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Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Statement for Wrockwardine Parish Council

Using this website

This website is run by Wrockwardine Parish Council and we want as many people as possible to be able to use it. For example, this means that you should be able to:

  • 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 made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet (https://mcmw.abilitynet.org.uk/) 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:

• you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text;

• some PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software;

• you cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader.

What to do if you can’t access parts of this website

If you need any of the documents or information on this website in an alternative format or media such as accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille, then these can be provided for you on request.

If you require information from the website in an alternative format, please contact the Clerk at [email protected] or telephone 01952 897355

Your request will be considered and responded to within 7 days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems that are not listed on this page or, you think that we are not meeting the requirements of the accessibility regulations, please contact the Clerk at [email protected] or telephone: 01952 897355.

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 are not happy with 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

Wrockwardine Parish Council is committed to making this 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 (https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG21/) AA standard, due to:

non-compliances - this means the content in question is in scope of the regulations, but there's an accessibility problem with it 

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Maps displayed by Google Maps - we do not control how Google Maps displays information, but where possible we provide addresses within the web page's text (via HTML). When Google makes their map output accessible, we will update our technology accordingly.

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 plan to add text alternatives for all images by September 2022. When we publish new content we'll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

Some PDF's published since September 2018 are not in an accessible format, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. We plan to replace these with alternatives by September 2022. When we publish new content we'll make sure our use of PDF's meets accessibility standards.

Disproportionate burden

Not applicable

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

Not applicable

What we are doing to improve accessibility

We make regular checks on the performance of the website and ensure training is given to website administrators. Our aim is to make the website fully accessible by September 2022.  

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on in June 2020. It was last reviewed on 18th September 2020.

This website was last tested both manually and automatically in June 2020. The test was carried out by Wrockwardine Parish Council, aided by Hugo Fox.