WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT
Boxwell with Leighterton Parish Council
We want everyone who uses our website https://boxwellwithleightertonpc.co.uk to be able to find, read and understand our content, regardless of technology or ability.
How accessible this website is:
On this website you can (using the accessibility symbol to the left):
- change the colours, contrast levels and font readability
- increase and decrease the text size
- change the contrast
- underline links
- change to grayscale
- navigate the website using just a keyboard
- listen to the website using your browser read aloud function.
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
Parts of this website that are not fully accessible:
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
- you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
- Older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
- some finance documents are scanned images which cannot be read by a screen reader
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, contact us by:
We’ll consider your request and aim to get back to you in 14 working days.
Reporting accessibility problems with this website:
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, please contact us via email to email@example.com
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:
We are 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.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
- Scanned copies of finance documents are not accessible to read aloud software or screen readers
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations:
Some PDF documents do not comply with WCAG 2.1. We are working to ensure that all future PDF documents are compliant. Where possible, future documents will be added as HTML.
Content that is not within the scope of the accessibility regulations:
Many of our older PDFs and Word documents do not meet accessibility standards – for example, they may not be structured so they’re accessible to a screen reader. This does not meet WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role value).
Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs of meeting minutes and agendas as well as policy and procedure documents. From September 2020 we plan to gradually replace policy and procedure documents with accessible PDFs or HTML pages.
The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2020 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:
We tested the website using the WebAIM Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool (WAVE) in September 2020 by our own staff.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility:
Where possible we will create HTML pages rather than PDF documents.
We will regularly monitor the accessibility of this website.
PREPARATION OF THIS ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT
This statement was prepared on 21st September 2020.