Accessibility Statement

Last modified 3rd August 2022

Accessibility statement for Bats In Churches

This accessibility statement applies to .

This website is run by the Bats In Churches Partnership. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • use browser settings or plugins to chance colours, contrast levels and font
  • use browser settings or plugins to zoom in up to 200% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate using just a keyboard
  • navigate using speech recognition software
  • listen using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)

We’ve 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 this website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • some older PDF documents may not be fully accessible to screen reader software
  • recorded events are hosted on YouTube and use their automatically generated captions. We are currently reviewing these to check for quality and this should be completed by 2023

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format, or have feedback on a particular issue please contact or call 07718 588 356

We will consider your request and get back to you within 14 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, contact or call 07718 588 356

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).

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

Our project staff are primarily home workers based across England. We can be contacted by email or phone. In some cases we may be may be able to arrange an in person meeting at your church/site depending on location, or at one of our partner organisation offices.

Please contact or call 07718 588 356


Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The Bats In Churches Project is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status

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

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content). We are currently updating our images to have a text alternative and this will be complete by September 2022. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

Map view and list view on the Project Churches page are not accessible via keyboard. This will be fixed, or an alternative design provided, by September 2022


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

PDFs and other documents

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services.

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

Live video

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

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

The Bats in Churches project runs until October 2023. After this date the site will be archived and our guidance will be available via partner sites, which will endeavour to keep any guidance accessible.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 4th March 2022. It was last reviewed on 8th August 2022

This website was last tested on 4th November 2020. The test was carried out by DEFRA data information assurance team. The team tested all major sections of the site and a sample of church project pages.