Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Statement for Rubber Duckiee

This accessibility statement applies exclusively for and covers all content, imagery and functionality sitewide.

Rubber Duckiee has put maximum effort into making the Rubber Duckiee website accessible to everyone across multiple devices and technologies.

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website and be able to understand the content to get the best experience possible out of the functionality as originally designed.

As an example, this means you should be able to complete the following:

  • Zoom in without text spilling off the screen, or elements becoming inaccessible
  • Navigate the majority of the site using just the keyboard, or touch input where required.
  • Listen to the majority of core elements and content on the site 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, in the context of our areas of expertise and industry, to help visitors engage, understand and interact with it to maximise user experience.

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

How accessible is this website?

Every care has been taken to try and make our website as accessible as possible, the majority of our website is accessible but there are couple of areas to be aware of including but not limited to:

  • The video on our homepage autoplays on page load.
  • You can not modify the line height, spacing or contrast of fonts on the website by default.
  • External links open in a new tab / window

The video on our homepage has play controls on hover which can be used to pause the video, it also does not contain any audio.

Rubber Duckiee has designed all layouts with contrast and font sizing in mind to suit all audiences and requirements; if adjustments are required third party tools are available but this is not something we offer by default for our visitors.

Rubber Duckiee has made sure all external links are clearly labeled with title and aria-labels to clearly identify to screen readers and other technologies that links will redirect users away from our website in a new tab. Labels are applied via javascript which is required to be active in your browser settings for this functionality to work. Rubber Duckiee can’t guarantee the quality or safety of external content, but we will only recommend content from external sources in good faith.

How do we test accessibility?

Rubber Duckiee has thoroughly tested this website using the software “SortSite” produced by accessibility software company Powermapper. You can read more about their software clicking the link below:

Learn about SortSite and PowerMapper

SortSite runs extensive tests matching against WCAG 2.1 Compliance highlighting errors and warnings and categorising them into A, AA, and AAA standards, these standards can be read about by clicking the link below:

Learn more about WCAG Standards

What accessibility level is this website? (Status)

Rubber Duckiee has achieved the accessibility level of AAA. The website meets all criteria for functionality and design aspects including colour ratio meeting the expectation of 7:1.

This level of certification has been verified by third party accessibility testing tools SortSite by PowerMapper.

Feedback and Contact Information

If you require any information on this website in a different accessible format such as PDF, Large Print or Easy read please get in contact with us.

We’ll consider your request and get back to you within 7 days of receiving your request.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

Our main goal is to make design and development accessible to everyone. We’re always learning and looking for ways to improve our offering; if you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements please contact us using the details above.

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

From time to time our website might host documents and other resources linked to our services and products. In some cases these documents might be classified as essential in these situations Rubber Duckiee will make sure they meet accessibility standards.

Video Content

Rubber Duckiee does not plan to add captions to any webinars or live video content we stream or publish on this website. Video platforms such as Youtube and Vimeo offer automatic captions for videos on their services and Rubber Duckiee will make sure these services are available where possible. Rubber Duckiee can not guarantee the quality of the accompanying captions.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

Rubber Duckiee is an agency that takes accessibility seriously and as one of our specialities we aim to have a resolution in place and deployed to our website within 14 working days of any issues being reported. Throughout this period Rubber Duckiee will communicate with the reporter and run multiple tests using third party validation software such as SortSite.

Our goal is to test this website monthly for accessibility against the latest criteria from WCAG and make any updates in a timely manner to make sure our website is always meeting the expectations set out by the AAA accessibility band.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on the 7th August 2023, the AAA criteria was met on the 4th August 2023.

The next test is due on or around the 11th September 2024, this statement will be updated as required along with the change log below.


Change Log

11th March 2024.

Updates to make our website compliant with WCAG2.2

Homepage links updated to include underlines to make them more distinguishable. WCAG 2.2 

Heading tags updated on the homepage.

Landmark tags used to replace generic divs for high important areas for the importance of screen-readers.

Next test due on or around 11th September 2024.