Accessibility statement

This accessibility statement applies to Birmingham Alexander Stadium

This website is run by Birmingham City Council. 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 (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

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

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

How accessible this website is

We know some areas of this site are not fully accessible:

  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
  • some of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard
  • you cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader
  • some of the controls do not change appearance when selected


We carry out regular accessibility audits of the website and a full website audit on an annual basis using WCAG 2.1 AA standards which guide our long term audit and improvement plans.

We use Siteimprove (a website quality assurance tool) to scan our website every day and it keeps us updated about any changes in accessibility and quality assurance. We actively check these reports and make changes as necessary.

In addition to this, we carry out ad-hoc testing of pages and the site as a whole using third party testing tools. The majority of this testing is completed with the assistance of Siteimprove.

What we do about known issues

We strive to achieve and maintain WCAG 2.1 AA standards, but it is not always possible for all our content to be accessible. Where content is likely to create a barrier, we’ll state a reason, warn users and offer alternatives.

Third party content

Links to other websites

We link to other websites that may offer benefit to our users. This may include:

  • news websites
  • social media platforms
  • official information sources, such as British Athletics.

We are not responsible for the accessibility of these, or any other websites we do not manage.

Reporting accessbility 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, contact:

Technical information about this website's accessibility

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

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).

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Info and relationships, WCAG 1.3.1

Screen reader users will not have the primary navigation region listed when reviewing what a list of page regions.

Use of colour, WCAG 1.4.1

The secondary visual cue (underline) on some links within blocks of text is not present on hover.

Non-text contrast, WCAG 1.4.11

Some links (menu, close menu, and learn more) contain icons which do not meet contrast ratio requirements when in a focussed state.

Link purpose (in context), WCAG 2.4.4

Each item listed on the search result page is wrapped in a link, which could make it harder for screen reader users to consume a list of links on the page.

Label in name, WCAG 2.53

The accessible label for the link “scroll down to page content” does not contain the visible text “Learn more” making it harder for voice control users to activate the link.

What we're doing to improve accessibility

We are working with our third party supplier to investigate and resolve any issues identified and listed above.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 5 December 2022. We update this statement annually and will review it in Deceber 2023.