Accessibility statement for Upwell Parish

This accessibility statement applies to www.upwellparish.co.uk.

This website is run by Upwell 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’ve 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.

 

This includes how to:

 

  • make text larger

  • magnify the screen

  • change fonts and colours

  • make your mouse pointer easier to see

  • using your keyboard instead of a mouse

  • making your device talk to you

How accessible this website is

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • the text will not reflow in a single column when you change the size of the browser window

  • you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text

  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software

  • the contrast of some text may be difficult for screen readers to identify

  • some of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard

  • you cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader

  • there’s a limit to how far you can magnify the map on our ‘contact us’ page

Feedback and contact information

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

We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 14 days.

If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, call or email us [add link to contact details page] for directions.

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, contact: the clerk upwellpc@gmail.com or the website manager upwellparish@outlook.com

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

Upwell 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.

Compliance status

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 listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content).

We plan to add text alternatives for all images by September 2020. When we publish new content we’ll make sure our use of images meets accessibility standards.

Disproportionate burden

Navigation and accessing information

  • There’s no way to skip the repeated content in the page header (for example, a ‘skip to main content’ option).

  • It’s not always possible to change the device orientation from horizontal to vertical without making it more difficult to view the content.

  • It’s not possible for users to change text size without some of the content overlapping.

 

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

 

Third party products

We use 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 may not meet the required colour contrast levels

PDFs and other documents

Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, agendas, minutes and policy documents. By September 2020, we plan to either fix these or replace them with accessible HTML pages.

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 but these documents can be provided in an alternative format or on alternative media, on request.

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

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We are committed to continuously improve our website to ensure it is accessible to all and constantly monitor the website.

Agenda & Minutes

Community groups, 

Volunteer for local projects

Upwell Parish Council

If you have content for the website, please contact:

Email: upwellparish@outlook.com

Phone: 077075573689

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