This website is managed by the Council. The Council want as many internet users as possible to have access to the content on this website, as such we are always considering ways to make our website and content as accessible and user-friendly as possible. The website has been built and tested against WCAG 2.1 level AA accessibility guidelines. For example, this means that you should be able to:
Change colours, contrast levels and fonts of content provided (the website supports the internet user utilising their browser or Operating System level e.g. High Contrast Mode or custom font sizes, to do this);
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; and
Listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver).
We have also tried to make the website text as simple and easy as possible to understand.
AbilityNet mcmw.abilitynet.org.uk and W3C https://www.w3.org/WAI/users/browsing
both have advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
This page is intended to identify the accessibility features of this site. Optimising accessibility is a continuous process, and helps to make the site as open and available as possible.
The site has been optimised for viewing and listening to web content on desktops, laptops, tablets and mobile devices and has been tested in the following internet browsers:
Navigation of this site is via:
The Council recognises the requirement for some internet users to view aspects of our website in a font-size larger than their default size. Please use the “Zoom” feature within your internet browser to increase or decrease the size of site content on your screen.
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible as follows:
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 – please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will consider your request and aim to reply to it within 7 working days, setting out our response and our solution for accessing inaccessible content (if reasonable, appropriate and/or possible).
We provide a text relay service for people who are D/deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment.
If you need to get in touch with us and you are a British Sign Language (BSL) user, you can get in touch using online interpreting or text to speech service.
Please contact email@example.com
The Council is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No.2) Accessibility Regulations as updated from time to time (regardless of whether or not they formally apply to The Council). This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA Standard in that it meets most requirements of the WCAG 2.1 AA standard subject to the exceptions listed at Section 1 above.
This website has been built to the guidelines produced by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and generally working to AA level of WCAG 2.0 guidelines (or Priority 1 and 2 checkpoints). Official W3C guidelines and additional information on various aspects of accessibility issues can be found at http://www.w3.org/WAI
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG21/ AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.
Non-accessible content/Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations:
The content listed at Section 1 is non-accessible for the reasons listed at Section 1. These are:
The impact of fully meeting the requirements in respect of the issues listed at Section 1 is too much for the Council to reasonably cope with (both financially and resource wise and hence a disproportionate burden), ahead of website launch in March 2021. The Council has assessed the cost of fixing the issues in Section 1. We believe that doing so now would be a disproportionate burden within the meaning of the accessibility regulations. The Council seeks to achieve compliance in respect of the issues outlined at Section 1 before March 2021 if extra funding becomes available or as soon as possible thereafter if no further funding is available within this period.
Wherever possible we provide HTML content on this website. However, some content is available only in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. To learn how to access such content with specialist browsers, please visit http://access.adobe.com.
Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. We plan to make these available by accessible HTML pages.
Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.
We do not plan to add captions to any live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.
This statement was prepared in October 2020. It was last reviewed in October 2020. Optimising accessibility is a continuous process but this statement will be formally reviewed on an annual basis.
This website was initially tested on 17 September 2020 and last tested on 6 October 2020. The test was carried out by Zoonou of The Workshop, 10-12 St Leonards Rd, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 3UH, United Kingdom.
If you require further information on the approach that was used to decide on a sample of pages to test and/or further information on our Accessibility Test Report please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org
We appreciate feedback on our accessibility efforts. For all comments, and especially if you encounter accessibility barriers, contact us at: email@example.com All feedback will be used help improve our performance.
We are continually looking for ways to improve accessibility and make access to the content on this website easier.
If you find any problems that are not listed on this page or you believe we are not meeting requirements, please contact us via: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Website and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you are not happy with how we have dealt with your reporting of accessibility issues, please contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) via equalityadvisoryservice.com
Drafted and Published October 2020