About us