Accessibility Statement

At East Belfast Mission, we are committed to ensuring our website is accessible to all, regardless of ability or disability. We adhere to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Level AA standards to provide an inclusive online experience for our visitors in the UK and Northern Ireland.

Critical Issues:

1.Visual issue: Heading elements are not in a sequentially descending order.

2.Visual & motor: Image elements do not have [alt] attributes.

3.Visual & motor: Links do not have a discernible name.

Manual Audits Required:

1.Visual issue: Custom controls have ARIA roles.

2.Motor issue: Custom controls have associated labels.

3.Visual issue: User focus is not accidentally trapped.

4.Motor issue: Interactive controls are keyboard focusable.

5.Visual issue: Interactive elements indicate their purpose and state.

6.Visual issue: The page has a logical tab order.

7.Visual issue: The user's focus is directed to new content added to the page.

8.Visual issue: Off-screen content is hidden from assistive technology.

9.Visual issue: Use landmark elements to improve navigation.

10.Visual & motor: Visual order on the page follows DOM order.

Ongoing Improvements:

We are actively working to address these issues and enhance the accessibility of our website. Our team is dedicated to regularly reviewing and updating our website to ensure compliance with UK and Northern Ireland accessibility standards.

Action Plan:

We have developed a comprehensive action plan to tackle the identified accessibility issues and audits. This includes prioritising fixes, allocating resources, and establishing timelines for implementation.

Compliance Statement:

East Belfast Mission aims to achieve WCAG 2.1 Level AA compliance with our website, in line with UK and Northern Ireland accessibility regulations. We are committed to continuously improving our accessibility features to meet these standards.


Your feedback is invaluable to our accessibility efforts. If you encounter any difficulties accessing our website or have suggestions for improvement, please contact us at our accessibility hotline at 028 9045 8560. You can also use our online contact form here.

Accessibility Resources:

For more information on web accessibility and how to enhance your browsing experience, we recommend visiting the following resources:

Regular Updates

We are committed to regularly updating this accessibility statement to reflect any changes or improvements made to our website's accessibility features.

Thank you for your support as we strive to create an inclusive online environment for all visitors to East Belfast Mission's website.

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