Accessibility Statement for Cheshire Archives and Local Studies

This is an accessibility statement from Cheshire Archives and Local Studies.

Conformance status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. Cheshire Archives and Local Studies is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard.


We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of Cheshire Archives and Local Studies. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on Cheshire Archives and Local Studies:

Technical specifications

Accessibility of Cheshire Archives and Local Studies relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript

These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used.

Limitations and alternatives

Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility of Cheshire Archives and Local Studies , there may be some limitations. Below is a description of known limitations, and potential solutions. Please contact us if you observe an issue not listed below.

Known limitations for Cheshire Archives and Local Studies:

  1. Links in pages: We need to make sure that links are distinguished by more than just colour and change appearance when selected. We will examine the style sheet and make changes accordingly within a scheduled review in 18 months time. 
  2. PDF documents: Titles and links within long documents because PDF documents come from a variety of sources. We will review documents and make changes accordingly within a scheduled review in 18 months time.If you need a PDF document in a more accessible format contact
  3. Alt text: Alt text the same as adjacent text. We will review the site make changes accordingly within a scheduled review in 18 months time. 

Assessment approach

Cheshire Archives and Local Studies assessed the accessibility of Cheshire Archives and Local Studies by the following approaches:

  • Self-evaluation
  • External evaluation


This statement was created on 7 July 2021 using the W3C Accessibility Statement Generator Tool.