Accessibility Statement

This page is for our web accessibility policy and how to contact us if you experience any problems.

This statement applies to

This website is run by the West Sussex Record Office within the West Sussex County Council (WSCC)

This blog site uses accessibility features that WordPress offers. These features can be found here:

AbilityNet has advice on making devices easier for people with a disability to use so that you can:

How Accessible this Website is

We know some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible as some of our older blogs aren’t fully accessible to screen readers. Many of our older blog posts are not formatted in a way that makes them fully accessible. This includes un-captioned images, missing alt text, or text that does not make sense when when on its own (for example, the phrase ‘click here’).

We understand that the accessibility regulations do not require us to alter documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. However, if you need information in an alternative format, please do contact us.

What to do if you can’t access parts of this website

If you need information on this website in a different format, such as accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille, please contact us.

We’ll consider your request and get back to you within five working days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that are not listed on this page or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact us at

Enforcement procedure

If you have made a complaint and you are not happy with our response contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

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’).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

We’re committed to making this website accessible, in accordance with the accessibility regulations.

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliance issues listed above.

When this statement was prepared

This statement was prepared on the 2nd of November 2020. It was last edited on the 11th of November 2022.