Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to content published on the domain.

Please note that it does not extend to other linked sub-domains or partner sites.

The management of this website and its content is the responsibility of Lincolnshire Co-operative Limited. Our aim is to ensure that this website is accessible to as many individuals as possible. 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 taken measures to simplify the website text to ensure it’s easily understandable.

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

Our commitment

Gadsby's Bakery is working towards to being inclusive and accessible to as many people as possible.

Feedback & contact information

We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of our website. Please let us know about any issues you encounter or ideas for improvement:

Phone: 01522 512211


Address: Gadsby's Bakery, Station Road, Southwell, Nottinghamshire NG25 0ET

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 a complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Compliance Status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are the international standards for web accessibility. They define three levels of conformance, from Level A (the lowest), Level AA, and Level AAA (the highest).

The Gadsby’s Bakery website is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. This means that some parts of the content do not yet fully conform to the accessibility standard.

How accessible this website is

Whilst we are working to improve the accessibility of our website, we acknowledge that certain sections still need work. For example:

  • Some images and media require captions or descriptions.

  • Some form elements require an obvious hover/active state when navigating with a keyboard.

  • Some elements have an insufficient contrast ratio.

Non-accessible content

We have identified the following issues with the accessibility of content on the Gadsby’s Bakery website:

  • Some older video clips and other media available on the website may not include captions.

  • Some images may have insufficiently descriptive alternative text.

  • Some pages have a low colour contrast.

Disproportionate Burdens

We are working towards addressing as many accessibility issues as possible but understand that redeveloping some areas of the website and recreating some of the existing content would be a disproportionate burden to address in the short term. For example, archive content such as videos that have been produced historically, would be very time-consuming to rework and bring up to modern accessibility guidelines.

Websites or software managed by third parties that were implemented before these accessibility guidelines were introduced may be difficult and/or costly to change. We are working towards collaborating with these platform providers to address known accessibility concerns and introduce accessible alternatives where possible.

On some website pages, there is insufficient contrast ratio between colours used for text. These colours are based on design and brand guidelines which were written prior to these accessibility guidelines being introduced. As content is updated, we will aim to improve text readability and contrast ratios but replacing in the short term would be a disproportionate burden for us to take on.

Outside of the scope of accessibility regulations

There are certain types of content which are outside the scope of accessibility regulations. These include HTML documents published before September 2018, unless these documents are needed to access a service. In addition, live-streamed videos do not always provide for captions depending on the presenter tools available.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 16th August 2023. It was last reviewed on 16th August 2023.