Accessibility statement for

https://www.willand-pc.org.uk/

The above site is maintained by Willand Parish Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use our website.

The above Parish Council endeavours to make their website as accessible as possible to everyone, including those with disabilities and those who use assistive technologies to browse the web. Some of the ways in which we strive to achieve this are as follows:

 

Changing colours, font, text size and other settings

All modern browsers allow you to change colours and font sizes. We’ve tried to create a site which doesn’t get in the way when you change these settings.

For advice on changing settings, check out the BBC’s accessibility pages.

You can choose your operating system (e.g. Windows), your Browser (e.g. Internet Explorer) and the problem you are trying to fix. You will then get lots of relevant advice on accessibility settings.

 

Screen readers

A screen reader is a program which reads out the information displayed on your computer to you. Screen Readers can be useful to enable blind and partially sighted people to browse the internet and carry out other tasks using their computer.

We have installed a widget on the site and is available on all pages to allow the switching on or off, of the Screen Reader.

 

Plain English

We try to write in plain English and avoid jargon. If you do not understand something, please let us know.

 

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of the websites are not fully accessible:

  • Older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software

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

If you need information for this website in a different format please contact the Parish by using the details below:

Willand Parish Council

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

If you find any problems that aren’t listed on this page or think accessibility requirements aren’t being met please contact the Parish by using the details below:

Willand Parish Council

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

The above Parish 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 listed below.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

 

Issues with PDFs and other documents

Many of our older PDFs and other documents do not meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not be marked up so they’re accessible to a screen reader.

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018. This will apply to the Archive minutes folder in particular.

We aim to ensure that any new documents we publish meet accessibility standards.

 

Disproportionate burden

We have not identified anything that qualifies as disproportionate burden yet, but we are still evaluating our sites and may update this when we identify issues.

 

We can not be responsible for any external links or documents from external providers.

 

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

PDFs and other documents

Many of our older PDFs and Word documents don’t meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This doesn’t meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2

The accessibility regulations don’t require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

 

How we tested this website

This website was last tested on 20th September 2020. The test was carried out by Willand Parish Council using Accessibility Insights Web based analysis tool.

We tested:

  • our main website platform, available at www.willand-pc.org.uk

 

If you wish to report an accessibility issue, have any questions or need assistance, please contact www.willand-pc.org.uk Customer Support as follows:

Email: clerk@willand-pc.org.uk