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Accessibility Statement


Southwark Music are committed to ensuring our website is accessible to every visitor and will continue to work with our website developers to guarantee this remains the case.


This accessibility statement applies to Southwark Music.

This website is run by Southwark Music. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (the most recent versions of VoiceOver)

We have also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible is this website?

Parts of this website are not fully accessible. For example:

  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • live video streams do not have captions
  • some embedded videos may not have captions

Technical information about this websites accessibility

Southwark Music is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

How was this this website tested?

Automated scans of our website were conducted to test against this Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard using:

A selection of pages were manually tested using:

Compliance status

This website is compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard with many sections of the website attain AAA compliance.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

This website contains third party content embedded on the website (e.g. YouTube video, Soundcloud audio). As the mark-up for these pages falls outside our control, we cannot guarantee the accessibility conformance for these elements.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

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PDFs and non-HTML documents

Many documents are not accessible in several ways, including missing text alternatives and missing document structure.

Disproportionate burden

We believe that fixing the accessibility problems with some content would be disproportionate because the relevant platform will be retired soon.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

PDFs and other documents

Non-HTML documents published before September 2018 do not need to be accessible — unless users need them to use a service.

Live video

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

What were doing to improve accessibility

We conduct quarterly automated scans of our website to ensure the ongoing integrity of our high accessibility standards and conformance.

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format, send an email to [email protected].

In your message, include:

  • the web address (URL) of the content
  • your email address and name
  • the format you need — for example, plain text, braille, BSL or large print

We will consider your request and get back to you within 7 days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, use our contact form to report your concerns

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’).

If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 17 August 2021. It was last reviewed on 17 August 2021.