This statement applies to the official website of Sportmalta and was last updated in February 2021. Sportmalta is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with [national legislation transposing Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and of the Council (1)].
This accessibility statement applies to www.sportmalta.mt to which the statement applies, as appropriate.
Sportmalta is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability.
We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and in doing so adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines.
Our website is designed to work with the most recent internet browsers such Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox and Maxthon. As part of this action, we adhere to the accessibility standard EN310549 and WCAG2.1 guidelines. Our online resources and forms are evaluated, both manually and automatically, in order to conform to the WCAG 2.1 Level AA guidelines. The website is designed to function well and be accessible when being accessed with appropriately updated hardware and software products.
Further recognizing that adherence to standards and guidelines, cannot on its own guarantee that a product is accessible, we additionally carry out usability evaluations in a joint effort with users, in order to gather the necessary feedback. We also strive to implement accessibility for information channels that are provided via other platforms wherever possible, such as social media.
sportmalta.mt does not depend on font, amplification and colour modification widgets, the reason being that such functionalities are already incorporated in most internet browsers or are available by means of different add-ons and plugins which various users are allowed to modify to their requirements. In fact, such customisations are available for most websites and not limited to sportmalta.mt. In order to allow for this level of customisation, we seek to maximise compatibility with these user modifications.
As part of and in addition to the above-mentioned guidelines, our website implements the following accessibility features:
Maintain a consistent HTML Heading hierarchy and information layout across different web pages;
Information content is organised into HTML lists wherever applicable;
We are reviewing the alt-text (description) of the site and correcting any discrepancies.
Maximise colour contrast for text where applicable where possible;
Configure all external links so as to open in different tabs when clicked.
- We are working on improving the consistency of labelling in our navigation, and improving the information on some of our links to make them more understandable to screen reader users.
At Sportmalta, we are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website. If you identify inaccessible content, kindly let us know by filling our Get in touch form from the contact us page. Should such an error arise, our aim is to analyse the issue with a view to identify the accessibility matter and bring the affected area into compliance.
FEEDBACK AND CONTACT DETAILS
At Sportmalta, we work hard to deliver a user friendly experience by offering a wide range of services and resources online, however we remain committed to addressing any accessible issues promptly. This is where we would like your help. If you encounter any issues in accessing our website, or have trouble using any aspect of the website, we would like you to let us know. All constructive feedback regarding the accessibility or usability of our site is welcome and will be carefully considered.
You may get in touch with us by filling the Get in touch form, located at the bottom footer.
The Malta Communications Authority (MCA) is the entity responsible for implementing Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 October 2016 on the accessibility of the websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies. In case your ICT accessibility-related query is not addressed within the time frames established within the ARR, or you wish to lodge a formal complaint, you can do so by contacting the MCA on 2133 6840, or by filling the online complaint form on https://mca.org.mt/consumer/forms/complaints.