How our site works, accessibly

Skip to content

If you’re using a screen reader or keyboard, use the ‘Skip to main content’ link at the top of every page to go straight to the content. You can also navigate a long list of links, logos, site searches, and other elements before arriving at the main content.

This can be accessed by pressing ‘Tab’ once for keyboard users.

Change the text size, colours and fonts

You can change the text size, colours and fonts on the site to suit your needs using external software and our website is designed to be compatible with most common size, colour and font modification software. We actively encourage our users to use the adaptation aids below:

For more info, check out the BBC’s My Web, My Way for details.

Readability

We have ensured that the design of this website is not an obstacle to its usability and readability, and it has been tested to ensure that that it will work on a variety of devices with different screen sizes.

We have made every effort to ensure this website is easily readable using ‘plain English’ by removing jargon and using more simple language. We have also split longer pages into different sections to make them easier to follow.

Our content writers use the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level to assess the readability of text that is produced on the website. Across the board we aim to have a score of 10.

Speech, reading and translation tools

Our site, like many other websites is compatible with JAWS screen reading software, as well as other browser extensions and built-in screen readers. You can also navigate this site with ease using speech navigation.

Translation software Is available for those whose native language is not English (UK). We do not make any provisions towards providing translated pages or content for those who do not understand English.

As to not exclude those, our site is compatible with Google Translate, but we cannot accept any responsibility for mis-translated content from a third-party source.

Accessibility Statement

HeX Productions is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards.

Measures to support accessibility

HeX Productions takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of the website:

  • Include accessibility as part of our mission statement.
  • Include accessibility throughout our internal policies.
  • Appoint an accessibility officer and/or ombudsperson.
  • Provide continual accessibility training for our staff.
  • Include persons with disabilities in our customer personas.
  • Work with accessibility assessors, Shaw Trust Accessibility Services.
  • Test using disabled users.

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. the website is fully conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Fully conformant means that the content fully conforms to the accessibility standard without any exceptions.

Additional accessibility considerations

Although our goal is WCAG 2.1 Level AA conformance, we have been able to apply some Level AAA Success Criteria, such as some video content with sign language (BSL) interpretation and images of text being used purely for decorative purposes.

Feedback

We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of the website. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on the website:

  • Phone: 0115 888 2828
  • E-mail: hello@horlix.com
  • Address: 20/20a Westminster Buildings, Theatre Square, NG1 6LG
  • on social media; Twitter: @HeX_Productions

We try to respond to feedback within 3 – 5 working days.

Compatibility with browsers and assistive technology

the website is designed to be compatible with the following assistive technologies:

  • most up to date browsers with all assistive technologies on any operating system.

the website is not compatible with:

  • browsers older than 2 major versions.
  • mobile operating systems older than 2 versions.

Technical specifications

Accessibility of the website 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
  • WAI-ARIA
  • CSS

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

Assessment approach

HeX Productions assessed the accessibility of the website by the following approaches:

  • Self-evaluation
  • External evaluation
  • Throughout the design and development process, HeX Productions’ partners, Shaw Trust Accessibility Services provide real disabled user-testing to ensure that every aspect of the site is accessible.
  • Constant automatic accessibility testing backed up by real user tests.

Formal approval of this accessibility statement

This Accessibility Statement is approved by:

HeX Productions
Zara Gemmell
Accessibility Director

Formal complaints

As a commercial organisation, we are not required to conform to any specific web accessibility legislation, unlike UK public bodies. However, as a trusted supplier to public bodies across the UK, we hold ourselves to the same standard. 

Under the Equalities Act 2010, the discrimination of a person with disabilities is in breach of this legislation. 

If you wish to lodge a complaint, we aim to respond to accessibility feedback within 3-5 working days and to propose a solution within 10-15 working days. To help us solve the issue that you have raised, it would benefit both parties if you could provide an example of the issue to allow our developers to target the issue with ease. 

If you have received no response, or are unhappy with our response, we are advised to inform you that you are able to contact one of the following organisations: