Alderwasley Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Statement for Alderwasley Parish Council

This website is run by Alderwasley Parish Council

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means that you should be able to:- • Change colours, contrast levels and fonts

  • Zoom in up to 300% without text spilling off the screen and will reflow in a single column
  • Navigate most of the website just using a keyboard
  • Navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • Listen to most of the website using a screen reader

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

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

  • the text will not reflow in a single column when you change the size of the browser window
  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • live video streams do not have captions
  • 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
  • there's a limit to how far you can magnify the map on our 'contact us' page

How accessible this website is

The website supports text to speech and the option to change font size, colour and background colour.

All of the documents produced by Alderwasley Parish Council after 31 July 2020 will have headers, and in some cases a table of contents, making the navigation of documents easy to use and to find a specific item within our PDF documents.

Any documents produced by third parties but attached to our website may not be full accessible.

We are not in a position to commit to a retrospective check of all Alderwasley Parish Council document issued before 1st July 2020 however we will endeavor to bring the most used and latest documents to an accessible standard

However, we know at the moment that the website might not be fully accessible via navigation of the keyboard as the tabs on the various pages are not prominent. We are currently investigating this matter and this policy will be updated when this is known. However, the navigation tables on the contact pages are fully functioning and easy to use.

What to do if you can't access part of this website

If you need information off the website in a different format to what we provide, please

Email:- clerk@alderwasleyparishcouncil.org.uk or telephone; 01773 823008

We'll consider your request and get back to you within 5 working days, excluding public holidays, annual leave or absence of the Clerk.

Reporting accessibility problems with the website

We're always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that aren't listed on this page or think we're not meeting accessibility requirements, contact the Clerk via email or telephone and the matter will be discussed and investigated with the web site developer.

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the

Public Sector Bodies (Website and Mobile Applications) (NO. 2) Accessibility

Regulations 2018 (the 'accessibility regulations'). If you are not happy how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) (https://www.equalityadvisoryservice.com/).

Technical information about this website's accessibility

Alderwasley Parish Council is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Website and Mobile Applications) (NO. 2)

Accessibility Regulations 2018

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibilty Guidelines version 2.1 https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG21/) AA standard, due to the non-compliance listed below.N

Non accessible content

  • Site is navigable via use of keyboard only, however, the highlighted tabs are not prominent so not easily used. This does not meet criterion 2.1.1.: Keyboard. We are currently following this up with the web site developer to see if this is achievable in the near future.
  • Some PDF documents still don't include section headings. This does not meet criterion 4.1.2 (name, role, value). We are putting great effort into ensuring all our documents comply with this as soon as possible.

Changes to this statement will made regularly as we strive to ensure as much accessibility as possible.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 29.06.2020. It was last reviewed on 08.07.2020.

This web site was last tested on 29.06.2020. The test was carried out by the Clerk.

We used this approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test. The web site was tested using accessibiltyinsights.io. We used the recommended GOV.UK guidance (doing a basic accessibility check if you cannot do a detailed one) approach to deciding on a sample of pages to test; pages were chosen at random all found to be compliant on our web site