WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT FOR THE POULSHOT PARISH WEBSITE.

This accessibility statement applies to www.poulshot.org.uk  

This website is run by Poulshot 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.

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

·         live video streams do not have captions

·         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:

·         email: Poulshotparishcouncil@gmail.com

·         call : 07785 547 176

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

If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, call or email the Parish Clerk on 07785 547 176 or Poulshotparishcouncil@gmail.com 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 Parish Clerk at poulshotparishcouncil@gmail.com or on 07785 547 176.

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

Poulshot 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 following non- compliances listed below.

Non-accessible content

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

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

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

PDFs and other documents

Some of our PDFs and Word documents are essential to providing our services. For example, we have PDFs with information on how users can access our services, and forms published as Word 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. For example, we do not plan to fix historical minutes.

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

Live video

We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 20 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 20 September 2020