Accessibility Statement

Website Accessibility Statement

This website is run by Necton 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
  • 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 has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

How accessible this website is

We are aware parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • Some older PDF documents may not be fully accessible to screen reader software
  • some text and links may have poor colour contrast
  • maps may be difficult to navigate using screen reader software

What to do if you cannot access parts of this website

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

We will consider your request and get back to you in 10 working days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We are always looking 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, please contact:

[email protected]   or telephone 01760 721665

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

Necton 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 and Non-compliance with the Accessibility Regulations

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

  • Some finance documents are scanned images which cannot be read by a screen reader. We may have some scanned PDF documents on our website e.g. our Annual Governance and Accountability Returns (AGARs). Scanned PDF documents do not comply with the Accessibility Regulations 2018 but these documents can be provided in an alternative format or on alternative media, on request.
  • Some images of Councillors are uploaded images only.

Line height, spacing between paragraphs and letter and word spacing

Users who have any issues with these styles (or adjustments using accessibility software) are invited to report any issues to us. We are unable to test this option as we do not have access to the full range of accessibility software which costs prohibit.

Content that is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations

  • Social media share bars may not meet the required colour contrast levels

You can find the complete list of content exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations on legislation.gov.uk.

PDFs and other documents

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

The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. For example, we do not plan to fix old copies of meeting minutes. Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will aim to meet accessibility standards.

How we tested this website

This website was last tested on 28th September 2020. The test was carried out in conjunction with the methodology described in “Website Accessibility Requirements” produced by NALCThis website was tested using the Microsoft Accessibility Insights for Web tool recommend in that publication.

We have undertaken to achieve maximum accessibility within the scope of the available technologies at our disposal, our knowledge of the required subject areas and the time/budget available to us.

Please email [email protected] if you have questions or encounter any issues which you believe should be addressed.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 16th October 2020.

 

 

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