Accessibility

Denstone Parish Council

Accessibility Statement for Denstone Parish Council web site

This Accessibility Statement applies to www.denstonevillage.uk 

This website is run by Denstone Parish Council.

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts using the Accessibility Plugin (the blue and white symbol located near the top left of the page)
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling sideways off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software

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

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

How accessible this website is

Some parts of this website may not be fully accessible:

  • text may not reflow in a single column under certain window or screen sizes although it should do so in most cases
  • Tables (e.g. in finance documents) may be difficult to view on small phone screens
  • PDF documents may not be fully accessible to screen reader software but where possible we provide alternative formats that are easier to view
  • PDF documents and links to other web sites will usually open in a new tab
  • The page name and and occasionally some other text and links may have poor colour contrast, but you can use the Accessibility Plugin to display the site in high contrast
  • There may be a few images especially in the header section that do not have alternative text but they are used solely for style and presentation purposes and will not impact on the usage of the site
  • There may be a few “empty” or “broken” links which do not lead anywhere when clicked. We are working to remedy this
  • Maps may be difficult to navigate using screen reader software

How to request content in an accessible format

If you need information in a different format we will try to help. Please email webmaster@denstonevillage.org.uk and tell us:  

  • the web address (URL) of the content
  • your name and email address
  • the format you need, for example, audio CD, braille, BSL or large print, accessible PDF

We will consider your request and aim to reply within 20 working days.  

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We wish to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we are not meeting accessibility requirements, contact us by email at webmaster@denstonevillage.org.uk

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

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

Denstone Parish Council is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content that is not fully accessible and does not comply with the accessibility regulations is outlined below.

Sub menus, such as those in the navigation bar at the top of the page, do not visibly respond to being focused on when using keyboard navigation. For this reason we have reduced the number of sub menus and provided alternative menu buttons on individual pages.

The image in the header section of the Welcome page does not have alternative text. However, it is displayed purely for style and presentation purposes.

There may be a few “empty links” in the page headers and footers which do not lead anywhere when clicked.

Disproportionate burden

We were unable to justify a full accessibility review and report owing to the fact that this would represent a disproportionate burden. As a small parish, we cannot justify spending large amounts of money on making our site completely compliant with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

We will work as quickly as possible toward full compliance, and any areas of non-compliance on the site will be updated when the expenditure required is reasonable for our organisation and available budget.

Content that is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

3rd party products

  • We reference Google maps. These may not be accessible to some people. We will always provide the information by alternative means on request
  • Social media share bars, if any, may not meet the required colour contrast levels
  • WordPress plugins or other built-in features with colour schemes that do not meet the required contrast levels

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23rd September 2018 if they are not essential to providing our services. Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards, where possible.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 22nd September 2020. It was last reviewed on 22nd September 2020. This website was tested using WAVE Web accessibility evaluation tool powered by WEBAIM. We also used the methodology described in “Website Accessibility Requirements” produced by NALC and the Microsoft Accessibility Insights for Web tool recommended in that publication to check accessibility issues during construction of the web site.

This website was last tested on 22nd September 2020. The tests were completed by the Parish Council.

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